Chair holder – Geneviève Perreault

The Chair holder plans, organizes, directs and supervises all activities related to the Chair, its outreach and its administration, within the framework of the mission and according to the directions approved by the steering committee.

She ensures the Chair’s direction and monitors its external representations and the quality of its relationships with its funders, partners and affiliated organizations. He negotiates and enters into collaboration and service agreements, in collaboration with the steering committee chairperson.

Geneviève Perreault is Deputy director of studies, responsible for teaching services and research and she began her tenure as Chair holder in June 2020. Sociologists by training, Perreault holds a Master and Ph.D. coursework in sociology. She also thought that discipline in college for 10 years, in regular and continuing studies as well as in prison. She is a member of the Chair’s Scientific committee since 2013 and she was the principal investigator in an exploratory studies on the state of prison education in provincial prisons in Québec and Canada (Perreault and Meilleur 2015).

She is committed to a management style that favors close connections with all actors dedicated to the Chair’s mission.

Co-chair in research – Frédérick Armstrong

The co-chair in research, Frédérick Armstrong, holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and was a lecturer at McGill University and University of Montréal. His dissertation was on the moral justification of public policies adapted to the interests of cultural minorities, marginalized people and people in vulnerable situations. As co-chair in research, he intends to help ensure that these ethical and policy concerns are included in the applied research that is catalogued or conducted by the Chair.

Mr. Armstrong is in charge of supporting the development of pure and applied research, contributing to and being closely involved in the Chair’s development and activities, helping find private financial partners (donations and sponsorships), keeping strategic watch (subscription and publication hub), updating the Chair’s website, keeping the Chair’s documentation centre up to date and helping produce the Chair’s annual report.

Former chair holder – Jean-Pierre Miron

Director of the Office of International Development at CEGEP Marie-Victorin (CMV) until his retirement in 2020, Jean-Pierre Miron worked for more than 25 years as a teacher, educational consultant and administrator of college programs that promote social inclusion and community development. Before holding this position, he was the coordinator of CMV’s Continuing Education Service. As such, he was responsible for college-level programs in prison, an environment in which he taught for many years.