Vincent Mousseau

PhD Student and Registered Social Worker


I am a PhD student in Health at Dalhousie University in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia). My research focuses on the intersection of anti-Black racism, homophobia, and transphobia, and how experiences at this juncture can influence health and social service care access for Black gbtq+MSM in Canada.
I consider myself an activist and a community member first and foremost, and have been involved in numerous social movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and the student strikes that took place in Quebec in 2012 and 2019. I am passionate about social justice and strive to create meaningful connections to research, policy and practice. My research is a direct result of this passion and is my way of making a difference in the world. 

Educational Background

Since 2022
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health
Dalhousie University
Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS)
  • Research topic: The impacts of anti-Black homophobia and transphobia on health and social care access for Black gay, bisexual, trans, and queer men in Canada
  • Supervised by Terrence Lewis, PhD RSW
  • Committee members: Barbara Hamilton Hinch, PhD and OmiSoore Dryden, PhD
2020 - 2022
Master of Science (MSc) in Social Work
Université de Montréal
Tiohtià:ke (Montréal, QC)
  • Thesis title: “At the Intersection of Experiences: Understanding the Identity Development of Black LGBTQ+ Populations in Québec”
  • Supervised by Edward Ou Jin Lee, PhD and Annie Pullen Sansfaçon, PhD RSW
  • Dean's Honour List
2017 - 2020
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
McGill University
Tiohtià:ke (Montréal, QC)
  • Dean’s Honour List
  • Golden Key International Honour Society

Scholarships and Awards

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2022-2025)

President's Award
Dalhousie University (2022-2024)

Master's Research Scholarship
Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (2021-2022)
Laurent McCutcheon Scholarship
Fondation Émergence (2021)
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2020-2021)

William and Nona Heaslip Scholarship
McGill University (2018-2020)