I have been a researcher at ÉCOBES–Recherche et Transfert, a technology transfer centre in innovative social practices at Cégep de Jonquière since 2003. Initially trained in sociology, then in demography, in 2013 I completed a doctorate in applied human sciences from the Université de Montréal on the social representations of genetic technologies among medical students. I am thus interested in a variety of subjects and adopt an interdisciplinary approach to study them. For several years now, my skills in quantitative, as well as qualitative studies, have been put to good use in projects focused on the sociology of youths and health. My research interests specifically implicate the evolution of the educational and professional aspirations of youths. I am also interested in the evolution of their psychological and social well-being, such as their self-esteem and their body satisfaction, as well as questions relating to their professional integration and their academic paths. Furthermore, the inter-regional migration of adolescents and their long-term settlement are subjects that are at the heart of some of my work. My experiences of multisectoral and multidisciplinary collaborations have led me to develop specific expertise not only with regard to scientific communication, but also knowledge transfer and popularization. I have also been an associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi since 2014 and a lecturer in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the same university since January 2018.
Marie-Ève Blackburn, Ph. D.
Co-holder, Research Chair VISAJ
ÉCOBES − Recherche et Transfert
Cégep de Jonquière
418 547-2191, ext. 6422