News from the UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison.

The UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison is delighted to announce its renewal by UNESCO for a 4-year period, to January 2023. In addition, it now has its own recurrent funding from the Quebec Department of Education and Higher Education.

Encouraged by this incentive, the Chair now welcomes two new staff members, Véronique Béguet (Director, Networking and Partnerships) and Frédérick Armstrong (Director, Research).

Véronique Béguet holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Université Laval and an interdisciplinary postdoctorate in mental health. She has worked for twelve years in social research in the health and social services field, in University Institutes, research centres and community centres with vulnerable populations (especially in mental health). She managed one line of the research program of a health organization along with the coordination of projects and conducted a total of seven academic and participative research projects, largely on users’ experiences and perspectives and on the cooperation between the various stakeholders.

Frédérick Armstrong holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from McGill University. He is the recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. His research on public policies on multiculturalism has led him to develop an interest in vulnerable populations as well as in the concept of vulnerability as it is used in setting out public policy.