Québec Network for Research on Aging



Pierrette Gaudreau

Assistant Director

José A. Morais


Centre de recherche du CHUM
900 St-Denis Street, Tour Viger, R05.436
Montréal, Québec
H2X 0A9
514 340-8222 ext. 4352



Thematic groups: 8

Researchers: 208


RQRV's mission is to support interdisciplinary and interuniversity research on aging, based on a variety of methodological approaches; to champion increased research capacity in this field; to promote the development of critical masses of researchers and students in the field of aging, their networking with one another, and their leadership at the Canadian and in ternational levels; and to stimulate and facilitate the creation of partnerships among the Network's research teams as well as with public and private institutions.

All of these elements of the Network's mission must be accomplished within a framework of open exchange of information and transfer and sharing of knowledge, not only within the scientific community, but also with the general public, health-care managers, health-care professionals, and health policy makers. The Network's ultimate goal in carrying out this mission is to increase knowledge about the biological, clinical, demographic, social, and societal aspects of aging. The purpose of the Network's research results is to promote successful aging, to help prevent or delay the onset of frailty and its harmful consequences, and to improve quality of life, quality of care, and the organization of health-care services for seniors, while recognizing their specific needs.

Thematic groups Responsible(s)


Sylvie Belleville,
McGill University

Mental health

Richard Boyer,
Université de Montréal


Guylaine Ferland,
Université de Montréal

Danielle Jacques,
Université de Sherbrooke

Incontinence and sexuality

Chantal Dumoulin,
Université de Montréal

Adaptation, Rehabilitation and Gerontechnology

Claude Vincent,
Université Sherbrooke

Evaluation of LTC interventions

Philippe Voyer,
Université Laval

Interaction and social support

Hélène Carbonneau,
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Organisation and evaluation of services

Nicole Dubuc,
Université Sherbrooke

Consortium Responsible

Quebec Longitidinal Study

Hélène Payette,
Université de Sherbrooke


Common research platforms Responsible(s)

Colonies de rats et de souris âgés et plateforme de phénotypage

Guylaine Ferland,
Université de Montréal

Pierrette Gaudreau,
Université de Montréal
Frédéric Picard,
Université Laval

Banque d'instruments francophones

Gina Bravo,
Université de Sherbrooke

*The mission comes from the network's website.