The Nicolas-and-Suzanne-Zay Funds present each year two scholarships of $2500 to master and postdoctoral social work students of Laval University.This scholarship aims at promoting research and intervention in social gerontology.

To obtain this scholarship, students must meet several evaluation criteria:

  • Have an outstanding academic record (excellent transcript);
  • Carry out a relevant project in social gerontology;
  • Carry out a high quality scientific project;
  • Etc.

The Chair’s team would like to congratulate Isabelle Maillé who received one of the two scholarships for her thesis project. Her project’s title is: Accompanying Older Adults in a Situation of Mistreatment by Volunteers and Stakeholders from Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) dedicated to countering mistreatment of older adults. Isabelle is preparing her master’s thesis under the joint leadership of co-directors Sophie Éthier (PhD), Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at Laval University and Marie Beaulieu (PhD), Full Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Sherbrooke and Chairholder of the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults. Isabelle’s thesis is in line with the ABAM-MF project (Volunteering to Counter Material or Financial Mistreatment of Older Adults) led by the Chair.

To learn about Isabelle’s research project, see her thesis description.

In situation of emergency

If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

1 888 489-ABUS (2287)

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Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults
Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
1036, Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 4C4

Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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