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I've found this bug in my appartment today and I was wondering what insect it is? Thank you.


This is a "click beetle" (Coleoptera, Elateridae). They have this name because of the loud click sound they produce. They are related to fireflies (Lampyridae), and some click beetle species are themselves luminescent.

According to the link above:

A spine on the prosternum can be snapped into a corresponding notch on the mesosternum, producing a violent "click" that can bounce the beetle into the air.

I don't know about those North American beetles, but in South America I've seen click beetles jumping more than 30cm in the air.

Here is a photo of a click beetle in Montreal, from the Pest Control Canada website, which looks like your specimen:

Unfortunately, the entomologist that identified the animal in the photo above didn't narrow it down to Genus or Species.


Biology

The Map of Life is a new, free, online resource about convergent evolution. Based out of Cambridge University, this resource is for CEGEP- and university-level students.

Learn about aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system with this presentation for students in upper elementary and secondary school.

  • Aquatic Invasive Species (PowerPoint)
  • Aquatic Invasive Species (PDF)

Dr. Anthony Ricciardi, Associate Professor at the Redpath Museum, and his students are studying invasive species in the St. Lawrence. Learn how zebra and quagga mussels, bloody red mysid shrimp, and the round goby are changing our local river ecosystem in these videos from the Montreal Gazette and the American Museum of Natural History:

Seahorses

Seahorses capture the imagination of young and old alike. Learn all about these amazing fish in this presentation for pre-school and elementary students.

Vertebrate evolution

Explore the evolution of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals in this presentation for students in secondary school.

  • Vertebrate Evolution (PowerPoint)
  • Vertebrate Evolution (PDF)

​It's Greek to me!

From amphi- to zyg-, this booklet explains many of the Greek and Latin words that make up scientific names and terms. Taken from the McGill Herpetology 327 course pack and used with permision from the author, this is for Science teachers and students in secondary and post-secondary schools.


Héctor Cárcamo, Ph. D.

Integrated approaches for flea beetle control – seeding rates, economic thresholds, prediction models, landscape effects, and natural enemies. Project Leader(s): A. Costamagna (U of MB), T. Wist is AAFC Cluster Lead. Collaborators: H. Carcamo, J. Otani, J. Gavloski (MAFRI).

Biology and management of pea leaf weevil in support of faba bean and field pea production. Project Leader(s): H. Carcamo. Collaborators: M. Evenden, D. Bruhjell, R. De Clerck Floate, N. Harker, J. Broatch (AAF), S. Chatterton.

Sustainable reduced chemical strategies to manage pea leaf weevil in pulse crops in Saskatchewan. Project Leader(s): M. Vankosky. Collaborators: M. Evenden, H. Carcamo, B. Mori.

Biological control of cabbage seedpod weevil. Project Leader(s): H. Carcamo. Collaborators: G. Labrie, E. Lucas, L. Belzile, P. Bouchard, T. Gariepy, P. Mason, M. Vankosky, B. Mori, D. Johnson, S. Meers.

Seed Forage insect pest management. Project Leader(s): H. Carcamo and J. Otani. Collaborators: B. Mori, M. Vankosky

Lygus biological control in emerging and established crops. Project Leader(s): H. Carcamo. Collaborators: Geneviève Labrie, Dan Johnson, Kevin Floate, Diana Wilches, Piratheepa Jegatheeswaran


7195. This was on my kitchen floor, need to know what it is. Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Canada

Number 7195. It’s a cobweb/comb-footed spider (family Theridiidae) in the genus Steatoda likely Steatoda bipunctata (commonly known as the rabbit hutch spider). They are not aggressive, but may deliver a painful bite if handled carelessly. Cobweb Spider detailed information


Applying network theory to prioritize multispecies habitat networks that are robust to climate and land-use change

Address for correspondence: Aix Marseille Univ, Univ Avignon, CNRS, IRD, IMBE, Case 421 Av Escadrille Normandie Niémen 13 397 Marseille cedex 20, France, email [email protected] Search for more papers by this author

Department of Biology, McGill University, Stewart Biology Building 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1 Canada

Département des sciences naturelles, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Institut des sciences de la forêt tempérée, 58 Rue Principale, Ripon, QC, J0V 1V0 Canada

Apex Resource Management Solutions Ltd., 937 Kingsmere Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A, 3K2 Canada

Department of Biology, McGill University, Stewart Biology Building 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1 Canada

Department of Biology, McGill University, Stewart Biology Building 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1 Canada

Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science, Stewart Biology Building 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1 Canada

Aix Marseille Univ, Univ Avignon, CNRS, IRD, IMBE, Case 421 Av Escadrille Normandie Niémen 13 397 Marseille cedex 20, France

Department of Biology, McGill University, Stewart Biology Building 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1 Canada

Address for correspondence: Aix Marseille Univ, Univ Avignon, CNRS, IRD, IMBE, Case 421 Av Escadrille Normandie Niémen 13 397 Marseille cedex 20, France, email [email protected] Search for more papers by this author

Department of Biology, McGill University, Stewart Biology Building 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1 Canada

Département des sciences naturelles, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Institut des sciences de la forêt tempérée, 58 Rue Principale, Ripon, QC, J0V 1V0 Canada

Apex Resource Management Solutions Ltd., 937 Kingsmere Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A, 3K2 Canada

Department of Biology, McGill University, Stewart Biology Building 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1 Canada

Department of Biology, McGill University, Stewart Biology Building 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1 Canada

Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science, Stewart Biology Building 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1 Canada

Abstract

Designing connected landscapes is among the most widespread strategies for achieving biodiversity conservation targets. The challenge lies in simultaneously satisfying the connectivity needs of multiple species at multiple spatial scales under uncertain climate and land-use change. To evaluate the contribution of remnant habitat fragments to the connectivity of regional habitat networks, we developed a method to integrate uncertainty in climate and land-use change projections with the latest developments in network-connectivity research and spatial, multipurpose conservation prioritization. We used land-use change simulations to explore robustness of species’ habitat networks to alternative development scenarios. We applied our method to 14 vertebrate focal species of periurban Montreal, Canada. Accounting for connectivity in spatial prioritization strongly modified conservation priorities and the modified priorities were robust to uncertain climate change. Setting conservation priorities based on habitat quality and connectivity maintained a large proportion of the region's connectivity, despite anticipated habitat loss due to climate and land-use change. The application of connectivity criteria alongside habitat-quality criteria for protected-area design was efficient with respect to the amount of area that needs protection and did not necessarily amplify trade-offs among conservation criteria. Our approach and results are being applied in and around Montreal and are well suited to the design of ecological networks and green infrastructure for the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in other regions, in particular regions around large cities, where connectivity is critically low.

Abstract

Aplicación de la Teoría de Redes para Priorizar las Redes de Hábitats Multiespecies que son Resistentes al Clima y al Cambio de Uso de Suelo

Resumen

El diseño de paisajes conectados está entre las estrategias más utilizadas para alcanzar los objetivos de conservación de la biodiversidad. El reto yace en satisfacer simultáneamente las necesidades de conectividad de especies múltiples a escalas espaciales múltiples bajo el clima y el cambio de uso de suelo incierto. Para evaluar la contribución de los fragmentos de hábitat remanentes a la conectividad de las redes de hábitats regionales desarrollamos un método para integrar la incertidumbre en las proyecciones climáticas y de cambio de uso de suelo a los desarrollos más recientes en la investigación de conectividad de redes y la priorización de la conservación espacial y multipropósito. Usamos las simulaciones de cambio de uso de suelo para explorar la resistencia de las redes de hábitats de especies ante escenarios alternativos de desarrollo. Aplicamos nuestro método a 14 especies focales de vertebrados de la zona periurbana de Montreal, Canadá. Considerar a la conectividad en la priorización espacial modificó fuertemente las prioridades de conservación y las prioridades modificadas fueron resistentes al cambio climático incierto. Establecer las prioridades de conservación con base en la calidad del hábitat y la conectividad mantuvo una gran proporción de la conectividad de la región, a pesar de la pérdida anticipada del hábitat debido al clima y al cambio del uso de suelo. La aplicación de los criterios de conectividad junto con los criterios de calidad de hábitat para el diseño de áreas protegidas fue eficiente con respecto a la cantidad del área que necesita protección y no amplificó necesariamente las compensaciones entre los criterios de conservación. Nuestra estrategia y resultados están siendo aplicados en y alrededor de Montreal y son muy adecuados para el diseño de las redes ecológicas y la infraestructura verde para la conservación de la biodiversidad y los servicios ambientales en otras regiones, en particular en regiones que rodean grandes ciudades y en donde la conectividad es críticamente baja.


Insect ID. Montreal, Qc (Canada) - Biology

1998-2005: Ph.D. in the pollination ecology of cloudberry and cranberry. Department of Biology, Laval University in Quebec City, QC.

1996-1998: B.Sc. (Honours standing) in Ecology and Evolution. Department of Zoology, University of Western Ontario in London, Ont.

1992-1996: B.Sc. in Biology and Environmental Science. Department of Plant Science, University of Western Ontario in London, Ont.

1987-1992: French and English bilingual OSSD. Central Secondary School in London, Ont.

1979-1987: French language primary school diploma. École Alexandra in London, Ont.

Appointments, Awards, Grants, Scholarships, Nominations and other Distinctions

2021: Recipient of two grants from eCampus Ontario to make high-quality nature documentaries for zoology and animal behaviour classes. Amount funded was $49,400.

2018-2020: Director of the Board and Co-Chair of the Teaching Section for the Canadian Botanical Association.

2018: Co-Chair of the uOttawa-Carleton Symposium on Science Education.

2017: Co-Chair of the uOttawa Cross-Faculty Symposium on Science Education.

2017: Founder of the uOttawa Cross-Faculty Symposium on Science Education.

2017: Affiliate Professor with the Institute of the Environment at the University of Ottawa.

2017: National finalist for Nature Inspiration Award in the individual category, from the Canadian Museum of Nature.

2017-pres: Virtual Expert (Expert virtuel) contributing to the education of franco-Ontarian High School Science classes through online interactive lessons.

2016: Cross-appointed professor to the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa.

2016: Associate Member of the McGill Office for Science and Society.

2012: Nominated for a Capital Educators’ Award, Ottawa.

2010: Grant for greening the festival practices at the Ottawa Folk Festival from TD Friends of the Environment Fund, on behalf of the OFF Green Initiatives Committee. The value was $8,000.

2009-2010: Grant for the development of French-language pedagogical resources at the University of Ottawa from the Centre for University Teaching. Value was $16,590.

2006-2007: Grant for development of French-language pedagogical resources at the University of Ottawa from the Office of the Associate Vice-President Academic. Value was $34,500.

2004: Travel grant from the Centre de Recherche en Biologie Forestière to attend a pollination biology meeting of the Royal Society of London, England. Value was $1700.

2004: “Star Teacher” award from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Laval University.

2004: Richard Bernard award for academic excellence in the Department of Biology at Laval University. Value was $1500.

2001: Finalist for the best oral presentations at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of Quebec in Beloeil, QC.

2001-2003: Scholarship for academic excellence in a Ph.D. program from NSERC PGS-B. Value was $38,200.

2000-2001: Scholarship for academic excellence in a Ph.D. program from the Fondation de l’Université Laval. Value was $11,500.

1999: Second place for the best oral presentations at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of Quebec in Hull, QC.

1998-2000: Scholarship for academic excellence in a Master’s program from CORPAQ and MAPAQ. Value was $18,000.

Employment History

2007-pres.: Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa with the title of Science Lecturer (Continuing Limited-Term Professor).

2006-2007: Replacement Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa.

2004-2006: Post-doctoral fellow for research on wild berry plant pollination and fruiting ecology in northern habitats. Centre de Recherche Les Buissons, North Shore of Quebec.

2002-2004: Translation of documents from French to English.

  • Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Laval University (2002-2003)
  • Dept. of Biology at Laval University (2004)
  • Pesca Environment consulting agency in Gaspesia, QC (2004)
  • HRI Inc. hotel and restaurant publications in Quebec City, QC (2005)

2003: Lecturer and Laboratory Instructor for “An Introduction to Entomology” in the Department of Biology at Laval University.

2002: Laboratory Instructor for “Plant Form and Function” in the Department of Biology at Laval University.

1997-2002: Teacher’s Assistant for laboratory instruction in the Departments of Plant Science at the University of Western Ontario and the Department of Biology at Laval University.

  • An Introduction to Biology (UWO, 1997, 1998)
  • Plants as a Human Resource (UWO, 1998)
  • An Introduction to Entomology (Laval, 1998)
  • Vertebrate Evolution (Laval, 1999-2002)
  • Plant Form and Function (Laval 1999-2001)

1998: Field Research Assistant on pollination ecology of cloudberry for the Ministry of Agriculture of Quebec (MAPAQ) on the North Shore, QC.

1998: Insect Museum Curator for the Department of Zoology at the University of Western Ontario.

1997: Field Research Assistant on a songbird ecology study for the US Forestry Service in Ohio, USA.

1996: Naturalist for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources at Bon Echo Provincial Park in Cloyne, Ont.

Mentoring and Advising

Faculty advisor for Certificate in University Teaching (offered by the Teaching and Learning Support Service, uOttawa):

M.E.S. (Master’s of Environmental Sustainability, uOttawa Institute of the Environment):

Thesis Committee membership:

  • Munizah Khan (M.Ed.) Faculty of Education
  • Bailey Bedard (M.Sc.) Dept. of Biology, Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) at uOttawa:

Honours research projects (Dept. of Biology, uOttawa):

  • 2019-2020: Sydney Smith, Science Communication/Science Education
  • 2018-2019: Bradley Austin, Science Communication/Science Education
  • 2018-2019: Elizabeth Blenkarn, Science Communication/Science Education
  • 2018-2019: Marissa Carroll, Science Communication/Science Education
  • 2017-2018: Liam Eaton, Science Education
  • 2017-2018: Patrick Lebrun, Science Education
  • 2017-2018: Suhaila Yemen, Science Education
  • 2017-2018: Sue Zhang, Science Education
  • 2017: Vanessa Gagnon-Chantereau, Science Education
  • 2016-2017: Erin Johnston, Science Education
  • 2016-2017: Jasmine Veitch, Science Education
  • 2016-2017: Sara Solaimani, Public Communication of Science
  • 2016-2017: Christiana Frost, Public Communication of Science
  • 2016-2017: Natasha Young, Science Education
  • 2016-2017: Janan Balachandran, Science Education
  • 2015-2016: Michela Dumas, Science Education
  • 2015-2016: Tiffany Bretzlaff, Science Education
  • 2015-2016: Anne-Marie Cooke, Science Education
  • 2015-2016: Stephanie Rivest, Science Education
  • 2014-2015: Jason Pilipchuk, Public Communication of Science
  • 2014-2015: Taylor-Anne Turner, Public Communication of Science
  • 2013-2014: Regina Palamar, Public Communication of Science.
  • 2012-13: Amelia Buchanan, Public Communication of Science.
  • 2012-13: Shannon McGaffey, Public Communication of Science.
  • 2012-13: Elliot Dameto, Scientific Communication in the field of Sustainable Business.
  • 2012-13: Justyn Pellizari, Scientific Communication in the field of Sustainable Business.
  • 2011-12: Mikael Barj, Public Communication of Science.
  • 2011-12: Sophie Dorion-Boisvert, Scientific Communication in the field of Sustainable Business.
  • 2011-12: Gurpreet Sahmbi, Public Communication of Science.
  • 2010-2011: André Shymanski, Public Communication of Science.
  • 2009-10: Vanessa Pilon (co-direction), Pollination Ecology of Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium).
  • 2009-10: Marie-Eve Cloutier, Public Communication of Science.
  • 2007-08: Caroline Robert, Pollination Ecology of Strawberry (Fragaria vesca).

2008-12: Mentor in the ‘Backpack to Briefcase’ symposium in the Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa.

Editing and Book Reviews

Manuscript editing for peer-reviewed journals:

  • Journal of Science Education and Technology.
  • International Journal of Science Education.
  • Science Education.
  • 2014: Principles of Animal Behavior by Lee Alan Dugatkin. W.W. Norton & Company.
  • 2011: Integrative Animal Biology by Fenton, Dumont, Owen and Campbell. Nelson Education Ltd.
  • 2011: Canadian Edition of Inquiry into Life by Sylvia S. Mader. McGraw-Hill Publications.
  • 2008: Canadian Edition of Biological Science textbook by Scott Freeman. Pearson Education Publishing.

2014-2015: Editor and advisor for the General Science Competition for uEducate and uOttawa Faculty of Science.

2006-2011: Associate Editor for The Canadian Entomologist journal.

2001-2003: Research Editor on Home Gardener’s Problem Solver, 2nd Edition. 2003. Meredith Books, Des Moines, Iowa, 400 p. For Horticom Inc., Ste-Foy, Qc.

Judging

2017: Judge for the student pitches in Connecting Young Minds annual conference, Ottawa, Ontario.

2017: Expert judge on the French-language debate surrounding scientific issues and society on the program Ripostes on Rogers TV.

2009: Judge for the Student Eco-Film Awards at the 94th Annual General Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2008: Judge for the Canada-wide High School Science Fair, held at the University of Ottawa.

2008: Judge for the Ottawa-Carleton High School Science Fair, held by the University of Ottawa at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

See also participation in Arts juries (below)

Committee membership

  • 2016-pres: Member of the Fair Trade Campus Committee.
  • 2011-pres: Member of the Sustainable Development Committee.

Faculty of Science, uOttawa:

  • 2009-2011: Committee member for the Chancellor’s Scholarship from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Ottawa.
  • 2009-pres: Member of the Committee on Academic Standing, Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa.
  • 2008: Committee member for Academic Entrance Scholarship, Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa.

Faculty of Education, uOttawa:

Department of Biology, uOttawa:

  • 2019: Chair (Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour group) for Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa.
  • 2017: Biology Program Self-evaluation Committee
  • 2014- 2015: Member of the TA allocation Committee, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa.
  • 2009-pres: Member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa.

Biology Graduate Students Association at Laval University

  • 2001-2002: President
  • 2000-2001: Vice-President
  • 1999-2000: Program Admission Committee representative

See also membership in committees for Arts organizations (below)

Peer-reviewed Presentations at Professional Meetings

  • Brown, A.O., Barriault, C., Smith, S. and E. MacIsaac. 2021. Assessing the landscape for Public Communication of Science curriculum among Canadian undergraduate programs in the natural sciences. Public Communication of Science and Technology annual conference (online).
  • Brown, A.O. 2019. Student Perspectives and Curriculum Offerings on the Public Communication of Science. SEBiology annual conference for the European Society for Experimental Biology, Seville, Spain.
  • Brown, A.O. and A.W. Oliveira. 2017. Science Examples that Stick: Memorable Exemplification in Biology Instruction. European Science Education Research Association annual conference. Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Brown, A.O. and G. Reis. 2017. Meaningful Learning of Scientific Terminology via an Etymological Approach. Cross-Faculty Symposium on Science Education. Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Brown, A.O., T. Bretzlaff and A.W. Oliveira. 2017. Teaching by Example for the Effective and Memorable Learning of Animal Behaviour. Cross-Faculty Symposium on Science Education. Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Brown, A.O. and A. Oliveira. 2016. Exemplification in Science Instruction: Teaching and Learning through Examples. Canadian Society for the Study of Education annual conference. Calgary, Alberta.
  • Brown, A.O. and G. Reis. 2016. An Etymological Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Scientific Terminology: an Exploratory Study on Lexical Access, Knowledge Transfer and Meaningful Learning. Canadian Society for the Study of Education annual conference. Calgary, Alberta.
  • Oliveira, A. and A.O. Brown. 2016. Exemplification in Science Instruction: Teaching and Learning through Examples. Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) International Conference . Reno, Nevada, USA.
  • Brown, A.O. and A. Oliveira. 2015. Teaching Animal Behaviour Via Exemplification. Western Conference on Science Education. Western University, London, Ontario.
  • Brown, A.O. 2015. The Public Communication of Science as an Integral Component of the Undergraduate Science Students’ Curriculum. Science and You conference on science communication. Nancy, France.
  • T. Andrews, F. Wolff and A.O. Brown. 2015. Terminology work in universities: a case study in collaboration. Terminology & Ontology: Theories and Applications conference. University of Savoie, Chambéry, France.
  • Brown, A.O. 2013. Using an Etymological Approach When Learning Scientific Terminology Improves Lexical Access and Knowledge Transfer in Undergraduate Students. The 20th Learner International Conference on Higher Education. Rhodes, Greece.
  • Brown, A.O. 2012. The Creation of a French-Language Glossary to Aid in the Instruction of Specialized Undergraduate Courses in Biology. ACFAS, Montreal, Qc. Talk given in French.
  • Brown, A.O. 2011. The Communication of Science as an Integral Component to the Undergraduate Experience. The Western Conference on Science Education at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont.
  • Brown, A.O. 2011. The Creation of a French-Language Glossary to Aid in the Instruction of Specialized Undergraduate Courses in Biology. The Western Conference on Science Education at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont.
  • Brown, A.O. 2011. Science Communication: the indispensable link between academia and society. Keynote Lecture at the Aldrich national interdisciplinary conference at Memorial University in St. J0hn’s, Newfoundland.
  • Brown, A.O. 2010. The creation of a French-language online Glossary of biological terms to improve the instruction of science in non- English classrooms. Conference for the International Journal of Arts and Science in Aix-en-Provence, France. Talk given in French.
  • Brown, A.O. 2010. Development of an on-line French-language glossary for biological terms. Symposium on Teaching and Technology, University of Ottawa.
  • Brown, A.O. 2009. The creation of an online French-language glossary of terms related to organismal biology. Colloque sur la Recherche sur la Réussite Scolaire. University of Ottawa. Talk given in French.
  • Brown, A.O. 2009. Using Facebook as a pedagogical tool. Symposium on Teaching and Technology in Ottawa, Ont.
  • Brown, A.O. 2009. Round-Table panelist in a special session dedicated to the undertaking of the sciences in the French language. ACFAS, Ottawa, Ont.
  • Robert, C. and A.O. Brown. 2009. The pollination ecology of Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) and the potential for sustainable agriculture. ACFAS, Ottawa, Ont. Talk given in French.
  • Brown, A.O. 2007. Insect pollinators and the future of sustainable agriculture. Annual General Meeting for the Quebec Association of Science and Technology Teachers (Association pour l’enseignement de la science et de la technologie au Québec) in Gatineau, Qc. Talk given in French.
  • Brown, A.O. and J.N. McNeil. 2004. Pollination ecology of the high latitude, dioecious cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus L.): generalization or specialization? Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of Quebec, Montreal, Qc. Talk given in French.
  • Brown, A.O. and J.N. McNeil. 2001. Does insect pollination limit the fruit production of the cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.)?. Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of Quebec. Beloeil, Qc. Talk given in French.
  • Brown, A.O. and J.N. McNeil. 2001. Does insect pollination limit the fruit production of the cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.)?. Joint annual meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Ontario. Niagara Falls, Ont.
  • Brown, A.O. and J.N. McNeil. 2000. The pollination ecology of the cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus L.): an uncertain system in an unpredictable environment. Joint annual meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada and Quebec. Montreal, QC.
  • Brown, A.O. and J.N. McNeil. 2000. The pollination ecology of the cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus L.): an uncertain system in an unpredictable environment. Annual meeting of the Quebec Society of the Study of Behavioural Biology, (SQÉBC). Rimouski, QC. Talk given in French.
  • Brown, A.O. and J.N. McNeil. 1999. The relative effectiveness and efficiencies of the insect pollinators of the cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus L.). Annual meeting of the Quebec Society of the Study of Behavioural Biology (SQÉBC). Quebec City, QC. Talk given in French.
  • Brown, A.O. and J.N. McNeil. 1999. The relative effectiveness and efficiencies of the insect pollinators of the cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus L.). Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of Quebec. Hull, Qc. Talk given in French.

Seminars

2021: The science of art and the art of science. uOttawa STEAMfest.

2021: Pereira, D., Reis, G. and A.O. Brown. Frequency words for zoology learning through an etymological approach: an exploratory study for selected Romance and Germanic languages. Seminar offered in the graduate course for the teacher training program in the Faculty of Education, uOttawa (PED4194: Teaching Science – Biology at the Senior Division).

2019: Brown, A.O. L’évolution de la biodiversité et la conservation des espèces face au changement climatique. Journée d’apprentissage écologique ‘Uni-Vert’ pour écoles secondaires, Ottawa.

2019: Brown, A.O. Science Communication and the Public. Science Literacy Week event, University of Ottawa.

2019: Integrating the public communication of science into undergraduate science curriculum. True North Science Bootcamp, University of Ottawa.

2019: Brown, A.O. The science and social controversy surrounding GMOs. Collège Catholique Samuel-Genest, Ottawa, Ontario.

2018: Brown, A.O. Alternative Medicine and Science vs. Pseudoscience. Collège catholique Samuel-Genest, Ottawa, Ontario through the Experts Virtuels program. Talk given in French.

2018: Brown, A.O. Human Evolution and Modern Ethnic Diversity. École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers, Ottawa, Ontario through the Experts Virtuels program. Talk given in French.

2017: Guest lecturer in CHEM 183 course ‘Drugs’ on the topic of ‘Your brain on drugs’ at McGill University, Montreal.

2017: Brown, A.O. Alternative Medicine and Science vs. Pseudoscience. Pierre-Savard Catholic High School, Ottawa, Ontario through the Experts Virtuels program. Talk given in French.

2017: Brown, A.O. The Art of Science and the Science of Art. Last Lecture conference, Science Student’s Association, University of Ottawa.

2017: Brown, A.O. Using scaffolds to inspire a meaningful learning of science. Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa.

2016: Brown, A.O. Effective teaching and learning of scientific terminology using scaffolds. Guest lecturer in a Teacher-Training course on Approaches to the Teaching of Science at the Intermediate Level (PED3132), Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa.

2016: Brown, A.O. Skill development in the public communication of science for undergraduates. Connecting Young Minds undergraduate conference. University of Ottawa.

2016: Brown, A.O. A holistic teaching of the sciences: helping students of Science transition from High School to University. Invited speaker at the 2016 Science Professional Development Day for High School teachers of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board/Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OCDSB/OSSTF), Ottawa.

2015: Brown, A.O. Using scaffolds for the effective teaching and learning of science. Guest lecturer in a Teacher-Training course on General Science at the Intermediate Level (PED3131), Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa.

2015: Brown, A.O. Ayahuasca – psychedelic brain chemistry. Invited speaker in the ‘Chemistry and the Public’ session of the annual meeting for the Canadian Society of Chemistry, Ottawa, Ont.

2015: Brown, A.O. Skill development in the public communication of science. Guest lecturer in a graduate course on Community Outreach and Media Relations in the Sciences (ESG5310 offered by the Faculty of Science), University of Ottawa.

2015: Brown, A.O. Communication: the indispensable link between scientists and society. Last Lecture conference, Science Student’s Association, University of Ottawa.

2014: Brown, A.O. Sustainability in International Development and Globalization. Guest lecturer in a course on Globalization and Alter-globalization (DVM4730B offered by the School of International Development and Global Studies), University of Ottawa.

2014: Brown, A.O. Sex and the Human Animal. Science, Technology and Society speakers series, Science Student’s Association, University of Ottawa.

2013: Brown, A.O. Ayahuasca: Visions of Jungle Medicine. TEDx Ottawa. You may view the talk here.

2013: Brown, A.O. Making the links: helping students of Science transition from High School to University. Invited speaker at the 2013 Science Professional Development Day for High School teachers of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board/Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OCDSB/OSSTF), Ottawa.

2013: Brown, A.O. Communication: the indispensable link between scientists and society. Science Exploration lecture series for Alumni Week, University of Ottawa.

2013: Buchanan, A. and A.O. Brown. Science Communication and Society: a Triclosan Case Study. Health Canada, Government of Canada, Ottawa.

2013: Brown, A.O. Communication: an integral link between academia and society. Science, Technology and Society speakers series, Science Student’s Association, University of Ottawa.

2012: Brown, A.O. Communicating Science to the General Public. Seminar series for the Young Environmental Professionals of Ottawa.

2012: Sahmbi, G. and A.O. Brown. Science Communication and the Public. Cedarview Middle School, Ottawa, Ont.

2012: Speaker in the role of an ‘Active Listener’ at the 3i Sustainability Summit, Ottawa, Ont.

2011: Shymanski, A. and A.O. Brown. Science Communication and the Public. École Gisèle-Lalonde, Ottawa, Ont.

2011: Brown, A.O. The Creation of Online Learning Resources to Aid in the Instruction of Biology in French. Seminar speaker as part of a series on innovative practices in University teaching. The Centre for University Teaching, University of Ottawa.

2010: Brown, A.O. The Role of Science Communication and the Future of Environmental Sustainability. Invited Speaker in the University of Ottawa Green Campus Policy Lecture series.

2010: Cloutier, M.E. and A.O. Brown. La vulgarisation scientifique et la société. CÉGEP de l’Outaouais, Gatineau, Qc.

2008: Seminar Speaker in the Faculty of Science as part of the “New Professors” seminar series in the Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa.

2006: Seminar Speaker at the Climate Change conference for the Environmental Network of Quebec in Sept-Iles, Qc.

2004: Guest Lecturer in the School of Applied Sciences at the University College Northampton, England, UK.

2004: Guest Lecturer at the Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire, USA.

2003: Guest Lecturer in “An Introduction to Invertebrate Biology” in the Dept. of Biology at Laval University in Quebec City, Qc.

2003: Invited Speaker on The ecology of chemical pesticide use: the consumer vs. the environment. Annual meeting of the Quebec Pest Management Association in Trois-Rivières, Qc. Talk given in French.

2002: Guest Lecturer in “An Introduction to Entomology” in the Dept. of Biology at Laval University in Quebec City, Qc.

2001: Seminar Speaker at the annual meeting of the Quebec Association of Cranberry Farmers in Victoriaville, Qc.

2001: Guest Speaker to talk science to public school children from impoverished neighborhoods at Laval University in Quebec City, Qc.

2000: Guest Lecturer in “An Introduction to Entomology” in the Dept. of Biology at Laval University in Quebec City, Qc.

2000: Guest Lecturer at the Cultural Centre of Minganie in Havre St. Pierre, North Shore of Quebec.

1999: Guest Speaker at the town council meeting of Ste-Foy municipal council meeting on the conservation of wild lands in Ste-Foy, Qc.

1998: Guest Lecturer in “An Introduction to Entomology” in the Dept. of Biology at Laval University in Quebec City, Qc.

1996: Guest Lecturer in an Environmental and Physical Geography class at West Elgin High School in Elgin, Ont.

Presiding, workshops, panels and debates

2021: Workshop given to scientists at the government of Canada on Science Communication and bringing science to the public.

2021: Guest speaker on the Science Communication vs. Scientific Communication: promoting bilingualism while advancing our science. National Research Council of Canada, during Les Rendezvous de la Francophonie celebration.

2019: Workshop on the principles and practices of the public communication of science. Graduate course on Advanced Plant Biology (BIOL6300/8320). Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.

2018: Guest evaluator of student TED talk in graduate course on Community Outreach and Media Relations in the Sciences (ESG5310 offered by the Faculty of Medicine), University of Ottawa.

2018: Invited speaker to talk to high school science students about careers in science and post-secondary studies. Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School, Ottawa, Ont.

2018: Workshop on strategies for the effective public communication of science to students in Graduate course BIO8320 – Advanced Plant Biology, University of Ottawa.

2017: Panelist in a round table discussion on positivity and wellness on health for the annual Trottier Public Science Symposium at McGill University, Montreal.

2016: Brown, A.O. The principles and practices of communicating science to the public. Online webinar for Evidence for Democracy.

2016: Panelist in a round table discussion on facts and fiction in public science for the annual Trottier Public Science Symposium at McGill University, Montreal.

2015: Brown, A.O. The Public Communication of Science as an Integral Component to the Undergraduate Science Curriculum. Workshop offered at the Western Conference on Science Education. Western University, London, Ontario.

2014: Workshop participant in the International Symposium on Environmental and Science Education, University of Ottawa.

2014: Workshop participant in the International Forum of Open and Online Education, University of Ottawa.

2012: Panelist at ‘In Defense of Science’ a discussion hosted by the Alternatives Journal at the University of Ottawa. You may read a write-up and watch a video of this panel discussion here.

2012: Presenter for the University Science Preparatory Workshop for entering 1st year Science students at uOttawa.

2012: Workshop participant in ‘Communicating Science to Society’, a special session held during Evolution Ottawa: 1st Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa.

2012: Session President for the oral communications on Science and Teaching. ACFAS, Montreal, Qc.

2011: Workshop panelist in a special session on Public Speaking at the Aldrich national interdisciplinary conference at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

2010: Session Facilitator for a round table forum on Greening festivals at the annual general meeting of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals.

2010. Brown, A.O. An Etymological Approach to Teaching Biology. Workshop offered at Unconference for Ontario Consortium of Biology Educators (oCUBE), London, Ont.

2010: Session President for seminar on Business and Economics at the Conference for the International Journal of Arts and Science in Aix-en-Provence, France.

2009: Round-Table panelist to discuss the “Obstacles and Challenges to the Instruction of Science in French” during a special session of ACFAS (Association francophone pour le savoir) at the University of Ottawa.

2009: Session President for the Natural Resources section of the 77th Annual General Meeting for ACFAS (Association francophone pour le savoir) in Ottawa, Ont.

2008: Panelist for Café Scientifique sponsored by the Canadian Museum of Nature on the topic of “Global Human Population and the Development”. Ottawa, Ont.

Courses Taught

University of Ottawa:

SCI3101 The Public Communication of Science (created 2014)

SCI3501 La Communication Scientifique au Grand Public (created 2014)*

BIO1109 Principles of Biology

BIO1530 Organismal Biology *

BIO2135 Animal: Form and Function

BIO2535 Animal: Form and Function*

BIO3517 Ecosystem Ecology *

BIO4101 Pesticides and the Environment

BIO4134 Plant-Animal Interactions (created 2009)

BIO4501 Pesticides and the Environment*

BIO4900 Seminar Series (Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour)+

Laval University:

BIO-21422 Introduction to Entomology *

Ontario University Program for Field Biology

Queens University Biological Station (QUBS) – Field course on insect sampling techniques

* Taught in French / Enseignement en français
+ Taught in both English and in French

Publications

Oliveira, A.W., Brown, A.O., Carroll, M.L., Blenkarn, W., Austin, B. & Bretzlaff, T. 2021: Developing undergraduate student oral science communication through video reflection. International Journal of Science Education, Part B. DOI: 10.1080/21548455.2021.1907630 (download.pdf)

Oliveira, A.W., Bretzlaff, T., & A.O. Brown. 2020. Memorable Exemplification in Undergraduate Biology. Research in Science Education. 50: 625-643 (download.pdf)

Oliveira, A.W., Johnston, E. & Brown, A.O. 2018. Exemplification in Undergraduate Biology: Dominant Images and Their Impact on Student Acquisition of Conceptual Knowledge. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. 18:1-17 (download.pdf)

Brown, A.O. 2017. The Role of Values in the Effectiveness of Public Communications of Science for Sustainability. Education Review, 5: 14-17. (download.pdf)

Oliveira, A.W. and A.O. Brown. 2016. Exemplification in Science Instruction: Teaching and Learning through Examples. Journal for Research in Science Teaching. 53: 737-767. (download.pdf). This manuscript was nominated and short-listed as Research Worth

Reading for 2016 by the National Science Teachers’ Association (USA).

Brown. A.O. 2014. Lexical access, knowledge transfer and meaningful learning of scientific terminology via an etymological approach. International Journal of Biology Education. 3: 1-12. (download .pdf)

Brown, A.O. and J.N. McNeil. 2009. Pollination ecology of the high latitude, dioecious cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus: Rosaceae). American Journal of Botany. 96: 1096-1107. (download .pdf).

Brown, A.O. and J.N. McNeil. 2006. Fruit production in cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.): a bet-hedging strategy to optimize reproductive effort. American Journal of Botany. 93: 910-916. (download .pdf).

Pelletier, L., A. Brown, B. Otrysko and J.N. McNeil. 2001. Entomophily of the cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus L.). Entomologia experimentalis et applicata. 101: 219-224. (download .pdf).

Reis, G., Brown, A.O., Pedreira, A.J., Delano, S. and B. Jayme. (2019). Evolution as Creationism in Sheep’s Clothing: Challenging Ideals of ‘Normalcy’ and ‘Naturalness’ (pp. 209-236) in Nature and Society. In: Oliveira, A.W. & Cook, K. (Eds.), Evolution Education and the Rise of the Creationist Movement in Brazil. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Available on Amazon

Brown, A.O. 2016. The Human Animal. Custom textbook compiled for Pearson Canada publications. 631p.

Brown, A.O. 2011. The Biology Undergraduate Student’s Guide to Success. Nelson Publishing Ltd. 56p.

Brown, A.O. 2011. Guide vers le succès pour les étudiant.e.s au 1er cycle en biologie. Nelson Publishing Ltd. 56p.

2010: Cranberry research featured in a biology textbook: Russel et al. 2010. Biology: Exploring the Diversity of Life. 1st Canadian Edition. Nelson Education Ltd. Toronto. pp. 410.

Learning Resource Technologies

Brown, A.O. 2011. Glossaire de termes biologiques. Online version found here. Smartphone App available at the iTunes app store. Also available for Android platforms on the Google Play store.

Community Involvement

Insect display preparation for the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Media

TV, Video and Web Productions

2021: Interview on City News about the need for effective scientific communication during a pandemic. You may watch the clip here.

2021: Interview on CBC Television on the role of science communication during a pandemic. You may watch the segment here.

2020-2021: Co-Producer, writer and narrator for Evolution 101 (in English and French). National Film Board of Canada, an Ocean School production.

2017: Interview on the topic of urban wildlife for CBC Television, Ottawa.

2017: Guest expert judge on the French-language debate program Ripostes on Rogers TV.

2017: Interview on the topic of urban wildlife for CBC TV, Ottawa.

2015: Producer and host of educational video on the timescale of evolution of biodiversity on earth. You may view the video ‘Tracking Life’ here. This video has been hosted on the website of Richard Dawkins Foundation’s Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science here.

2015: Producer/director for a series of video blogs on the sustainability initiatives at the University of Ottawa. You may view the episodes on our Green Scene Youtube channel here.

2015: Guest expert on Love Nature Channel series on Animal Behaviour called Attack and Defend. The first scene on the Red-Eyed Tree Frog can be viewed here.

2015: Guest expert on Love Nature Channel series on Animal Behaviour called Mysteries of Evolution. The first scene on helping behaviour in bees can be viewed here.

2013: Guest panelist on TVO talk show The Agenda with Steve Paikin on the topic of “Silencing Science in Canada”. You may watch the episode here.

2013: Guest expert on the TV series The Prime Radicals a science program for children, a GAPC Entertainment Inc. production for TVOkids.

  • This series is a multiple award-winner [including: 2013 The Accolade Awards – Award of Excellence, 2013 The Accolade Awards – Award of Merit, 2012 The Prestige Film Award Children/Family Program (Gold), 2012 The Houston International Film Festival Remi Award Family/Children (Gold), 2012 Hermes Creative Awards Audio Original Music (Gold), 2011 International Pixie Awards Visual Effects (Gold)].

2012: Scientific advisor and guest-host for for the TV series Finding Stuff Out (season 2), a science program for children. An Apartment 11 production. You may view my scenes from this episode on ‘Plants’ here.

  • – this episode, towards which I contributed significantly to the structure and content of the script, was recently shortlisted as a finalist for a Screenwriters Award from the Writers Guild of Canada in the Children & Youth category.

2012: Invited guest on French-language daytime television program Entre Nous, to speak on communicating a passion for Biology to the general public. Rogers TV, Ottawa.

2011: Scientific advisor and guest-host for Finding Stuff Out, a science program for children, air-date was on April 13th, 2012. An Apartment 11 production.

  • Series nominated for a Rockie Award from the Banff World Media Festival (2012 Best Children Programs – Non-fiction).
  • Web content for show was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (2013 Best Cross-Platform Project – Children and Youth).
  • You may watch my episode on ‘Oceans’ on the TVOkids website here or preview my segment here.

2010: Scientific advisor for the “Jungle Prescription” episode of The Nature of Things on Ayahuasca for CBC television. A Nomad Films production.

  • Nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award from the Yorkton Film Festival (Best Documentary Science/Medicine/Technology 2012).

2010: Host and narrator (cut) for the “Jungle Prescription” episode of The Nature of Things on Ayahuasca for CBC television. A Nomad Films production.

2010: Producer, director and narrator for a documentary on the Greening Initiatives of the Ottawa Folk Festival. You can view the video here.

2010: Rogers TV interview for the Ottawa Folk Festival on Bloc Notes, Ottawa (en français).

2008: Host for a proposed prime-time program (cut) on the natural sciences entitled ‘The Wild Bunch’, produced by the CBC.

2008: Consultant for the scientific television series The Nature of Things on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

2021: Interview on the role of science communication during a pandemic on Radio-Canada. You may listen to the segment here.

2020: Long-form interview on French-language science program La Nature Selon Boucar on the topic of lice, on Radio-Canada. You may listen to the segment here.

2019: Interview with Radio-Canada (en Français) about bed bug infestations in government buildings in Ottawa.

2019: Interview about my career bringing the arts and sciences together as a professor of science education and science communication (‘Ça parle au nord’ en français), Radio-Canada Sudbury & Toronto. You may listen to the interview online here.

2018-2019: Regular science chronicle in French on Unique FM 94.5 in Ottawa.

2018: Interview on Ottawa Morning, CBC Radio 1 about my insect art exhibit at the Manx Pub, Ottawa.

2018: Interview about the effects of cold winters and climate change on insect populations for 101.5 myFM radio in Orangeville, Ontario.

2017: Interview on the topic of Peregrine Falcons in our cities for Radio-Canada Sudbury program “Ça parle au nord”. Given in French.

2017: Interview on the science culture podcast program “The Body of Evidence” speaking about science communication and the links between science and art. You may listen to the podcast here.

2017: Interview on the topic of wildlife conservation and human encroachment for Radio-Canada Windsor. Given in French.

2017: Interview on the topic of urban wildlife for CBC Radio 1, Ottawa.

2016: Interview on Radio-Canada Ottawa-Gatineau about Citizen Science and science in the public. Given in French.

2015: Interview on Radio-Canada show Les Samedis du Monde on the ecological role played by blackflies. You may listen to Pourquoi endurer les mouches noires episode here. Given in French.

2013: Interview on the Dr. Joe Schwarcz Show: The Right Chemistry for CJAD Montreal on the role of Science Communication and the general public.

2012: Interview with CBC-Radio Canada (Montreal) on the role of Science in governmental policy-making. Given in French.

2011: Maple Morris was featured in a Dance Season program on Morris Dancing entitled “It’s got bells on” for BBC Radio 2, UK.

2011: Interview on CKCU radio (Ottawa) for artsScene Ottawa.

2010: Interview on CBC Radio 1 (Ottawa) for artsScene Ottawa.

2010: Interview on CKCU radio (Ottawa) for artsScene Ottawa.

2007: Guest Speaker on CHUO radio (Ottawa) on the debate surrounding the teaching of creationism in science classrooms (en français).

2006: Guest Speaker on CHUO radio (Ottawa) on the effects of pesticides on the environment (en français).

2004: Guest Speaker on CKNA radio on the fruiting ecology of cloudberry in Natashquan, North Shore of Quebec (en français).

2002: Resident Scientist on the science chronicle entitled Life, the Universe and Everything on the afternoon program Retour d’ascenseur, hosted by Matthieu Dugal on CKRL radio in Quebec City, QC (en français).

2001: Guest Speaker on fruit production in cranberry, on the CBC radio program “Break Away” in Quebec City, QC

2000: Guest Speaker on CILE radio on the ecology of cloudberry in Havre St. Pierre, North Shore of Quebec (en français).

2000: Guest Speaker on Radio-Canada radio on the ecology of cloudberry in Havre St. Pierre, North Shore of QC (en français).

Newspapers, Blogs and Magazines

2021: Interview about the science and music for the magazine BioMatters of the uOttawa Biology Graduate Student Association. You may listen to the clip here.

2018: Interview with Canadian Press on the topic of urban wildlife in Ottawa. The story appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, The National Post, The Times Colonist, The Brantford Expositor, CP24, Journal Metro (en Français), La Presse (en Français), The Sudbury Star, CTV News, 98.5fm Montreal (en Français), The Toronto Star, Le Soleil (en Français), Canada Live News and many others.

2018: Interview on the topic of urban wildlife for Cottage Life Magazine. You may read the story here.

2018: Interview about the effects of cold winters and climate change on insect populations for University Magazine, Ontario.

2018: Interview with Global News online about the effects of cold winters and climate change on insect populations. You may read the article here.

2016: Various blog articles on Science and Society. McGill Office for Science and Society. You may read the articles here.

2015: Interview with the Globe and Mail on the topic of the ecological role of blackflies. You may read the article here.

2014: Interviewed for Ottawa Sun newspaper on the topic of the effects of changing weather patterns on wildlife. You can read the article here.

2018: Interview on the topic of urban wildlife for Cottage Life Magazine. You may read the story here.

2018: Interview about the effects of cold winters and climate change on insect populations for University Magazine, Ontario.

2018: Interview with Global News online about the effects of cold winters and climate change on insect populations. You may read the article here.

2016: Various blog articles on Science and Society. McGill Office for Science and Society. You may read the articles here.

2015: Interview with the Globe and Mail on the topic of the ecological role of blackflies. You may read the article here.

2014: Interviewed for Ottawa Sun newspaper on the topic of the effects of changing weather patterns on wildlife. You can read the article here.

2013: Research on science communication in green marketing featured in Ecoholic column of Now Magazine, Toronto (5-11 September). You can read the column here.

2013: Communicating knowledge to the general public: an important skill for university graduates. University of Ottawa Gazette. You can view the article here.

2013: Interview with The McGill Daily on the role of science in society and on governmental decision-making. You can read the whole article here.

2013: Interview with Époque Times Montreal on the topic of Integrated Pest Management and the use of biopesticides against the spread of West Nile Virus (in French).

2013: Article published on the online arts and culture magazine apt613.ca, a review of STEM to STEAM event Nature Nocturne at the Museum of Nature. Your can read the whole article here.

2011: Morris dancing and music stage show “Must Come Down”, performed in London, UK in July was featured in fRoots magazine, England, UK.

2011: Featured article in the Glebe Report monthly newspaper for artsScene Ottawa. You can read the whole article here.

2010: Featured article in the VOIR weekly magazine for artsScene Ottawa. You can read the whole article here.

2009: Featured article in a special edition of the Unfolding arts magazine showcasing individuals who bridge the gap between science and art: Unfolding, October 2009, issue 2, vol. 7. You can read the whole article here.

Music, Dance and other Arts

2018: Performer (vocalist) on the solo album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 by multi-instrumentalist and multi-award winning (Grammy, Polaris, Juno) artist Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre).

2018: Science/Art exhibit on display at the Manx Pub in Ottawa of ‘Entomophilia: for a love of insects’.

2010-14: Judge for the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

2011-2014: Co-Chair of the Communications committee for Folk Music Ontario (formerly, the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals).

2011-2014: Director of Folk Music Ontario (formerly, the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals).

2011-2013: Director of artsScene Ottawa (Arts Community Outreach Director), a non-profit organization bridging the business and arts communities.

2011: Co-producer of Must Come Down, a Morris-based music and dance show at the Cecil Sharp House in London, UK.

2010: Member of the Steering Committee and Director of artsScene Ottawa, a non-profit organization bridging the business and arts communities.

2010: Director of the Ottawa Folk Festival.

2010: Member of Governance Task Force Committee for the Ottawa Folk Festival.

2010: Member of the Sustainability Committee for the Ottawa Folk Festival.

2005-present: Member of organizing committee for annual Morris Dancing festival for young North American dancers held over an August weekend in various areas of Ontario and Quebec.

2005-present: Co-founder and member of Maple Morris, an award-winning international consortium of youth Morris dancers (www.maplemorris.com).

2002-present: Dance teacher for the Country Dance and Song Society of America in West Virginia and Massachusetts (www.cdss.org).

1992-present: Musician in various musical outfits, either solo or in bands.

  • Organized and performed at a Concert Gala to benefit the environment in conjunction with Greenpeace Canada, entitled “Lollabeluga”
    (Call the Office, London, ON in 1993)
  • Blues band entitled “Stinkfoot” on the French Riviera, France
    (Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Antibes: 1995-1996)
  • Solo Jazz shows at Grapes to Wine bar in London, ON
    (1992-1995, 1996-1998)
  • Jazz groove band in Quebec City, Le Mandelbrot Set
    (several concerts: 2001-2004)
  • Solo rock performer at Orange Bleu restaurant in Baie Comeau, QC
    (2005-2006)
  • Solo musician and with guests in various local establishments in Ottawa, ON
    (The Manx, The Urban Well: 2006-present)

Photography

2008-2009: Official photographer for the CDSS at Pinewoods Music and Dance Camp, Massachusetts USA. Samples of my shots can be seen in official CDSS publications.

2003: Official photographer of the Montreal and Quebec City album release for “Nos coats sont plus épais que le ciel” by Mort de Rire. The shots were used in official publicity media and on their website (now defunct). Most of this band is now known as the Polaris-prize winning Montreal band Karkwa.

Master of Ceremonies and Stage Hosting

2012: Official Showcases MC at the annual conference of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (now Folk Music Ontario), Mississauga, Ont.

2011: Official Showcases MC at the annual conference of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (now Folk Music Ontario), Niagara Falls, Ont.

2011: Co-Host for the 40th anniversary concert for the Friends of Fiddlers Green, Toronto, Ont.

2011: Host for the National Arts Centre reception for the Canada Dance Festival and artsScene Ottawa.

2010: Co-host for the artsScene Ottawa sponsored event, Boardlink.

2010: Official Showcases MC at the annual conference of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (now Folk Music Ontario), Ottawa, Ont.

2010: MC for the Ottawa Folk Festival, Ont.

2009: Auctioneer for the Country Dance and Song Society, Pinewoods Music and Dance Camp, Massachusetts USA.

2008: Auctioneer for the Country Dance and Song Society, Pinewoods Music and Dance Camp, Massachusetts USA.

2003: Auctioneer for the Country Dance and Song Society, Buffalo Gap Music and Dance Camp, West Virginia USA.

Athletics

1997-98 : Captain of the Men’s Epee Fencing team (University of Western Ontario).

1997 – Queen’s University invitational fencing tournament : Silver medal Epee.

1997 – Ontario University Athletics Association Fencing Finals : Gold medal Team Epee (UWO).

1997 – Ontario University Athletics Association Fencing Finals : Bronze medal Epee (UWO).

1996-97 – Ontario University Athletics Association Fencing Champions (UWO).

1995-96 – Purple W Award for achievements in Fencing (University of Western Ontario).

1990 – York University invitational fencing tournament : Gold medal Epee.

1990 – Quebec Provincial Junior Fencing Finals : Silver medal Epee.

1989 – Ontario Winter Games : Fencing Gold medal Junior Epee.

1989 – Ontario Winter Games : Fencing Bronze medal Junior Sabre.

1989 – City honours for achievements in Fencing (City of London, Ontario).

1989 – AVSS regional fencing tournament : Gold medal Epee.

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Tree aboveground biomass and species richness of the mature tropical forests of Darien, Panama, and their role in global climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation

Javier Mateo-Vega, Department of Biology, McGill University, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1B1.

Flight Research Laboratory, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal Quebec, Canada

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Republic of Panama

Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal Quebec, Canada

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Republic of Panama

International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Cali, Republic of Colombia

Javier Mateo-Vega, Department of Biology, McGill University, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1B1.

Flight Research Laboratory, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal Quebec, Canada

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Republic of Panama

Abstract

The remote forests of the Darien region in eastern Panama are among the last remnants of relatively undisturbed forest habitat in the Central American isthmus. Despite decades of efforts by the government, nongovernmental organizations, and civil society, including Indigenous peoples, to protect the region's natural heritage, it remains under significant threat due to widespread illegal logging. Now, the Panamanian government is considering the mechanism, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), as another option to limit forest loss. Central to the proper functioning of REDD+ is the need to reduce uncertainties in estimates of aboveground biomass (AGB). These estimates are used to establish realistic reference levels against which additional contributions to reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the loss and degradation of forests can be financially compensated. Also, highly desirable to REDD+ is the achievement of biodiversity cobenefits. REDD+ investments will likely be directed primarily to areas where the potential to simultaneously mitigate climate change and conserve biodiversity is highest. Here, we present the results of a field-based forest carbon inventorying method tested in Darien's mature forests with the participation of Embera and Wounaan Indigenous peoples. We also explore whether variations in field-based estimates of AGB across mature forests, in both undisturbed and disturbed areas, are detectable through free and readily-available remote sensing data sources. Furthermore, we examine and compare AGB and tree species richness in Darien with other well-studied forest sites across the tropics. Our findings reveal that Darien's forests play a crucial role globally and regionally in storing carbon and housing biodiversity, and support the imperative need to protect these forests in a culturally appropriate manner with the region's Indigenous peoples.

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Nathalie Lamarche-Vane

Signaling pathways mediated by the Rho family of GTPases.

The Lamarche-Vane lab investigates the role of small Rho GTPases in molecular mechanisms underlying cell migration and adhesion, in the context of neurobiology, development, and cancer. Rho proteins are crucial during many cytoskeletal-dependent cellular processes such as cell migration and adhesion, morphogenesis, cell cycle progression, gene expression, and apoptosis. Each of these cellular functions plays an active role during development and progression of cancer. One line of research in the lab investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of Rho GTPases regulated by the axon guidance cue netrin-1 leading to a coordinated and directed response of growth cone navigation. The work has and will continue to provide new insights into the molecular mechanisms of axon guidance and will also impact directly on the understanding of the pathology of mental retardation, neurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord injuries, and brain tumors. Regulators of Rho GTPases are critical for normal cellular responses and are targets for subversion during oncogenic transformation. The Lamarche-Vane lab has recently identified a Rac1/Cdc42 regulator CdGAP as a promoter of breast tumorigenesis and metastasis. The lab has also contributed to the identification of gain-of function mutations in the CdGAP gene linked to a human developmental disorder, the Adams-Oliver syndrome. This provided the basis for the second thrust in the lab to study the role of CdGAP in cancer metastasis and developmental disease in the context of TGFβ signaling. The Lamarche-Vane lab employs a vital methodological approach using cell biological, biochemical and in vivo experimental approaches.


Edible insect marketing in Western countries: wisely weighing the foodstuff, the foodie, and the foodscape

Despite secular consumption of insects in many regions of the world, this practice remains marginal in Western countries. Although entomophagy is slowly gaining mainstream visibility, it often triggers consumer acceptance only on a trial basis driven in part by adventurousness, environmental concerns, health benefits, food security issues, or a combination thereof. This paper draws from the consumer and ingestive behaviour literatures and from the growing entomophagy sphere of knowledge in order to surface possible tactics that could overcome consumer-level barriers and thus accelerate the adoption (and not only trial) of insects and promote its sustained consumption. We propose that more effective promotion of entomophagy may be achieved through acknowledgement and a deeper understanding of three separate, but mutually-influencing, families of factors that affect food choices and eating behaviours: (1) the foodstuff proper or a food’s attributes that satisfy established and evolving consumer preferences (2) the foodie or a consumer’s characteristics including the degree of adventurousness and the relative importance given to various attributes and benefits of a product and (3) the foodscape or characteristics of the food culture and environment including distribution and merchandising decisions that shape consumers food choices. Together, the assessment of these three factors allow for the better identification of promising strategies to reach a larger group of potential consumers and to promote the regular consumption of insects.


Éric Granger

Co-directed by: Granger, Éric
Reconnaissance multi-dimensionnelle de l’émotion par apprentissage profond de caractéristiques spatio-temporelles sur séquences vidéo, by Teixeira,Thomas.
Fall 2020

Co-directed by: Menelau Oliveira Cruz, Rafael
Gated Information Fusion Networks for Person Re-Identification, by Remigereau,Félix.
Summer 2021

La détection de nouveauté réseaux de neurones artificiels de type ARTMAP, by Klyuchnikov,Yuriy.
Winter 2007

Comparaison des réseaux de neurones probabilistes de la famille ARTMAP et discrimination de familiarité, by Lefrançois,Germain.
Fall 2007

Co-directed by: Miri, Ali
Towards Adaptive Anomaly Detection Systems using Boolean Combination of Hidden Markov Models, by Khreich,Wael.
Summer 2011

Co-directed by: Fumera, Giorgio
Face Re-identification in Imbalanced Video Surveillance Environnements, by Soleimani Samarin,Roghaiyeh.
Fall 2019

Co-directed by: Pedersoli, Marco
Object Detection with Weakly-supervised Deep Architectures, by Pilakkatt Meethal,Akhil.
Fall 2021

Co-directed by: Granger, Éric
Multi-classifier Systems for Off-line Signature Verification, by Batista,Luana Bezerra.
Winter 2011

Co-directed by: Sabourin, Robert
Adapting Heterogeneous Ensembles with Particle Swarm Optimization for Video Face Recognition, by Connolly,Jean-François.
Summer 2012

Co-directed by: Granger, Éric
Intelligent Watermarking of Long Streams of Document Images, by Vellasques,Eduardo.
Fall 2012

Co-directed by: Granger, Éric
A Dissimilarity Representation Approach to Designing Systems for Signature Verification and Bio-Cryptography, by Ekladious,George.
Fall 2013

Co-directed by: Granger, Éric
Rapid Intelligent Watermarking System for High-Resolution Grayscale Facial Images, by Guendy,Bassem.
Fall 2013

Co-directed by: Sabourin, Robert
Adaptive Multi-Classifier Systems for Face Re-Identification Applications, by De la Torre Gomora,Miguel Angel.
Fall 2014

Co-directed by: Sabourin, Robert
Adaptive Classifier Ensembles for Face Recognition in Video-Surveillance, by Pagano,Christophe.
Summer 2015

Co-directed by: Granger, Éric
Multiple Instance Learning Under Real-World Conditions, by Carbonneau,Marc-André.
Fall 2017

Co-directed by: Bilodeau, Guillaume-Alexandre
Face Recognition in Video Surveillance from a Single Reference Sample Through Domain Adaptation, by Bashbaghi,Saman.
Summer 2017

Domain-Specific Face Synthesis for Still-to-Video Face Recognition, by Mokhayyeri,Faniya.
Fall 2019

Co-directed by: Granger, Éric
Flexible and Scalable Models For Clustering and Few-Shot Learning, by Ziko,Imtiaz Masud.
Summer 2020

Co-directed by: Granger, Éric
Constrained Deep Networks for Medical Image Segmentation, by Kervadec,Hoel.
Winter 2021

Fast Multi-Face Tracking in Video Surveillance, by Madhu Kiran,Madhu Kiran.
Winter 2021

Fast CNN for Face/Head in Video Surveillance Applications, by Nguyen-Meidine,Le Thanh.
Fall 2021

Co-directed by: Pedersoli, Marco
Deep Weakly-Supervised Leaning Networks for Object Localization and Interpretation, by Murtaza,Shakeeb.
Fall 2021

Co-directed by: Granger, Éric
Adversarial examples in Deep Learning, by Rony,Jérôme.
Fall 2021

Co-directed by: Cardinal, Patrick
Machine Learning Techniques for Detection of Fatigue in Subjects with of Neurological Diseases, by Rajasekar,Gnanapraveen.
Summer 2021

Co-directed by: Taleb-Ahmed, Abdelmalik
Contribution au développement du monitoring de l'environnement d'un train autonome, by Mahtani,Ankur Victor.
Winter 2020

Co-directed by: Granger, Éric
Une approche évolutive pour l'extraction de caractéristiques graphométriques : application à la vérification des signatures manuscrites, by Ayala Luis,Melissa Barbara.
Summer 2010

Co-directed by: Granger, Éric
Sélection optimale de transformations pour l'augmentation de données, by Harlé,Antoine.
Summer 2020

Conception de système de reconnaissance spatio-temporelle de visages sur vidéo à partir d'une seule image de référence, by Charette Migneault,Francis.
Fall 2017

Détection-tracking-reconnaissance de visages avec des CNN+RNN, by Masson,Hugo.
Summer 2019

L'adaptation de réseaux profonds pour la détection d'objets en video surveillance, by Chakroun,David.
Winter 2021

Jesús Fonseca, Miguel De-la-Torre, Salvador Cervantes, Eric Granger, Jezreel Mejia. 2021. « COMET-OCEP: A software process for research and development ». New Perspectives in Software Engineering : Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Process Improvement (CIMPS 2020) (Mazatlán, Mexico, Oct. 21-23, 2020) p. 99-112. Springer.

Imtiaz Masud Ziko, Jose Dolz, Eric Granger, Ismail Ben Ayed. 2020. « Laplacian regularized few-shot learning ». 37th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) (En ligne, July 12-18, 2020)

Amran Bhuiyan, Yang Liu, Parthipan Siva, Mehrsan Javan, Ismail Ben Ayed, Éric Granger. 2020. « Pose guided gated fusion for person re-identification ». IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) (Snowmass Village, CO, USA, Mar. 01-05, 2020) p. 2664-2673. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Hoel Kervadec, Jose Dolz, Shanshan Wang, Eric Granger, Ismail Ben Ayed. 2020. « Bounding boxes for weakly supervised segmentation: Global constraints get close to full supervision ». Medical Imaging with Deep Learning, 6-8 July 2020, Montreal, QC, Canada (Montreal, QC, Canada, July 06-08, 2020) p. 365-381. PLMR.

Malik Boudiaf, Jérôme Rony, Imtiaz Masud Ziko, Eric Granger, Marco Pedersoli, Pablo Piantanida, Ismail Ben Ayed. 2020. « A unifying mutual information view of metric learning: Cross-entropy vs. Pairwise losses ». Computer Vision – ECCV 2020 : 16th European Conference, Glasgow, UK, August 23–28, 2020, Proceedings, Part VI (Glasgow, United Kingdom, Aug. 23-28, 2020) p. 548-564. Springer.

Nguyen-Meidine Le Thanh, Eric Granger, Madhu Kiran, Jose Dolz, Louis-Antoine Blais-Morin. 2020. « Joint progressive knowledge distillation and unsupervised domain adaptation ». International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) (Glasgow, United Kingdom, July 19-24, 2020) Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Wheidima Carneiro De Melo, Eric Granger, Miguel Bordallo Lopez. 2020. « Encoding temporal information for automatic depression recognition from facial analysis ». IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) (Barcelona, Spain, May 04-08, 2020) p. 1080-1084. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Djebril Mekhazni, Amran Bhuiyan, George Ekladious, Eric Granger. 2020. « Unsupervised domain adaptation in the dissimilarity space for person re-identification ». Computer Vision – ECCV 2020 : 16th European Conference, Glasgow, UK, August 23–28, 2020, Proceedings, Part VI (Glasgow, United Kingdom, Aug. 23-28, 2020) p. 159-174. Springer.

George Ekladious, Hugo Lemoine, Eric Granger, Kaveh Kamali, Salim Moudache. 2020. « Dual-triplet metric learning for unsupervised domain adaptation in video face recognition ». International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) (Glasgow, United Kingdom, July 19-24, 2020) Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Fania Mokhayeri, Kaveh Kamali, Éric Granger. 2020. « Cross-Domain face synthesis using a controllable GAN ». IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) (Snowmass Village, CO, USA, Mar. 01-05, 2020) p. 241-249. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Gnana R. Praveen, Eric Granger, Patrick Cardinal. 2020. « Deep weakly supervised domain adaptation for pain localization in videos ». 15th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG) (Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 16-20, 2020) p. 473-480. IEE Computer Society.

Masih Aminbeidokhti, Marco Pedersoli, Patrick Cardinal, Eric Granger. 2019. « Emotion recognition with spatial attention and temporal softmax pooling ». Image Analysis and Recognition : 16th International Conference, ICIAR : Proceedings (Waterloo, ON, Canada, Aug. 27-29, 2019) p. 323-331. Cham, Switzerland : Springer International Publishing.

Wu Xiaoting, Éric Granger, Tomi H. Kinnunen, Feng Xiaoyi, Abdenour Hadid. 2019. « Audio-visual kinship verification in the wild ». International Conference on Biometrics (ICB) (Crete, Greece, June 04-07, 2019) Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Frank M. Hafner, Amran Bhuiyan, Julian F. P. Kooij, Eric Granger. 2019. « RGB-depth cross-modal person re-identification ». 16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS) (Taipei, Taiwan, Sept. 18-21, 2019) p. 8. Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Hoel Kervadec, Jihene Bouchtiba, Christian Desrosiers, Eric Granger, Jose Dolz, Ismail Ben Ayed. 2019. « Boundary loss for highly unbalanced segmentation ». Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Medical Imaging with Deep Learning (PMLR) (London, England, July 08-10, 2019) p. 285-296. PMLR.

Hoel Kervadec, Jose Dolz, Éric Granger, Ismail Ben Ayed. 2019. « Curriculum semi-supervised segmentation ». Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2019 : 22nd International Conference, Proceedings, Part II (Shenzhen, China, Oct 13-17, 2019) p. 568-576. Springer.

Madhu Kiran, Vivek Tiwari, Le Thanh Nguyen-Meidine, Louis-Antoine Blais Morin, Eric Granger. 2019. « On the interaction between deep detectors and siamese trackers in video surveillance ». 16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS) (Taipei, Taiwan, Sept. 18-21, 2019) Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Francis Charette Migneault, Eric Granger, Fania Mokhayeri. 2019. « Using adaptive trackers for video face recognition from a single sample per person ». 8th International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA 2018) - Proceedings (Xi'an, China, Nov. 7-10, 2018) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Wheidima Carneiro de Melo, Eric Granger, Abdenour Hadid. 2019. « Combining global and local convolutional 3D networks for detecting depression from facial expressions ». 14th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG): Proceedings (Lille, France, May 14-18, 2019) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Wheidima Carneiro De Melo, Eric Granger, Abdenour Hadid. 2019. « Depression detection based on deep distribution learning ». 26th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) (Taipei, Taiwan, Sept. 22-25, 2019) p. 4544-4548. Taipei, Taiwan : IEEE Computer Society.

Fania Mokhayeri, Eric Granger. 2019. « Robust video face recognition from a single still using a synthetic plus variational model ». 14th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition (FG 2019) (Lille, France, May 14-18, 2019) Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Jérôme Rony, Luiz G. Hafemann, Luiz S. Oliveira, Ismail Ben Ayed, Robert Sabourin, Eric Granger. 2019. « Decoupling direction and norm for efficient gradient-based L2 adversarial attacks and defenses ». 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) (Long Beach, CA, USA, June 15-20, 2019) p. 4317-4325. IEEE.

Ibtihel Amara, Eric Granger, Abdenour Hadid. 2018. « Contextual weighting of patches for local matching in still-to-video face recognition ». 13th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition (FG 2018) (Xi'an, China, May 15-19, 2018) p. 756-763. Los Alamitos, CA, USA : IEEE Computer Society.

Imtiaz Masud Ziko, Eric Granger, Ismail Ben Ayed. 2018. « Scalable Laplacian K-modes ». 32nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) (Montreal, QC, Canada, Dec. 02-08, 2018) La Jolla : Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS).

Hoel Kervadec, Jose Dolz, Meng Tang, Éric Granger, Yuri Boykov, Ismail Ben Ayed. 2018. « Constrained-CNN losses for weakly supervised segmentation ». 1st Conference on Medical Imaging with Deep Learning (MIDL 2018) (Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 4-6, 2018)

Jérôme Rony, Luiz Gustavo, Robert Sabourin, Eric Granger. 2018. « Decoupling direction and norm for efficient gradient-based l2 adversarial attacks ». NeurIPS 2018 Workshop on Security in Machine Learning (Montreal, QC, Canada, Dec. 7, 2018)

Roghayeh Soleymani, Eric Granger, Giorgio Fumera. 2018. « F-Measure curves for visualizing classifier performance with imbalanced data ». Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition : 8th IAPR TC3 Workshop, ANNPR 2018, Siena, Italy, September 19–21, 2018, Proceedings (Siena, Italy, Sept. 19-21, 2018) p. 165-177. Springer.

Saman Bashbaghi, Eric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau. 2017. « Dynamic selection of exemplar-SVMs forwatch-list screening through domain adaptation ». 6th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2017) (Porto, Portugal, Feb. 24-26, 2017) p. 738-745. SciTePress.

Xihan Wang, Xiaoyi Feng, Zhaoqiang Xia, Jinye Peng, E. Granger. 2017. « Multi-orientation scene text detection leveraging background suppression ». 9th International Conference on Image and Graphics, ICIG 2017 Shanghai China 13 September 2017 through 15 September 2017 (Shanghai, China, Sept. 13-15, 2017) p. 555-566. Springer.

Nguyen-Meidine Le Thanh, Eric Granger, Madhu Kiran, Louis-Antoine Blais-Morin. 2017. « A comparison of CNN-based face and head detectors for real-time video surveillance applications ». Seventh International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA) (Montreal, QC, Canada, Nov. 28 - Dec. 01, 2017) Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Farshad Nourbakhsh, Eric Granger, Giorgio Fumera. 2017. « An extended sparse classification framework for domain adaptation in video surveillance ». Computer Vision – ACCV 2016 Workshops : ACCV 2016 International Workshops, Taipei, Taiwan, November 20-24, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, Part III (Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 20-24, 2016) p. 360-376. Springer Verlag.

Mostafa Parchami, Saman Bashbaghi, Eric Granger. 2017. « CNNs with cross-correlation matching for face recognition in video surveillance using a single training sample per person ». 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS) (Lecce, Italy, Aug. 29 - Sept. 01 2017) Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Mostafa Parchami, Saman Bashbaghi, Eric Granger. 2017. « Video-based face recognition using ensemble of haar-like deep convolutional neural networks ». 2017 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) (Anchorage, AK, USA, May 14-19, 2017) p. 4625-4632. Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Mostafa Parchami, Saman Bashbaghi, Eric Granger, Saif Sayed. 2017. « Using deep autoencoders to learn robust domain-invariant representations for still-to-video face recognition ». 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS) (Lecce, Italy, Aug. 29 - Sept. 01 2017) IEEE.

Roghayeh Soleymani, Eric Granger, Giorgio Fumera. 2016. « Loss factors for learning Boosting ensembles from imbalanced data ». 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (Cancun, Mexico, Dec. 4-8, 2016) p. 204-209. IEEE.

Dmitry O Gorodnichy, David Bissessar, Eric Granger, Robert Laganiére. 2016. « Recognizing people and their activities in surveillance video: technology state of readiness and roadmap ». 13th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (Victoria, BC, Canada, June 1-3, 2016) p. 250-259. IEEE.

Marc-André Carbonneau, Eric Granger, Ghyslain Gagnon. 2016. « Score thresholding for accurate instance classification in multiple instance learning ». Sixth International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA) (Oulu, Finland, Dec. 12-15, 2016) Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Marc-André Charbonneau, Éric Granger, Ghyslain Gagnon. 2016. « Witness identification in multiple instance learning using random subspaces ». 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (Cancún, México, Dec. 04-08, 2016) p. 3639-3644. IEEE.

Farshad Nourbakhsh, Eric Granger. 2016. « Learning of graph compressed dictionaries for sparse representation classification ». Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2016) (Rome, Italy, Feb. 24-26, 2016) p. 309-316. SciTePress.

Roghayeh Soleymani, Eric Granger, Giorgio Fumera. 2016. « Classifier ensembles with trajectory under-sampling for face re-identification ». Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2016) (Rome, Italy, Feb. 24-26, 2016) p. 97-108. SciTePress.

I. Amara, Eric Granger, A. Hadid. 2015. « On the effects of illumination normalization with LBP-based watchlist screening ». Computer Vision - ECCV 2014 Workshops. Proceedings: LNCS 8926 (Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 6-12, 2014) p. 173-188. Cham, Switzerland : Springer International Publishing.

Vitaliy Tayanov, Éric Granger, Miguel Bordallo, Abdenour Hadid. 2015. « Super-resolution pipeline for fast adjudication in watchlist screening ». IEEE International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA) (Orleans, France, Nov. 10-13, 2015) p. 273-278. IEEE.

Saman Bashbaghi, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau. 2015. « Ensembles of exemplar-SVMs for video face recognition from a single sample per person ». 2015 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS) (Karlsruhe, Germany, Aug. 25-28 2015) IEEE.

Samaneh Khoshrou, Jaime S. Cardoso, Eric Granger, Luis F. Teixeira. 2015. « Spatio-temporal fusion for learning of regions of interests over multiple video streams ». Advances in Visual Computing : 11th International Symposium, ISVC 2015, Las Vegas, NV, USA, December 14-16, 2015, Proceedings, Part II (Las Vegas, NV, USA, Dec. 14-16, 2015) p. 509-520. Springer Verlag.

Marc-André Carbonneau, Alexandre J. Raymond, Éric Granger, Ghyslain Gagnon. 2015. « Real-time visual play-break detection in sport events using a context descriptor ». 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS). Proceedings (Lisbon, Portugal, May 24-27, 2015) p. 2808-2811. Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Tanushri Chakravorty, Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau, Éric Granger. 2015. « Contextual object tracker with structure encoding ». 2015 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) (Quebec City, QC, Canada, Sept. 27-30, 2015) p. 4937-4941. IEEE.

Miguel De La Torre, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2015. « Adaptive skew-sensitive fusion of ensembles and their application to face re-identification ». International Joint Conference on Neural Networks 2015 (Killarney, Ireland, July 12-17, 2015)

Fania Mokhayeri, Éric Granger, Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau. 2015. « Synthetic face generation under various operational conditions in video surveillance ». IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) (Quebec City, QC, Canada, Sept. 27-30, 2015) p. 4052-4056. IEEE.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, E. Granger, R. Sabourin, G. L. Marcialis, F. Roli. 2015. « Video face recognition from a single still image using an adaptive appearance model tracker ». 2015 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (Cape Town, South Africa, Dec. 7-10, 2015) p. 196-202. IEEE.

C. Pagano, E. Granger, R. Sabourin, G. L. Marcialis, F. Roli. 2015. « Adaptive classification for person re-identification driven by change detection ». ICPRAM 2015 - 4th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods, Proceedings (Lisbon, Portugal, Jan. 10-15, 2015) p. 45-55. SciTePress.

George S. Eskander, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2014. « Improving signature-based biometric cryptosystems using Cascaded Signature Verification-Fuzzy Vault (SV-FV) approach ». Proceedings. 2014 14th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR) (Heraklion, Sept. 1-4, 2014) p. 187-192. Los Alamitos, CA, USA : IEEE Computer Society.

George S. Eskander, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2014. « Offline signature-based fuzzy vault: A review and new results ». 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Biometrics and Identity Management (CIBIM) (Orlando, FL, USA, Dec. 9-12, 2014) p. 45-52. IEEE Computer Society.

Dmitry Gorodnichy, Éric Granger. 2014. « Target-based evaluation of face recognition technology for video surveillance applications ». IEEE Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Biometrics and Identity Management (CIBIM) (Orlando, FL, USA, Dec. 9-12, 2014) p. 110-117. IEEE Computer Society.

Saman Bashbaghi, Eric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau. 2014. « Watch-list screening using ensembles based on multiple face representations ». Proceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition (Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 24-28, 2014) p. 4489-4494. IEEE.

M. De-la-Torre, Eric Granger, P. Radtke, R. Sabourin, D. O. Gorodnichy. 2014. « Self-updating with facial trajectories for video-to-video face recognition ». 2014 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 24-28, 2014) p. 1669-1674. Los Alamitos, CA, USA : IEEE Computer Society.

M. De-la-Torre, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin, D. O. Gorodnichy. 2014. « An Individual-Specific Strategy for Management of Reference Data in Adaptive Ensembles for Person Re-Identification ». 5th International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP 2013) (London, UK, Dec. 16-17, 2013) Stevenage, UK : IET.

C. Pagano, É. Granger, R. Sabourin, A. Rattani, G. L. Marcialis, F. Roli. 2014. « Efficient adaptive face recognition systems based on capture conditions ». 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Biometrics and Identity Management (CIBIM). Proceedings (Orlando, FL, U.S.A, Dec. 9-12, 2014) p. 60-67. Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Christophe Pagano, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Gian Luca Marcialis, Fabio Roli. 2014. « Dynamic weighted fusion of adaptive classifier ensembles based on changing data streams ». Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition. 6th IAPR TC 3 International Workshop, ANNPR 2014. Proceedings (Montreal, QC, Canada, Oct. 6-8, 2014) p. 105-116. Cham, Switzerland : Springer International Publishing.

George S. Eskander, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2013. « A dissimilarity-based approach for biometric fuzzy vaults - Application to handwritten signature images ». New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing - ICIAP 2013 International Workshops, Naples, Italy, September 9-13, 2013. Proceedings (Naples, Italy, Sept. 9-13, 2013) p. 95-102. Heidelberg, Germany : Springer Verlag.

George S. Eskander, Robert Sabourin, Eric Granger. 2013. « Dissimilarity representation for handwritten signature verification ». CEUR Workshop Proceedings (Washington D.C., USA, Aug. 22-23, 2013) p. 26-30. CEUR-WS.

George S. Eskander, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2013. « On the dissimilarity representation and prototype selection for signature-based bio-cryptographic systems ». Similarity-Based Pattern Recognition : Second International Workshop, SIMBAD 2013, York, UK, July 3-5, 2013. Proceedings (York, UK, July 3-5, 2013) p. 265-280. Heidelberg, Germany : Springer Verlag.

George S. Eskander, Robert Sabourin, Eric Granger. 2013. « Towards automated transactions based on the offline handwritten signatures ». Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition : 1st WIPRA Workshop on Intelligent Pattern Recognition and Analysis : Poster and WIPRA Workshop Proceedings (New York, NY, USA, July 19-25, 2013) p. 141-150. Ibai Publishing.

Jean-François Connolly, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2013. « Evolving classifier ensembles using dynamic multi-objective swarm intelligence ». Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 15-18, 2013) p. 206-215. SciTePress.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, Éric Granger, F. Roli, Robert Sabourin, G. L. Marcialis. 2013. « Comparison of adaptive appearance methods for tracking faces in video surveillance ». 5th International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention, ICDP 2013 (London, UK, Dec. 16-17, 2013) Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Bassem S. Rabil, Robert Sabourin, Eric Granger. 2013. « Securing mass biometric templates using blockwise multi-resolution clustering watermarking ». Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition : 1st WIPRA Workshop on Intelligent Pattern Recognition and Analysis : Poster and WIPRA Workshop Proceedings (New York, NY, USA, July 19-25, 2013) p. 89-98. Ibai Publishing.

Paulo Radtke, Robert Sabourin, Dmitry Gorodnichy. 2013. « Adaptive ensemble selection for face re-identification under class imbalance ». Multiple Classifier Systems : 11th International Workshop, MCS 2013, Nanjing, China, May 15-17, 2013. Proceedings (Nanjing, China, May 15-17, 2013) p. 95-108. Springer-Verlag.

George S. Eskander, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2012. « Adaptation of writer-independent systems for offline signature verification ». 2012 International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR) (Bari, Italy, Sept.18-20, 2012) p. 434-439. Los Alamitos, CA : IEEE Computer Society.

Eduardo Vellasques, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2012. « Gaussian mixture modeling for dynamic particle swarm optimization of recurrent problems ». GECCO཈ : Proceedings of the fourteenth international conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation conference (Philadelphia, PA, USA, July 7-11, 2012) p. 73-80. New York, N.Y. : Association for Computing Machinery.

Gian Luca Marcialis, Luca Didaci, Alessandro Pisano, Éric Granger, Fabio Roli. 2012. « Why template self-update should work in biometric authentication systems? ». 2012 11th International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and their Applications (ISSPA) (Montreal, QC, Canada, July 2-5, 2012) p. 1086-1091. Washington, DC : IEEE Computer Society.

Jean-François Connolly, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2012. « On the correlation between genotype and classifier diversity ». 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (Tsukuba, Japan, Nov. 11-15, 2012) p. 1068-1071. Piscataway, NJ : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

M. De-la-Torre, Éric Granger, P. V. W. Radtke, Robert Sabourin, D. O. Gorodnichy. 2012. « Incremental update of biometric models in face-based video surveillance ». The 2012 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) (Brisbane, Australia, June 10-15, 2012) Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

M. De-la-Torre, P. V. W. Radtke, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin, D. O. Gorodnichy. 2012. « A comparison of adaptive matchers for screening of faces in video surveillance ». 2012 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defence Applications (CISDA) (Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 11-13, 2012) Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

Christophe Pagano, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Dmitry O. Gorodnichy. 2012. « Detector ensembles for face recognition in video surveillance ». The 2012 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) (Brisbane, Australia, June 10-15, 2012) Piscataway, N.J. : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Paulo V. W. Radtke, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Dmitry Gorodnichy. 2012. « Adaptive selection of ensembles for imbalanced class distributions ». 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (Tsukuba, Japan, Nov. 11-15, 2012) p. 2980-2984. Piscataway, NJ : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Ajita Rattani, Gian Luca Marcialis, Éric Granger, Fabio Roli. 2012. « A dual-staged classification-selection approach for automated update of biometric templates ». 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (Tsukuba, Japan, Nov. 11-15, 2012) p. 2972-2975. Piscataway, NJ : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

George S. Eskander, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2011. « Signature based Fuzzy Vaults with boosted feature selection ». IEEE Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Biometrics and Identity Management (CIBIM) (Paris, France, Apr. 11-15, 2011) p. 131-138. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Dmitry O. Gorodnichy, Elan Dubrofsky, Richard Hoshino, Wael Khreich, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2011. « Exploring the upper bound performance limit of iris biometrics using score calibration and fusion ». IEEE Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Biometrics and Identity Management (CIBIM) (Paris, France, Apr. 11-15, 2011) p. 54-61. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Luana Batista, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2011. « Dynamic ensemble selection for off-line signature verification ». 10th International Workshop on Multiple Classifier Systems (MCS) (Naples, Italy, June 15-17, 2011) p. 157-166. Germany : Springer Verlag.

Wael Khreich, Éric Granger, Ali Miri, Robert Sabourin. 2011. « Incremental boolean combination of classifiers ». 10th International Workshop on Multiple Classifier Systems (MCS) (Naples, Italy, June 15-17, 2011) p. 340-349. Germany : Springer Verlag.

Jean-François Connolly, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2011. « Comparing dynamic PSO algorithms for adapting classifier ensembles in video-based face recognition ». IEEE Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Biometrics and Identity Management (CIBIM) (Paris, France, Apr. 11-15, 2011) p. 1-8. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Samuel Nault, Thierry Blaise, Tasse Fotso, Richard Lepage, Éric Granger. 2011. « Dénombrement de foule lors d’événements au quartier des spectacles de Montréal ». 79e Congrès de l'ACFAS (Sherbrooke, Canada, 9-13 mai 2011)

Bassem S. Rabil, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2011. « Impact of watermarking on offline signature verification in intelligent bio-watermarking systems ». IEEE Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Biometrics and Identity Management (CIBIM) (Paris, France, Apr. 11-15, 2011) p. 13-20. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Bassem S. Rabil, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2011. « Watermarking stack of grayscale face images as dynamic multi-objective optimization problem ». International Conference on Mass Data Analysis of Images and Signals in Medicine, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Food Industry (New York, NY, USA, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2011) p. 63-77. Germany : IbaI Publishing.

Eduardo Vellasques, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2010. « Intelligent watermarking of document images as a dynamic optimization problem ». 6th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP) (Darmstadt, Germany, Oct. 15-17, 2010) p. 139-142. Los Alamitos, CA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.

Éric Granger, D. Prieur, Jean-François Connolly. 2010. « Evolving ARTMAP neural networks using multi-objective particle swarm optimization ». IEEE World Congress on Evolutionary Computation (WCCI) (Barcelona, Spain, July 18-23, 2010) Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Luana Batista, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2010. « A multi-classifier system for off-line signature verification based on dissimilarity representation ». 9th International Workshop on Multiple Classifier Systems (MCS) (Cairo, Egypt, Apr. 7-9, 2010) p. 264-273. Berlin, Germany : Springer Verlag.

Luana Batista, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2010. « Applying dissimilarity representation to off-line signature verification ». 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (Istanbul, Turkey, Aug. 23-26, 2010) p. 1293-1297. Los Alamitos, CA, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.

Wael Khreich, Éric Granger, Ali Miri, Robert Sabourin. 2010. « Boolean combination of classifiers in the ROC space ». 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (Istanbul, Turkey, Aug. 23-26, 2010) p. 4299-4303. Los Alamitos, CA, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.

Jean-François Connolly, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2010. « An adaptive ensemble of fuzzy ARTMAP neural networks for video-based face classification ». IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (Barcelona, Spain, July 18-23, 2010) Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Bassem S. Rabil, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2010. « Intelligent watermarking with multi-objective population based incremental learning ». 6th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP) (Darmstadt, Germany, Oct. 15-17, 2010) p. 131-134. Los Alamitos, CA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.

Luana Batista, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2009. « A multi-hypothesis approach for off-line signature verification with HMMs ». 10th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) (Barcelona, Spain, July 26-29, 2009) p. 1315-1319. Washington, D.C. : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.

Wael Khreich, Éric Granger, Ali Miri, Robert Sabourin. 2009. « A comparison of techniques for on-line incremental learning of HMM parameters in anomaly detection ». IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (CISDA) (Ottawa, Ont., Canada, July 8-10, 2009) Washington, D.C. : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.

Wael Khreich, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Ali Miri. 2009. « Combining hidden Markov models for improved anomaly detection ». IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) (Dresden, Germany, June 14-18, 2009) Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Jean-François Connolly, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2009. « Incremental adaptation of fuzzy ARTMAP neural networks for video-based face classification ». IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (CISDA) (Ottawa, Ont., Canada, July 8-10, 2009) Washington, D.C. : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.

Éric Granger, Jean-Francois Connolly, Robert Sabourin. 2008. « A comparison of fuzzy ARTMAP and Gaussian ARTMAP neural networks for incremental learning ». IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) (Hong Kong, China, June 1-8, 2008) p. 3305-3312. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Eric Granger, Germain Lefrançois. 2008. « Novelty detection with probabilistic ARTMAP neural networks ». Smart Systems Engineering—Computational Intelligence in Architecting Engineering Systems (St-Louis, MO, USA, Nov. 9-12, 2008) The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Jean-François Connolly, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2008. « Supervised incremental learning with the fuzzy ARTMAP neural network ». Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition. Third IAPR Workshop (ANNPR) (Paris, France, Jul. 2-4, 2008) p. 66-77. Berlin, Germany : Springer Verlag.

M. Barry, Éric Granger. 2007. « Comparison of ARTMAP neural networks for classification for face recognition from video ». Image Analysis and Recognition : 4th International Conference, ICIAR 2007, Montreal, Canada, August 22-24, 2007. Proceedings (Montreal, Canada, Aug. 22-24, 2007) p. 794-805. Heidelberg, Germany : Springer Verlag.

M. Barry-Camerra, Éric Granger. 2007. « Face recognition in video using a what-and-where fusion neural network ». International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) (Orlando, FL, USA, Aug. 12-17, 2007) p. 2255-2260. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Guillaume Latombe, Éric Granger, Fred A. Dilkes. 2007. « Incremental learning of stochastic grammars with graphical EM in radar electronic support ». IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) (Honolulu, HI, USA, April 15-20, 2007) p. 301-304. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Éric Granger, P. Henniges, L.S. Oliveira, Robert Sabourin. 2006. « Particle swarm optimization of fuzzy ARTMAP parameters ». International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) (Vancouver, Canada, Jul. 16-21, 2006) p. 2060-2067. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Philippe Henniges, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Luiz S. Oliveira. 2006. « Impact of fuzzy ARTMAP match tracking strategies on the recognition of handwritten digits ». Smart systems engineering : infra-structure systems engineering, bio-informatics and computational biology and evolutionary computation : proceedings of the Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering Conference (ANNIE 2006) (Saint-Louis, MO, USA, Nov. 5-8, 2006) p. 465-472. ASME.

Guillaume Latombe, Éric Granger, Fred A. Dilkes. 2006. « Fast incremental techniques for learning production rule probabilities in radar electronic support ». IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) (Toulouse, France, May 14-19, 2006) p. 773-776. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Guillaume Latombe, Éric Granger, Fred A. Dilkes. 2006. « Maximum likelihood and the graphical em algorithm ». Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) (Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 7-10, 2006) p. 1475-1480. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Dominique Rivard, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2006. « Feature selection techniques for classification of satellite images with fuzzy ARTMAP neural networks ». Intelligent Engineering Systems through Artificial Neural Networks (Saint-Louis, MO, USA, Nov. 5-8, 2006) p. 479-486. ASME.

Philippe Henniges, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2005. « Factors of overtraining with fuzzy ARTMAP neural networks ». IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) (Montreal, Canada, Jul. 31-Aug. 4, 2005) p. 1075-1080. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Eric Granger, Mark A. Rubin, Stephen Grossberg, Pierre Lavoie. 2001. « Radar ESM with a what-and-where fusion neural network ». Neural Networks for Signal Processing XI : Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE Signal Processing Society Workshop (North Falmouth, MA, USA, Sept. 10-12, 2001) p. 539-548. Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE.

E. Granger, M. A. Rubin, S. Grossberg, P. Lavoie. 2000. « Classification of incomplete data using the fuzzy ARTMAP neural network ». Neural computing: new challenges and perspectives for the new millennium : proceedings of the IEEE-INNS-ENNS International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2000, Como, Italy, 24 - 27 July 2000 p. 35-40. Los Alamitos, Calif : IEEE Computer Society.

M.-A. Cantin, Y. Savaria, Y. Blaquière, E. Granger, P. Lavoie. 2000. « Analysis of quantization effects in a digital hardware implementation of a fuzzy ART neural network algorithm ». ISCAS 2000 Geneva : proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (Geneva, Switzerland, May 28-31, 2000) p. 141-144. IEEE.

Eric Granger, Stephen Grossberg, Pierre Lavoie, Mark A. Rubin. 1999. « A comparison of classifiers for radar emitter type identification ». Smart engineering system design: neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary programming, data mining and complex systems : proceedings of the Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering Conference (ANNIE ྟ) (St-Louis, MO, USA, Nov. 7-10, 1999) p. 3-12. New York : ASME Press.

Eric Granger, Stephen Grossberg, Mark A. Rubin, William W. Streilein. 1999. « Familiarity discrimination of radar pulses ». Advances in neural information processing systems 11 : proceedings of the 1998 conference (Denver, CO, USA, Nov. 30-Dec. 5, 1998) p. 875-881. Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press.

M.-A. Cantin, E. Granger, Y. Savaria, Y. Blaquière, P. Lavoie. 1999. « Four implementations of the fuzzy ART neural network for high data throughput applications ». Proceedings of the third International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems (ICCNSྟ) (Boston, MA, USA, May 26-29, 1999) p. 15.

M.-A. Cantin, Y. Blaquière, Y. Savaria, E. Granger, P. Lavoie. 1998. « Implementation of the fuzzy ART neural network for fast clustering of radar pulses ». Proceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCASྞ) (Monterey, CA, USA, May 31-June 3, 1998) p. 458-461. IEEE.

E. Granger, Y. Blaquière, Y. Savaria, M.-A. Cantin, P. Lavoie. 1996. « A VLSI architecture for fast clustering with the fuzzy ART neural networks ». Proceedings of the International Workshop on Neural Networks for Identification, Control, Robotics and Signal/Image Processing (NICROSPྜ) (Venice, Italy, Aug. 21-23, 1996) p. 117-125. IEEE.

Hoel Kervadec, Jihene Bouchtiba, Christian Desrosiers, Eric Granger, José Dolz, Ismail Ben Ayed. 2021. « Boundary loss for highly unbalanced segmentation ». Medical Image Analysis. vol. 67 11 p.

Wheidima Carneirodemelo, Eric G. Granger, Miguel Bordallo Lopez. 2021. « MDN: A deep maximization-differentiation network for spatio-temporal depression detection ». IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. 13 p. (In press)

Le Thanh Nguyen-Meidine, Atif Belal, Madhu Kiran, Jose Dolz, Louis-Antoine Blais-Morin, Eric Granger. 2021. « Knowledge distillation methods for efficient unsupervised adaptation across multiple domains ». Image and Vision Computing. vol. 108 11 p.

Gnana Praveen Rajasekhar, Eric Granger, Patrick Cardinal. 2021. « Deep domain adaptation with ordinal regression for pain assessment using weakly-labeled videos ». Image and Vision Computing. vol. 110 11 p.

Pourya Shamsolmoali, Masoumeh Zareapoor, Eric Granger, Huiyu Zhou, Ruili Wang, M. Emre Celebi, Jie Yang. 2021. « Image synthesis with adversarial networks: A comprehensive survey and case studies ». Information Fusion. vol. 72 p. 126-146.

Roghayeh Soleymani, Eric Granger, Giorgio Fumera. 2020. « F-measure curves: A tool to visualize classifier performance under imbalance ». Pattern Recognition. vol. 100 19 p.

Marc-André Carbonneau, Eric Granger, Yazid Attabi, Ghyslain Gagnon. 2020. « Feature learning from spectrograms for assessment of personality traits ». IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. vol. 11 , nº 1. p. 25-31.

Tanushri Chakravorty, Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau, Éric Granger. 2020. « Robust face tracking using multiple appearance models and graph relational learning ». Machine Vision and Applications. vol. 31 , nº 4. 17 p.

Wheidima Carneiro de Melo, Eric Granger, Abdenour Hadid. 2020. « A deep multiscale spatiotemporal network for assessing depression from facial dynamics ». IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. (In press)

Fania Mokhayeri, Eric Granger. 2020. « Video face recognition using siamese networks with block-sparsity matching ». IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science. vol. 2 , nº 2. p. 133-144.

Hoel Kervadec, Jose Dolz, Meng Tang, Éric Granger, Yuri Boykov, Ismail Ben Ayed. 2019. « Constrained-CNN losses for weakly supervised segmentation ». Medical Image Analysis. vol. 54 p. 88-99.

Marc-André Carbonneau, Eric Granger, Ghyslain Gagnon. 2019. « Bag-level aggregation for multiple-instance active learning in instance classification problems ». IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems. vol. 30 , nº 5. p. 1441-1451.

Fania Mokhayeri, Eric Granger, Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau. 2019. « Domain-specific face synthesis for video face recognition from a single sample per person ». IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. vol. 14 , nº 3. p. 757-772.

Roghayeh Soleymani, Eric Granger, Giorgio Fumera. 2018. « Progressive boosting for class imbalance and its application to face re-identification ». Expert Systems with Applications. vol. 10 21 p. p. 271-291.

Marc-André Carbonneau, Veronika Cheplygina, Eric Granger, Ghyslain Gagnon. 2018. « Multiple instance learning: A survey of problem characteristics and applications ». Pattern Recognition. vol. 77 p. 329-353.

Tanushri Chakravorty, Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau, Éric Granger. 2018. « Tracking using numerous anchor points ». Machine Vision and Applications. vol. 29 , nº 2. 15 p. p. 247-261.

Jose Dolz, Xiaopan Xu, Jérôme Rony, Jing Yuan, Yang Liu, Éric Granger, Christian Desrosiers, Xi Zhang, Ismail Ben Ayed, Hongbing Lu. 2018. « Multiregion segmentation of bladder cancer structures in MRI with progressive dilated convolutional networks ». Medical Physics. vol. 45 , nº 12. p. 5482-5493.

Saman Bashbaghi, Eric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau. 2017. « Dynamic ensembles of exemplar-SVMs for still-to-video face recognition ». Pattern Recognition. vol. 69 p. 61-81.

Saman Bashbaghi, Eric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau. 2017. « Robust watch-list screening using dynamic ensembles of SVMs based on multiple face representations ». Machine Vision and Applications. vol. 28 , nº 1/2. p. 219-241.

Marc-André Carbonneau, Éric Granger, Alexandre J. Raymond, Ghyslain Gagnon. 2016. « Robust multiple-instance learning ensembles using random subspace instance selection ». Pattern Recognition. vol. 58 p. 83-99.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, É. Granger, G. L. Marcialis, R. Sabourin, F. Roli. 2016. « Adaptive appearance model tracking for still-to-video face recognition ». Pattern Recognition. vol. 49 p. 129-151.

Miguel De-la-Torre, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Dmitry O. Gorodnichy. 2015. « Adaptive skew-sensitive ensembles for face recognition in video surveillance ». Pattern Recognition. vol. 48 , nº 11. p. 3385-3406.

Miguel De-la-Torre, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Dmitry O. Gorodnichy. 2015. « An adaptive ensemble-based system for face recognition in person re-identification ». Machine Vision and Applications. vol. 26 , nº 6. p. 741-773.

Miguel De-la-Torre, Eric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Dmitry O. Gorodnichy. 2015. « Individual-specific management of reference data in adaptive ensembles for face re-identification ». IET Computer Vision. vol. 9 , nº 5. p. 732-740.

George S. Eskander, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2014. « A bio-cryptographic system based on offline signature images ». Information Sciences. vol. 259 p. 170-191.

Miguel De-la-Torre, Éric Granger, Paulo V. W. Radtke, Robert Sabourin, Dmitry O. Gorodnichy. 2014. « Partially-supervised learning from facial trajectories for face recognition in video surveillance ». Information Fusion. vol. 24 p. 31-53.

C. Pagano, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin, G. L. Marcialis, F. Roli. 2014. « Adaptive ensembles for face recognition in changing video surveillance environments ». Information Sciences. vol. 286 p. 75-101.

Bassem S. Rabil, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2014. « Rapid blockwise multi-resolution clustering of facial images for intelligent watermarking ». Machine Vision and Applications. vol. 25 , nº 2. p. 277-300.

Eduardo Vellasques, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2013. « DS-DPSO: A dual surrogate approach for intelligent watermarking of bi-tonal document image streams ». Expert Systems with Applications. vol. 40 , nº 13. p. 5240-5259.

Jean-François Connolly, Eric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2013. « Dynamic multi-objective evolution of classifier ensembles for video face recognition ». Applied Soft Computing Journal. vol. 13 , nº 6. p. 3149-3166.

Bassem S. Rabil, Safa Tliba, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2013. « Securing high resolution grayscale facial captures using a blockwise coevolutionary GA ». Expert Systems with Applications. vol. 40 , nº 17. p. 6693-6706.

Dominique Rivard, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2013. « Multi-feature extraction and selection in writer-independent off-line signature verification ». International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition. vol. 16 , nº 1. p. 83-103.

Saeed Samet, Ali Miri, Éric Granger. 2013. « Incremental learning of privacy-preserving Bayesian networks ». Applied Soft Computing. vol. 13 , nº 8. p. 3657-3667.

Éric Granger, W. Khreich, Robert Sabourin, D. O. Gorodnichy. 2012. « Fusion of biometric systems using Boolean combination: an application to iris-based authentication ». International Journal of Biometrics. vol. 4 , nº 3. p. 291-315.

Wael Khreich, Éric Granger, Ali Miri, Robert Sabourin. 2012. « A survey of techniques for incremental learning of HMM parameters ». Information Sciences. vol. 197 p. 105-130.

Wael Khreich, Éric Granger, Ali Miri, Robert Sabourin. 2012. « Adaptive ROC-based ensembles of HMMs applied to anomaly detection ». Pattern Recognition. vol. 45 , nº 1. p. 208-230.

Guillaume Latombe, Éric Granger, Fred A. Dilkes. 2012. « Graphical EM for on-line learning of grammatical probabilities in radar electronic support ». Applied Soft Computing. vol. 12 , nº 8. p. 2362-2378.

Jean-François Connolly, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2012. « An adaptive classification system for video-based face recognition ». Information Sciences. vol. 192 p. 50-70.

Eduardo Vellasques, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2011. « A high throughput system for intelligent watermarking of bi-tonal images ». Applied Soft Computing. vol. 11 , nº 8. p. 5215-5229.

Luana Batista, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2010. « Improving performance of HMM-based off-line signature verification systems through a multi-hypothesis approach ». International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition. vol. 13 , nº 1. p. 33-47.

Wael Khreich, Éric Granger, Ali Miri, Robert Sabourin. 2010. « On the memory complexity of the forward-backward algorithm ». Pattern Recognition Letters. vol. 31 , nº 2. p. 91-99.

Guillaume Latombe, Éric Granger, Fred A. Dilkes. 2010. « Fast learning of grammar production probabilities in radar electronic support ». IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems. vol. 46 , nº 3. p. 1262-1289.

Éric Granger, Philippe Henniges, Robert Sabourin, Luiz S. Oliveira. 2007. « Supervised learning of fuzzy ARTMAP neural networks through particle swarm optimization ». Journal of Pattern Recognition Research. vol. 2 , nº 1. p. 27-60.

Éric Granger, Serge Catudal, Robert Grou, Mame Maria Mbaye, Yvon Savaria. 2004. « On current strategies for hardware acceleration of digital image restoration filters ». WSEAS Transactions on Electronics. vol. 1 , nº 3. p. 551-557.

Eric Granger, Yvon Savaria, Pierre Lavoie. 2003. « A pattern reordering approach based on ambiguity detection for online category learning ». IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. vol. 25 , nº 4. p. 524-528.

Eric Granger, Mark A. Rubin, Stephen Grossberg, Pierre Lavoie. 2001. « A What-and-Where fusion neural network for recognition and tracking of multiple radar emitters ». Neural Networks. vol. 14 , nº 3. p. 325-344.

Eric Granger, Yvon Savaria, Pierre Lavoie, Marc-André Cantin. 1998. « A comparison of self-organizing neural networks for fast clustering of radar pulses ». Signal Processing. vol. 64 , nº 3. p. 249-269.

E. Granger, Y. Savaria, Y. Blaquière, M.-A. Cantin, P. Lavoie. 1997. « A VLSI architecture for fast clustering with the fuzzy ART neural network ». Journal of Microelectronic Systems Integration. vol. 5 , nº 1. p. 3-18.

Saman Bashbaghi, Eric Granger, Robert Sabourin, Mostafa Parchami. 2019. « Deep learning architectures for face recognition in video surveillance ». In Deep learning in object detection and recognition . p. 133-154. Springer.

Eduardo Vellasques, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger. 2016. « A dual-purpose memory approach for dynamic particle swarm optimization of recurrent problems ». In Recent Advances in Computational Intelligence in Defense and Security Coll. «Studies in Computational Intelligence», Part III. p. 367-389. Springer International Publishing.

Donavan Prieur, Éric Granger, Yvon Savaria, Claude Thibeault. 2016. « Efficient identification of faces in video streams using low-power multi-core devices ». In Handbook of Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision . 5th ed.. p. 427-454. World Scientific.

C. Pagano, E. Granger, R. Sabourin, P. Tuveri, G. L. Marcialis, F. Roli. 2015. « Context-sensitive self-updating for adaptive face recognition ». In Adaptive Biometric Systems: Recent Advances and Challenges Coll. «Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition», . p. 9-34. Springer International Publishing.

Eduardo Vellasques, Éric Granger, Robert Sabourin. 2010. « Intelligent watermarking systems : a survey ». In Handbook of Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision . 4th ed.. p. 687-724. World Scientific Publishing.

Éric Granger, Philippe Henniges, Robert Sabourin, Luis S. Oliveira. 2010. « Match tracking strategies for fuzzy ARTMAP neural networks ». In Handbook of Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision . 4th ed.. p. 73-100. World Scientific Publishing.

Luana Batista, Dominique Rivard, Robert Sabourin, Éric Granger, Patrick Maupin. 2008. « State of the art in off-line signature verification ». In Pattern recognition technologies and applications : recent advances . p. 39-62. Information Science Reference.

Ajita Rattani, Fabio Roli, Éric Granger. 2015. « Adaptive Biometric Systems: Recent Advances and Challenges ». Springer International Publishing. 134 p.

Dmitry O. Gorodnichy, Eric Granger, Paolo Radtke. 2014. « Survey of commercial technologies for face recognition in video ». «Contract Report» Agence des services frontaliers du Canada = Canada Border Services Agency. 35 p.

E. Granger, D. O. Gorodnichy, E. Choy, W. Khreich, P. Radtke, J.-P. Bergeron, D. Bissessar. 2014. « Results from evaluation of three commercial off-the-shelf face recognition systems on chokepoint dataset ». «Contract Report» Agence des services frontaliers du Canada = Canada Border Services Agency. 76 p.

Eric Granger, Dmitry O. Gorodnichy. 2014. « Evaluation methodology for face recognition technology in video surveillance applications ». «Contract Report» Agence des services frontaliers du Canada = Canada Border Services Agency. 76 p.

Eric Granger, Paolo Radtke, Dmitry O. Gorodnichy. 2014. « Survey of academic research and prototypes for face recognition in video ». «Contract Report» Agence des services frontaliers du Canada = Canada Border Services Agency. 35 p.

Richard Lepage, Éric Granger. 2011. « Méthodes d'évaluation de l'achalandage du quartier des spectacles : étape 1 : revue de documentation ». Montréal, Canada. «Rapport technique (École de technologie supérieure)» École de technologie supérieure. 41 p.

Guillaume Latombe, Éric Granger, Fred A. Dilkes. 2009. « Fast learning of grammatical probabilities in radar electronic support ». Ottawa, Canada. Defence R&D Canada -Ottawa. 94 p.

Éric Granger, S. Catudal, M. Grou, M. Mbaye, Y. Savia. 2004. « On current strategies for hardware acceleration of digital image restoration filters ». Communication during a conference : 2004 WSEAS International Conference on Signal, Speech and Image Processing (ICOSSIP) ( Izmir, Turkey, Sept. 12-16, 2004 )

P. Maupin, Éric Granger, Tony Wong, Robert Sabourin. 2004. « A review of situation recognition models and systems ». Communication during a conference : The 24th Army Science Conference (ASC 2004) ( Orlando, FL, USA, Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 2004 )

M.-A. Cantin, Y. Blaquière, Y. Savaria, P. Lavoie, E. Granger. 2000. « Effets de quantification sur l'implantation digital du réseau de neurone Fuzzy ». Poster presented during a conference : Congrès de l'ACFAS ( Montreal, QC, Canada, 15-19 mai 2000 )

Y. Savaria, Y. Blaquière, M.-A. Cantin, E. Granger, P. Poiré, H. Daniel. 2000. « Implementations of the fuzzy ART neural networks on three different plaforms for fast clustering of radar pulses ». Poster presented during a conference : GRIAO - Research review ( , 1998 )

M.-A. Cantin, Y. Savaria, Y. Blaquière, P. Lavoie, E. Granger, P. Poiré, et al.. 1998. « Implementations of the fuzzy ART neural networks on three different platforms for fast clustering of radar pulses ». Poster presented during a conference : TEXPO, Symposium on Microelectronics Research & Development in Canada ( , )


Georges Brossard

A notary by training, Georges Brossard is primarily known for his pet cause: reconciling people with the insect world. He is a self-taught entomologist and the man behind the Montréal Insectarium.

Born in Brossard in 1940 to a family of farmers, Georges Brossard was fascinated by insects from a very young age. Before devoting himself full-time to his true love, entomology, he began a career as a notary. He completed notarial studies at the University of Ottawa in 1966 and later pursued museum studies at the Université de Montréal in 1988 and 1989.

At the age of 38, Georges Brossard began to travel and study, through observation, the insects he encountered. In 1978, he left the notarial profession to indulge his passion for entomology. He collected insects for 30 years and travelled to more than 100 countries in an effort to discover the rarest stories and specimens.

In 1989, after collecting more than 250,000 specimens, he proposed with the help of Pierre Bourque, who was at the time the director of the Montréal Botanical Garden, to Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montréal, that he donate his incredible collection to the city, creating the first insectarium ever, a well-known institution that he headed up for 10 years. Today, there are over 25 insectariums around the world, five of them, in addition to the Montréal Insectarium, founded by Georges Brossard (in Shanghai, Newfoundland, New Orleans, Québec City and Bonaventure in the Gaspé), all of which have drawn on his expertise in entomology, museology and exhibition design.

An unrivalled communicator and popularizer, Georges Brossard is a much sought-after speaker on entrepreneurship, motivation, management, the environment and education, both in educational and business circles.

A humanist and philanthropist, he has been involved with many organizations, including the Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus de Québec, the Société de biologie du Québec and the Association des gens d’affaires de la ville de Brossard. His most famous collaboration is undoubtedly with the Children’s Wish Foundation, the organization behind the film The Blue Butterfly by Léa Pool, which he collaborated on and in it told part of his life story. He is also the writer of the TV series entitled Mémoires d'insectes and the co-creator and host of the series Insectia, filmed by the Discovery Channel.

Georges Brossard’s involvement and work have earned him many honours. He was named a knight of the Ordre du Québec (2006) and a member of the Order of Canada (2002). He also received the Medal of the National Assembly of Québec (2012), the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), the Méritas award from the Société d’entomologie du Québec (2000), the White Magnolia from the City of Shanghai (1998) and the Louis-Riel Medal (1992). McGill University and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières have both awarded him honorary doctorates.

In his golden years, Georges Brossard is more active than ever and delights in sharing his passion for life, his vision of personal and professional success and his motivation. Convinced that people should always believe in their dreams, he is very vocal in saying that you are never too young or too old to make them come true. This is the philosophy that has allowed him to bring to the public a branch of biology that was previously accessible only to scientists and to raise awareness among millions of people about the environment and the fascinating world of insects.

Georges Brossard was inducted into the Academy of Great Montrealers in the Scientific category in 2012 and was named a Commander of the Ordre de Montréal in 2016.


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