Dr Luc Thériault

Luc Thériault

Acting Chair of the Economics Department
Office: Singer Hall, Room 457
Tel: (506) 458-7108
Email: econchair@unb.ca

Professor of Sociology
Office: Carleton Hall, Room 135
Tel: (506) 458-7785
Email: luct

B.A. (Université du Québec à Montréal), M.Sc. (Université de Montréal), Ph.D. (University of Toronto)

I first studied sociology in Montreal obtaining a specialized B.A. from UQAM in 1985 and a M.Sc. from the Université de Montréal in 1987. I then completed my doctoral studies at the University of Toronto with a Ph.D. dissertation relating to science and industrial policy in 1995. After Toronto I returned to UQAM, in the School of Social Work, where I taught as sessional instructor and did research as a post-doctoral fellow in social policy, concentrating on social housing issue. In 1997, I moved to the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina where I held for many years a cross-appointment between the university and the provincial government (Saskatchewan Department of Social Services). I arrived at UNB in 2005 where I continue my research on the Canadian social economy. At UNB I teach courses in various areas including research methods and designs, program evaluation, sociology of science, Canadian society, sociological theory, and social policy.

Research interests

As a sociologist of organizations, my main interests are studying non-profit and charitable organizations (as well as co-operatives) in order to understand the challenges they face in a liberal capitalist economy and the contributions they make to our collective lives. I also have a research interest in public and social policies, in particular as they relate to topics such as social assistance or immigration. I enjoy working with colleagues and use a variety of good quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods. I am fluent in French and English and do sociological work in both languages.

Selected publications

Supervision areas

I am enthusiastic about supervising or co-supervising students who would like to study:

Organizational research – of various types and sizes of organizations, including the surveying of organization users/clients and their experiences;

Public policy – both critical and evaluative forms of evidence-based research;

Program evaluation – both to develop expertise in evaluation as well as to undertake evaluations.

Please contact me to discuss possible supervision for undergraduate, MA, and PhD research projects.

Office: Carleton Hall, Room 135

Email:  Please see the UNB staff directory.

Tel:  +1 (506) 458-7785

Personal page: http://www2.unb.ca/~luct/