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The research laboratory led by Martine Hébert, Ph.D., full professor at the Department of Sexology at UQAM, is comprised of five research team members, one postdoctoral fellow, nine doctoral students and twelve masters’ students. The laboratory’s research program focuses on child sexual abuse and adolescent dating violence and aims to identify the protective factors on individual, familial, social and community levels that contribute in reducing the impacts of violence. The various projects also aim to promote the implementation of best intervention practices to support the optimal development of children and youth. We invite you to visit the "Projects" tab for a detailed description of current projects.




 The research laboratory of Martine Hébert is looking for two postdoctoral fellows for the year 2020-2021. The present offer concerns two distinct research projects.

The first project involves the development and evaluation of a teen dating violence prevention program that focuses on promoting healthy relationshipsPostdoc Fellowship CRC Interpersonal Traumas and Resilience 2020-2021.pdf

The second aims at documenting the needs of children and adolescents who are victims of sexual abuse and to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions intended for them. Postdoc Fellowship CIHR Foundation 2020-2021.pdf

These fellowships represent a rewarding experience within a dynamic team! Deadline: February 3rd 2020.


Award for Excellence in Psychology

Congratulations to Martine Hébert, recipient of the annual Award for Excellence in Psychology from the Canadian Psychological Association – Traumatic Stress Section.This award recognizes her outstanding contribution to research in the field of psychology.


Results: Graduate Scholarship | 2019-2020

The EVISSA team would like to congratulate the three students who received a graduate studies scholarship:

Lauranne Gendron-Cloutier, doctoral candidate in psychology strating in Fall 2019 under the supervision of Isabelle Daigneault, professor-researcher, Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal (entrance scholarship)

Jade Fecteau Albert, master’s candidate in sexology under the supervision of Mylène Fernet, professor-researcher, Department of Sexology, UQAM (scholarship for pursuing graduate studies)

Emily-Helen Todorov, doctoral candidate in psychology under the supervision of Alison Paradis, professor-researcher, Department of Psychology, UQAM (scholarship for pursuing graduate studies)