Doctor of Philosophy in Health (PhD), Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
September 2022-present

Research topic: The impacts of ant-Black homophobia and transphobia on health and social care access for Black gay, bisexual, trans, and queer men in Canada

Supervised by Matthew Numer, PhD
Committee members: Barbara Hamilton Hinch, PhD et OmiSoore Dryden, PhD

Master of Science in Social Work (MSc), Université de Montréal
Montréal, Québec

August 2020-August 2022 (Expected)

Thesis title: “At the Intersection of Experiences: Understanding the Identity Development of Black LGBTQ+ Populations in Québec” [PDF, in French only]
Supervised by Edward Ou Jin Lee, PhD and Annie Pullen Sansfaçon, PhD RSW

Final CGPA: 4.0/4.3
Thesis unanimously deemed “exceptional” by committee after review

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)McGill University
Montréal, Québec
September 2017-May 2020

Final CGPA: 3.88/4.0
Dean’s Honour List
Golden Key International Honour Society

Research Assistantships

#GotBlood2Give, McGill University
May 2018-January 2020

#GotBlood2Give is a study taking place in Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto. The goal of this research study is to examine the barriers to participation in blood donation among African, Caribbean and Black men (males) over the age of 17 (18 in Montréal) who have sex with men (males). We hope to change and update the current Canadian Blood Services blood donor questionnaire by removing discriminatory barriers. This will facilitate greater participation by African, Caribbean and Black men who have sex with men.

Publications and Reports

Lusikila, C. & Mousseau, V. (2022). Au-delà de la question culturelle : pour une intervention conscientisée aux réalités sociohistoriques des populations Noires de Montréal. Intervention, (155), 57–67.

Mousseau, V. (2020). Rapport final : Projet Kominote. RÉZO, Montréal QC.

Conference Presentations

Dryden, O., Nyambi, A., Lee, E.O.J., Mousseau, V., Lafontant, L.M. (2019). Du sang à donner : Favoriser la recherche axée sur les personnes Noires et l’engagement communautaire. Presentation, Acfas, Gatineau QC.

Almeida, J., Bruyère, J., Faddoul, M., Mousseau, V. (2019). Les défis quant aux contributions à la recherche des milieux universitaires, communautaires et institutionnels auprès des personnes LGBTQ migrantes, ethnicisées et racisées. Presentation, Acfas, Gatineau QC.

Mousseau, V., Mercer, M., Liévano, S., & Batac, M. (2018). A Pedagogy of Empowerment: Enabling Student-Led Activism in Canadian Schools of Social Work. Presentation, Canadian Association for Social Work Education Conference, Regina SK.

Mousseau, V. (2017). Pride Supremacy: Our Struggles. Your Victories. Our Challenges. Presentation, National Conference on LGBTTIQA2S Human Rights, Montreal QC.

Event Management

Service Providers Summit on QTBIPOC Health and Well-Being, Halifax, NS
Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
Halifax North Memorial Public Library

The purpose of this summit was to gather service providers who work with racialized and/or LGBTQ2+ populations, with the goal of providing them with the tools to respond to the needs of queer and trans communities of colour. This summit also contained a psychoeducational element, as well as providing service providers with an opportunity to network with one another. This was meant to facilitate the creation of links between organizations who might potentially encounter QTBIPOC folks in their services.