Denis joined the Centre for Research and Families in June 2014 as a research assistant for Dr. Nico Trocmé. Denis was involved in different research projects with Dr. Trocmé concerning social work education in Canada as well as the development of the Social Work profession in the contemporary context. Denis completed a bachelors and a masters degree in social work at the McGill School of Social Work. Denis also received the Gladys Fulford prize (2016) recognizing his great contribution to the development of the School of Social work.
Denis is a doctoral student at the McGill School of Social Work. His doctoral project focuses on the Lived experience of stigmatization and aging among gay men 50+ living with HIV.
Denis came to social work graduate studies with 7 years of experience working for Katimavik, a Canadian youth volunteering program. His practice involved group and individual interventions, community development, as well as program evaluation. Denis' research and clinical interests are stigmatization of minority groups, the impact of HIV related stigma and community support.