Cirque du Monde in Mexico City: breathing new life into action for young people in difficult situations
Jacinthe Rivard received her PhD in Applied Human Sciences from the University of Montreal. Her research focuses on young people in difficult situations from an international, transversal (through different countries) and transdisciplinary perspective and seeks to foster thinking on how to understand the phenomenon. She published articles on this subject in 2004 and 2007 and others are forthcoming.
Guy Bourgeault, University of Montreal, has interests in the philosophy of education, social intervention and health and researches into questions and ethical issues of professional, institutional and political practices in the field of education, social intervention and intervention in the field of health.
Céline Mercier is full professor at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of Montreal and head of research and teaching at the Gabrielle-Major, Lisette-Dupras and West Montreal Readaptation Centres for people with learning disabilities. She heads the research team of the Déficience intellectuelle et intersectorialité partnership and is senior consultant to World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research, Consultation and Training at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute