Research Center Team (CRITAC)

CRITAC's permanent team is supported by a team of dedicated project managers, engineers, trainers and researchers in addition to an international network of internal and external collaborators giving it a unique pool of expertise.


Patrice Aubertin
CRITAC Director
Holder of SSHRC Industrial Reseach Chair for Colleges in circus arts 
[email protected]
514-982-0859 ext. 261

Dean Kriellaars
CRITAC Scientific Director
514-982-0859 ext. 270

Line Giasson
Administrative Officer
[email protected] 
514-982-0859 ext. 

Jean Thibault
Project Manager
[email protected]
514-982-0859 ext. 221

Marion Cossin
Research Engineer 
mcossin[email protected]
514-982-0859 ext. 246

Adam Decker
Researcher, performance optimization
[email protected]

Fred Gérard
Apparatus and Performance Environment Researcher/Designer
[email protected]

  • Associate researchersOpen or Close

    The external scientific team is composed of seventeen research associates*: 

    • Dr. Marco Antonio Coehlo Bortoleto, Physical Education (Gymnastics & Circus), Campinas University, Brazil
    • Dr. John Cairney, Human Movement and Nutritional Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia
    • Dr. Joe Culpepper, Performance & Magic, Concordia University, Canada
    • Dr. Richard Fleet, Health, Laval University, Canada
    • Pascal Jacob, Circus Historian
    • Dr. Louis Patrick Leroux, Dramaturgy, Concordia University, Canada
    • Rodrigo Mallet Duprat, Physical Education, Campinas University, Brazil
    • Dr. François Prince, Performance Biomechanics, Université de Montréal, Canada
    • Dr. Rob Pryce, Kinesiology & Applied Health, University of Winnipeg
    • Dr. Véronique Richard, Creativity
    • Dr. Annie Ross, Mechanical Engineering, École polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
    • JJ Ross, Physical & Health Education, St-James School division, Winnipeg, Canada
    • Dr. Marie-Ève Skelling, Arts Education, Theatre & Circus, University of Ottawa, Canada
    • Dr. Melanie Stuckey, Kinesiology
    • Brandy Tanenbaum,Program Coordinator, Sunnybrook Health Science Center, Ontario, Canada
    • Dr. Michael Ungar, Social Resilience & Psychology, Dalhousie University, Canada
    • Agogué, Marine, Innovation Management, HEC Montréal, Canada


    * This list will be updated shortly.

  • Researchers in residenceOpen or Close

    Finally, CRITAC has frequently welcomed researchers in residence since its inception. Their affiliation at the time of their residency gives a good idea of CRITAC's interdisciplinarity:

    • Geneviève Dupéré, research acrobatic and theatrical project