Guylaine Vaillancourt, Associate Professor, Music Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies authored an op-ed appearing in the La Presse+ as part of a series: 100 Idées pour améliorer le Québec faire rayonner la culture.
The piece discusses the role music plays in our lives, bridging the gap between language and emotion. Within this context Professor Vaillancourt discusses the many ways in which music therapy has helped individuals feel better about themselves, find connection with others and achieve better health outcomes in the process. With short anecdotes about the experiences of real people undergoing music therapy, Professor Vaillancourt demonstrates how this discipline can make Quebec a better place.
Pascale Biron, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment is a renowned expert on waterways & fluid dynamics and how they impact various species and communities - including our own.
With each spring thaw comes the inevitable rise of river levels, which can lead to flooding in communities on major riverways in Quebec and Canada. As flood waters rose in communities around Montreal, Biron provided insightfully commentary on the subject for CBC News and Ici Radio-Canada, including a feature story on Ici Explora.