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A busy fall season for the Chair! (Septembre 15, 2016)



  • Some drafting projects will start or will continue, including: a book on ageism, four book chapters and seven scientific articles.  The publication of these writings is scheduled for the end of 2016 or during the year 2017.
  • Some partners will be requested to further advance the process of defining the conceptual clarification of mistreatment and bullying. The purpose will be to enhance the definition of bullying with a specific reference to older adults suggested by the Chair.
  • Improvements will be made in a few sections of the Chair’s website in order to quickly and easily find the information you are looking for. Key changes will be made on the home page as well as the scientific watch sections. A tab specifically dedicated to online information on older adult bullying will also be added later in the fall.


  • Marie Beaulieu will give several presentations in the framework of various activities, including the Intersection Seminar (intended for police officers), the Partners’ Day to Counter Mistreatment of Older Adults (for the Montréal area), as well as the Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. She will also co-organize a webinar with the SPVM and partners from British Columbia on police practices to counter mistreatment, which will be broadcasted by the CNPEA (Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse). The IPRAS and Bridging projects will be among the main topics discussed.


  • Several other presentations will take place, notably the Forum Estrien with the AFEAS (Women’s Association for Education and Social Action) from Mont-Saint-Hilaire in the Montérégie region, the International Centre for Comparative Criminology (CICC), and the Gerontological Society of America (New Orleans). Among the topics discussed: the IPRAS project and synthesis of scientific developments in countering mistreatment in Québec.
  • The Chair will also welcome members from the Belgian-based Respect Seniors organization for a one-week working session.


  • For about a week, Marie Beaulieu will be part of a working group on seniors’ rights led by the United Nations (UN).

Along with these activities, the Chair’s team will actively promote the progress of each research project.

Please visit our web site to stay informed about our activities!