Steering Committee

Steering Committee Members

  • Michel Boivin, École de Psychologie, Research Unit on Children's Psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP), Université Laval
  • Richard Tremblay, Research Unit on Children's Psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP), Université de Montréal
Steering Committee Members:


Michel Boivin holds the Canada Research Chair on Child Social Development and is professor of psychology at the School of Psychology of Université Laval. He leads a program of research on the biological, psychological and social components of early child development. This program is anchored to large-scale longitudinal studies, such as the Quebec Study of Newborn Twins (QSNT) and the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development (QLSCD). He was a fellow (senior researcher) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) from 2000 to 2005. He is director at Université Laval of the Research Unit on Children’s Psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP), a multi-disciplinary interuniversity research centre aimed at understanding and preventing the development of adjustment problems in children. He also leads the Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development (SRC-ECD), whose goal is to mobilize knowledge on this issue. The SRC-ECD supports the construction of the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, of which he is an editor. He also chairs the Scientific Committee of the SRC-ECD and is a member of the directing board of the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.

Richard Tremblay. For the past 25 years he has been conducting a program of interdisciplinary longitudinal-experimental studies on the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children from conception to adulthood. His main goal is to integrate genetic, environment, brain and behaviour research to understand the socialisation process. This research program led to the creation of GRIP, an inter-university research center funded by University of Montreal, Laval University and McGill University. He coordinates the International Network for Research on Early Childhood Health Development which regroups investigators from University College Dublin (Ireland), INSERM (France), University of Montreal (Canada), Laval University (Canada), Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and University Alberto Hurtado (Chile). The general aim of the network is to strengthen collaborative interdisciplinary research and knowledge transfer on early childhood development among the 5 countries. He is the founding director of the Center of Excellence on early childhood development and founding Editor of the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development.

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