CRIR 2024 Student Colloquium | March 19, 2024

When: 19 March 2024 13:00 to 19 March 2024 17:00

Where: Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM) of CIUSSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
IRGLM - Pavillon Gingras : 6300, Av. de Darlington, Montréal, H3S 2J4
Room: Amphitéâtre Saputo (ground level)

Results: Discover the symposium in pictures, as well as the winners and student presenters, on the web page announcing the results of the competition.



The members of your student committee are pleased to invite you to the CRIR 2024 Student Colloquium. This colloquium has been created especially for you, whether you’re a master’s, doctoral or post-doctoral student.

Event details:

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: In attendance at CRIR-IURDPM | Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal (IRGLM) – Gingras Pavilion : 6300, Av. de Darlington, Montréal, H3S 2J4, Room : Amphithéatre Saputo (first floor).

  • All CRIR members are invited to attend the student presentations.



Whether you’re just starting your journey in your research or approaching its conclusion, this student colloquium is designed with you in mind. Here’s what you can expect: 

  • You’ll give a 3-minute (180-second) Elevator-Pitch format on your research (no visual aids required).
  • A $500 prize will be awarded to the person with the best presentation (in front of a panel of judges).
  • You will learn more about interesting research happening with CRIR students.
  • You will engage in fruitful discussions with the audience (research members, clinicians) and members of your student committee.


Download the QR code to see the details of the Colloquium

  • 1:00 pm: Welcome and opening of the Colloquium
  • 1:08 pm: Student presentations – Part 1
  • 1:40 pm: Break (15 min)
  • 1:55 pm : Student presentations – Part 2
  • 2:30 pm: Presentation by Patrick Hébert, Carrefour des savoirs: Le FLOW (30 minutes)
  • 3:00 pm: Awards ceremony
  • 3:25 pm: End of Colloquium
This year, you’ll have the pleasure of discovering the inspiring projects of ten students from McGill University and Université de Montréal. Presentations will be made in a 3-minute (180-second) Elevator-Pitch format:
  1. Jordan Bedime, McGill University: Adaptation to split-belt treadmill pertubations in Parkinson’s disease with freezing of gait: Influence of cognitive load and patterns of prioritization
  2. Saksham Gupta, McGill University: Impact of Augmented reality on locomotor circumvention strategies in response to static human interferer
  3. Jessica Hanson, McGill University: Bridging the gap: Co-development of a knowledge translation strategy to promote evidence-based and early rehabilitation for children with cerebral palsy
  4. Mannat Madan, McGill University: The Relationship Between Community Participation and Mental Health Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults with Physical Disabilities – An Initial Evaluation
  5. Cyrille Mvomo, McGill University: Et si marcher devenait la clé pour suivre la progression de la maladie de Parkinson?
  6. Suhantee Sathananthan, McGill University: Public transit for teenagers with disabilities
  7. Azba Shaikh, McGill University: How do Individuals with moderate-to-severe Traumatic Brain Injury circumvent pedestrians while walking in the community?
  8. Thiago Vidal Pereira, McGill University: Gait Steering Strategies while Walking on an Omnidirectional Treadmill with Virtual Reality
  9. Antonio Sam Pierre, Université de Montréal: Influences objective et subjective des technologies de réalité virtuelle sur la réadaptation vestibulaire


During the colloquium, you’ll have the chance to hear and meet Patrick Hébert, project manager of the Carrefour des savoirs.
The Carrefour des savoirs is aimed at graduate students in health and social services research, and its main objective is to help you develop your cross-disciplinary skills and give you the essential tools you need to adapt and succeed, whatever your career plan, so that all the possibilities are open to you!

Patrick is currently pursuing a master’s degree in career counselling. He has worked in the health and social services network for nearly twenty years. He specializes in the development of individual and organizational potential. He is a consultant to Canadian career development organizations and offers training in this field. A professional coach since 2021, he helps managers overcome professional challenges.

This conference (in French) explores the concept of Flow developed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a Hungarian-born doctor of psychology.


Would you like to present your research project or be part of the audience to encourage the students?

  • PLEASE confirm your attendance no later than March 12, 2024, 11:59 p.m. – Registration close!
  • Complete the registration form, by following this link :


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We look forward to seeing you on March 19th for a day of growth, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to connect with your fellow CRIR student members and enhance your CRIR experience.


Your Student Committee,

  • Nicolas Herrera & Alia Osman, student representatives from CRIR’s research axes 1 and 2
  • Nay El Hajj (IURDPM), Jessica Hanson (JRH), Pauline Lemersre (IURDPM), Ebrahim Mahmoudi Kojidi (LLMRC), Étienne Marteau (IURDPM), Akash Sasitharan (JRH), Joshua Simmonds (LLMRC)