Ketra Schmitt, Associate Professor, Centre for Engineering in Society
Prof. Schmitt’s research examines communicable disease spread contrasting physical and social distancing, as well as vaccine prevention. She is also currently working on a project collecting social media data on COVID-19 discussions.
Meghan Joy, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Professor Joy’s research is focused on the factors and policies that affect the quality of life of seniors in cities. She can look at the additional stresses and challenges the current crisis is creating.
Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, Associate Professor, Applied Human Sciences and Graduate Program Director for Youth Work
Professor Blanchet-Cohen's research is centers on community youth development with a focus on rights-based approaches to programs and services, culture, and eco-citizenship, particularly as it relates to immigrant and indigenous young people.
She is also the co-chair of the Youth Network Chairwhich was created in order to activate the 2030 Quebec Youth Policy.
Prof. Davidson has been actively involved in training close to 1,000 Concordia faculty members on how to transform their course material for online delivery as well as adapting her own to the current demands.
Prof. Leroux has extensive expertise in the circus community and the performing arts industry generally. He can answer questions about how we will return to live arts and culture and what this field might look like post-pandemic.
Theo studies the creative industries and production.
He is running a survey across the creative industries community in Montreal to get a sense for how much coronavirus has affected work and to see if the current situation exacerbates certain pre-existing conditions.
Gonzalo Renato Quintana Zunino is a psychologist with a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience of Sexual Behaviour from Concordia who has written a guide to how people can limit the risk of viral transmission while pursuing sexual activity.
Prof. McKelvey's research focuses on the Internet and its intersection with media and politics, including Internet policy and governance, digital activism, digital political communication and Internet history.
Simon Bacon, Professor, Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology and Canadian Institutes for Health Research SPOR Chair in Innovative, Patient-Oriented, Behavioural Clinical Trials
Prof. Bacon can outline the importance of understanding the epidemiology of the disease and its spread as well as engaging in the right behaviours to reduce the risk of contagion. He can also discuss ways of coping with self-isolation.
Prof. Daoust-Boisvert has over a decade of experience as a daily newspaper reporter and can discusses science and health journalism as well as how the media is covering this pandemic and our health care system.
She can also share her experience in moving her instruction online and classroom management.
Cameron Stiff, Masters student in Environmental Science, Geography, Planning and Environment Department.
Stiff is doing his thesis on the political economy of organic waste management in Quebec, has worked in waste management for seven years, and has produced a document evaluating Montreal’s zero waste plan.
He can discuss ways of minimizing waste while moving to more take-out food options.