Marie Beaulieu Biography 


Dr. Marie Beaulieu

Marie Beaulieu has been appointed as a member of the National Seniors Council for a term of three years, beginning January 27, 2023.

Her work focuses on the mistreatment of older adults, fighting bullying and ageism; promoting a sense of security and encouraging positive, ethical treatment of older adults. She works hard to end the invisibility of elder abuse victims.

Dr. Beaulieu was Chairholder of the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults from November 2010 to October 2022. She also previously served on the National Seniors Council from 2013 to 2018.

She is a retired and adjunct professor at the School of Social Work at the Université de Sherbrooke and co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Age-friendly Cities and Communities attached to the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS Research Centre on Aging. She holds a PhD in applied humanities and a master’s degree in criminology from the Université de Montréal.

In September 2022, the United Nations named Dr. Beaulieu one of 50 international leaders of the Decade on Healthy Aging (2021‑2030). She also received the 2021 Acfas Thérèse Gouin-Décarie prize for career excellence in the social sciences, the 2019 lifetime Canadian Association on Gerontology Award for Contribution to Gerontology and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 in recognition of her many contributions to promoting recognition of older adults.

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