Research Center Team (CRITAC)

See the internal and external team below.

  • Permanent teamOpen or Close

    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
    Engineer (CEP)
    [email protected]
    514-982-0859 ext. 246

    Adam Decker
    Researcher, performance optimization
    [email protected]

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

  • Dedicated researchersOpen or Close

    • Alisan Funk, MA, PhD student in Education Sciences at McGill University, teacher at the National Circus School and pedagogical specialist
    • Dr. Véronique Richard, PhD, teacher at the National Circus School and pedagogical specialist in Performance Psychology
    • Chris Gatti, PhD, circus trainer and production specialist

  • Associate researchersOpen or Close

    • Dr. Natalia Aguilar-Delgado, HEC
    • Dr. Marco Bortoletto, Unicamp, Brasil, Post-doctoral student in Physical Education at the University of Manitoba
    • Dr. 
    John Cairney, University of Toronto
    • Dr. 
    Mindy Carter, McGill University
    • Dr. Joseph Culpepper, Concordia University
    • Dr. 
    Richard Fleet, Université Laval
    • Pascal Jacob, sociologist and historian
    • Dr. 
    Doug Klein, University of Alberta
    • Dr. Patrick Leroux, Concordia University
    • Dr. François Prince, Université de Montréal
    • Dr. Marlei Pozzebon, HEC
    • Dr. Annie Ross, École Polytechnique de Montréal
    • Brandy Tanenbaum, Centre Sunnybrook
    • Dr. 
    Mike Ungar, Université Dalhousie 

  • Researchers in residenceOpen or Close

    Since the foundation of CRITAC

    •  Jennifer Spiegel, PhD, Cultural Studies, Concordia University
    •  Edson Medeiros Filho, PhD in sport psychology, Florida State University, É.U.
    •  Jonathan Paul Burtt, PhD student in Dance at Edith Cowan University Western Australia, Australia
    •  Veronika Stefanova,  PhD student in History at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
    •  Paloma Holmes, PhD student in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto
    •  Raphaëlle Creniault, PhD student in Kinesiology at Université de Montréal
    •  Amanda Langlois, Master student in Education at McGill University
    •  Tia Kiez, Master student in Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba
    •  Sarah Travis, Post-doctoral student in Psychology at the University of Manitoba
    •  Marie-Ève Skelling, Post-doctoral student in Education at Concordia University
    •  Sarah Poole, Master student in Art Education at Concordia University
    •  Marie-Philippe Tremblay, Master student in Public Health, Université de Laval
    •  Dr. Bradley Donohue, PhD in Psychology, Nevada University, USA
    •  Yulia Gavrilova, PhD student in Psychology, Nevada University, USA
    •  Marina Galante, PhD student in Psychology, Nevada University, USA
    •  Shane Hollohan, PhD student in Art Practive, University of Limerick, Ireland
    •  Marc Antoine Boutin, Master student in Music at Université de Montréal
    •  Amanda Langlois, Master student in Education at McGill University
    •  Katie Lynn Gardner, PhD student in Music at the University of Oxford, England