Launch of a Website on exposure to air pollution and noise in Montreal

LAEQ is proud to announce the launch of a website on exposure to noise and atmospheric pollution in Montreal. The main objective of this project is to compare levels of exposure of individuals to air pollution and traffic noise and the inhalations doses in rush hour in Montreal according to the transportation mode (cycling, car and public transport).  The website is available at http://atlaspollutionmtl.ucs.inrs.ca/

New research intern

It is with great pleasure that LAEQ welcomes Andréanne Lemay (geographer) for an internship during summer 2017. Andréanne will work on traffic video in Montreal and Mexico City.

LAEQ’s team at the 85th Annual ACFAS Congress!

LAEQ’s team will hold a colloquium on May 11th and 12th at McGill University during the 85th Annual ACFAS Congress. Philippe Apparicio, Anne-Marie Séguin and Thi Than Hien Pham will organize the presentations. Take a look at the program and looking forward to seeing you all!

LAEQ’s team at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Boston

From April 5th to 8th, LAEQ will be attending the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Boston. The laboratory professors (Philippe Apparicio, Anne-Marie Séguin and Hien Pham) will all be in attendance, as well as Joan Martori, Professor at Vic University (Barcelona), and six students from the lab: Bernardo de Alvarenga, Déborah Delaunay, Jérémy Gelb, Maxime Houde, Dominique Mathon and Isabel Wiebe. A total of eleven presentations will be delivered by members of the LAEQ; we invite you to have a look at them in our “Presentations” section under the “Realizations” tab.

Congratulations to Mathieu Carrier, Star Researcher, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture

Mathieu Carrier, INRS Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Associate Researcher at LAEQ, was chosen «Star Researcher» by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture in September, 2016 for his article “Road traffic noise in Montreal and environmental equity: What is the situation for the most vulnerable population groups?”, published in the Journal of Transport Geography.

New students

It is with great pleasure that LAEQ welcomes two new Master students and a new Ph.D. student this Fall, 2016. These are: Deborah Delaunay and Stéphanie Potvin, and Thomas Audrin, respectively. We would also like to highlight the acceptance of two of our Master’s students to the Ph.D. level, Élaine Lesage-Mann and Sophie Limoges. We wish them all the best in their studies and an enriching formative experience in our lab.

Summer 2016: four new research trainees

In the summer of 2016, four new research trainees will join the LAEQ team:

  • Fabrice Dumont and André Lachance, bachelor’s degree students in computer science and software engineering (UQAM)
  • Joanie Labonté, master’s degree student in geography (University of Montreal)
  • Stéphanie Potvin, bachelor’s degree student in urban planning (Universiy of Montreal)

Visiting professor

LAEQ is very pleased to host Joan-Carles Martori from the University of Vic (Spain) from June 8 to July 8. During his stay, Mr. Martori, together with Philippe Apparicio, will be actively working on various projects on the accessibility to playgrounds for children in Barcelona, exposure to air pollution and noise in Barcelona, and the development of an R library for calculating residential segregation indices.

Awards ceremony 2015

Congratulations to Mathieu Carrier: Winner of the award for the best doctoral thesis in urban studies at INRS.
Thesis title: The distribution of polluting emissions from road transport in residential areas of the island of Montreal: A case study of environmental equity. 
Supervisor: Philippe Apparicio. Co-supervisor: Anne-Marie Séguin.
Congratulations to Cynthia Benoît: Award winner of the best master’s thesis in urban studies at INRS.
Thesis title: Different perceptions of accessibility to services for the deaf in Montreal: Spatial accessibility, affordability, acceptability and availability.
Supervisor: Philippe Apparicio. Co-supervisor: Anne-Marie Séguin.