Marie-Ève ​​Bédard holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in gerontology from the University of Sherbrooke. She is a principal researcher at the Collegial Center for Expertise in Gerontology (CCEG) at Cégep de Drummondville.Her research expertise includes: populations in vulnerable situations, including LGBT+ older adults; mistreatment and bullying of older adults; domestic violence among older adults; social participation of older adults, including defense of rights and intergenerationality; quality living environments for older adults. She has led and leads several action-research projects, including: Healthier, Safer, Welcoming and Inclusive Private Residences with a Serious Game Aiming to Prevent and Counter Mistreatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Older Adults (LGBT+) (2020-2022) ; Violence within elderly couples living at home during confinement: strengthening the feeling of security through a better understanding of these situations, and the production, distribution and evaluation of awareness-raising video clips (2021-2023); Promoting practices to prevent or counter the stigmatization of older adults with dementia in their community and promoting their inclusion (2021-2023).Marie-Ève ​​is a social gerontologist whose work contributes to the health — physical, mental and financial — well-being, quality of life and safety of older adults, both in Quebec and internationally.

Website: University of Sherbrooke


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