Simon Larose

Simon Larose is the ERES Project Director and a professor at the Département d’études sur l’enseignement et l’apprentissage of the Faculté des sciences de l’éducation at Université Laval. His areas of expertise include the development of adolescents and young adults, academic and vocational trajectories of youth, and dropout prevention in mathematics, science and technology. Since 1994, he has conducted many funded research projects on the transition from high school to college, community and academic mentoring, and academic persistence. Mr. Larose has an extensive publication record featuring over 60 scientific articles, book chapters, research reports and articles for the general public. These publications can be consulted on the research laboratory’s Website (


Stéphane Duchesne
  Stéphane Duchesne is the ERES Project Associate Director and an associate professor at the Département d'études sur l'enseignement et l'apprentissage at Université Laval. In addition to teaching courses on adolescent behaviour disorders, he conducts research funded by federal and provincial agencies focuses on explaining the trajectories of academic functioning using contextual (family, school) and personal (behaviour, emotions, motivation) factors. More information on Mr Duchesne's research projects can be found at


Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith is the ERES Project Coordinator. Holding a master’s degree in educational psychology, she has worked on the coordination of various research projects at Université Laval since 2004 and is coordinating the ERES Project since 2011.  


Diane Cyrenne
  Diane Cyrenne is in charge of the “Communication” and monitors the ERES Project from the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS). After completing her master’s degree in educational psychology, she teaches and supervises students in the program in special education offered at Collège Mérici  and she has a relief from her regular duties to participate in this study.