January 31 2020

Bye bye mobil.LAB and TUM, Hello Université Laval!

Very happy to announce that I will soon come back definitively to Canada as a new Professor of Transport and Mobility at the Graduate School of Regional Planning and Regional Development (ÉSAD) at Université Laval in Quebec City.



Bye bye EPFL LaSUR, hello TUM mobil.LAB


As of July 1st 2018, I join the mobil.LAB Doctoral Research Group as a postdoc cordinator


I am postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Urban Sociology (LaSUR) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) until June 30th 2018.

I defended my doctoral thesis on November 10th 2017, completing my PhD in the Architecture and sciences of the city program of EPFL.

My thesis is titled "Living Without a Car: A Canada-France Comparative Outlook" and is available free of charge at the following address: https://doi.org/10.5075/epfl-thesis-7957. The thesis was financed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and by the Urban Sociology Lab of the EPFL.

  1. -October 22, 2017, URBy-me introduced to iTunes store and lauch

of out proof of concept partnership with Transports Lausannois

- October 6, 2017, private thesis defense at EPFL in the presence of Dr.J. Chenal, president of the jury Prof. V. Kaufmann, thesis director Prof. . A. Perl, examinator, Prof. K. Lucas, examinator, Dr M. Ruzicka-Rossier, examinator.

-September 2017, after 4 years of hard work, my thesis is finally completed.

Summer 2017 final writing of the thesis during a stay at Notre-Dame des Laurentides.


Five conference this year: Tours, Lausanne, Rome, Montréal and Gatineau! Lots of work but rewarded with constructive scientific exchanges and lots of ideas to improve my thesis.

2015 ...

March: Second field research completed. Thank you to all the generous participants of Strasbourg. Now I must compares the data obtained in Strasbourg with those of Quebec  city... A lot of work ahead.

January: First field research completed. Thank you to all those who were willing to meet with me to discuss automobile dependence in the region of Quebec. The information you have so generously shared will be very useful for my thesis.


After 1 year in the EDAR doctoral program, I passed my candidacy exam on October 21, 2014. This exam succeeded, I must now proceed with my field research and thesis writing during the next 3 years, it is a requirement EPFL to achieve the Ph. D in a maximum of 4 years including the year of graduate school.

My first field research will take place in Quebec City in November and December 2014. This will be followed by the second field research which will take place in Strasbourg in February and March 2015.


I recently completed my Master of Arts degree in Public Administration program of the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada.

I am also pleased to report that the presentation of my thesis’ preliminary results at the conference La Relève of the “Villes Régions Monde” network was awarded the 1st prize for the best communication by a panel of professors from Quebec universities.

Good news, I learned on 30 April 2013 that SSHRC has awarded me the Joseph-Armand Bombardier scholarship for the doctorate! Thank you SSHRC!

I began my Masters degree in September 2011 with the generous support of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). This year I received the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS).

University Experience

For the second year in a row, I am also a teaching assistant for the PAP 2700 A a second year class about the Canadian public administration.

Since 2009, I have been working as a research assistant on a project funded by SSHRC to study municipal electees in large and medium cities in the province of Quebec. I presented this project and our initial findings at the International Congress of the Francophone Network of Political Science Associations hosted in Brussels in 2011.

During the summer of 2009, I had an internship in Washington, DC through The Washington Center. My internship was within a lobby firm working for public transit and allowed me to attend multiple sessions of the Transportation committee at the Senate and Congress of the USA.

Francophone Affairs and Official Languages

On October 3, I was elected for a 2nd mandate on the University of Ottawa’s Senate Standing Committee on Francophone Affairs and Official Languages. I would like to thanks the members of the Senate who elected me for their renewed confidence.

If you have comments or suggestions concerning bilingualism or francophone affairs at the University, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.