Cécile Van de Velde

Canada Research Chair in Social Inequalities and Life Journeys

Tier 2 - 2015-04-01
Renewed: 2020-10-01
Université de Montréal
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Coming to Canada From

École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris

Research involves

Shedding light on the myriad effects that social inequities have on our life journeys, from childhood to old age.

Research relevance

The research will identify the dynamics at play in the evolution of social and generational inequities and will propose avenues for action.

Research summary

The issue of social inequalities is emerging as one of the key challenges over the next decade. It calls for new knowledge to rethink social justice, “living together,” and protecting the newly vulnerable among us. To meet this challenge, the Canada Research Chair in Social Inequalities and Life Journeys will explore not only the way inequalities are manifested in different life journeys, but also the perceptions of them – their acceptance in the experience of injustice – and the way they will in turn shape the political relationship, be it in the form of retreat, commitment or revolt.