Québec Network for Research on Aging


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


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
Cognition Sylvie Belleville, McGill University
Mental Health Richard Boyer, Université de Montréal
Nutrition 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