Global-Watch – Fonds de recherche du Québec Fellowships

Fostering knowledge transfer in workplace mental health and well-being during a pandemic

The Global-Watch – Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) fellowships aim to reward the high-quality work of doctoral students who joined forces at the start of the pandemic to offer organizations, in the form of Scientific Newsflashes, accessible scientific knowledge and concrete action steps to minimize the effects of the pandemic on workers’ health and well-being.


Under the supervision of Prof. France St-Hilaire, Ph.D., full professor of human resources at the Université de Sherbrooke School of Management and director of Global-Watch’s scientific monitoring, 9 doctoral students from the Université de Sherbrooke and UQAM produced 10 Scientific Newsflashes.


Global-Watch works regularly with researchers, as well as doctoral students, to develop science-based tools for employers. It serves as a catalyst among the various actors involved in workplace mental health and well-being as well as an accelerator of knowledge transfer among academia, institutions and employers.

“It is in this spirit that we asked for the support of Fonds de recherche du Québec for this initiative involving doctoral students as well as eventually bringing together an international jury of stakeholders from academic, institutional and organizational contexts to evaluate the Scientific Newsflashes in order to award the fellowships. We believe it is important to encourage these emerging researchers to keep developing their skills to make science accessible for the benefit of workplaces.”
Marie-Claude Pelletier
President and founder, Global-Watch


“We are pleased to support this Global-Watch initiative. In addition to promoting knowledge transfer from academic settings to workplaces, the Global-Watch Scientific Newsflashes make it possible for doctoral students to develop in a concrete way their ability to make science accessible to employers and to offer them action steps based on solid data. Communication skills that we value greatly in these emerging researchers.”
Rémi Quirion, O.C., C.Q., Ph.D., m.s.r.c.
Chief Scientist of Québec
Chair of the boards of directors of the three Fonds de recherche du Québec

Recipients of the Global-Watch – Fonds de recherche du Québec Fellowships

The four Scientific Newsflashes that enabled doctoral students to obtain a Global-Watch – Fonds de recherche du Québec fellowship are (in alphabetical order):

Preparing effective communications to protect employee and organizational health in times of crisis

Julie Rochefort, Ph.D in business administration, Université de Sherbrooke

Patrice Daneau, Ph.D in business administration, Université de Sherbrooke

We thank all the members of the jury for generously giving their time and in this way contributing to the acceleration of knowledge transfer in workplace health and well-being between academia and organizations.


  • Michelle Dubuc, Head of communications, Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ), Québec
  • Jean-Pierre Perreault, Vice-rector, Research and Graduate Studies, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec
  • Valérie Poulin, Director, Human Health, Secrétariat au Conseil du Trésor, Québec
  • Suzanne Bossy, Director, Health and Wellness, CGI, Canadian and international employer
  • Christine Caldera, Secretary-General, Association Nationale des Directeurs Ressources Humaines (ANDRH), France