CPPA STUDENT AMBASSADORS



Name: Rémi Thériault

School: L'Université du Québec à Montréal


Biography:
Rémi Thériault obtained his B.A. Psychology and M.Sc. Psychiatry from McGill University, Montréal, Québec. His undergraduate research has principally focused on exploring the mind-body connection through the placebo effect and the malleability of the sense of embodiment. His Master’s research focused on psychological strategies to increase empathy and reduce intergroup prejudice, such as taking others’ perspective using virtual reality technology. His current doctoral research at UQAM explores ways to boost altruism and reduce aggression through loving-kindness meditation. Overall, Rémi is passionate about putting social-psychological research to use to increase people’s wellbeing and intrinsic motivation to help one another.




Name: Andrea LeFebvre

School: University of Ottawa

Biography:

Andrea LeFebvre is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa, Ontario. She works with Dr. Veronika Huta, director of the well-being lab at the University of Ottawa. Andrea is passionate about bridging positive psychology into clinical practice. She currently studies two main ways in which people pursue well-being: the eudaimonic orientation (seeking meaning, excellence, authenticity, and growth); and the hedonic orientation (seeking pleasure, enjoyment, and comfort). Andrea also loves to practice and teach yoga, and she is interested in the integration of yoga into psychotherapy.



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