Lucie Lévesque, PhD

PhD (Université Laval)

MSc (Université Laval)

BA (McGill University)


Contact Information


Telephone: 613-533-6000 x78164

Office:  KINE 301U


Undergraduate Courses

KNPE 365 - Motivational Interviewing for Physical Activity Behaviour Change

KNPE 463 - Community based Physical Activity Promotion

HLTH 415 - Program Design and Evaluation


Graduate Courses

KHS 830 - Health Promotion Research Seminar

KHS 862 - Physical Activity and Community: Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions


Research Summary

Dr. Lévesque’s research program, which has been mainly funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the past 15 years, focuses on investigating physical activity and health promotion interventions, programs, practices, and policies in partnership with Indigenous peoples in Canada. Dr. Lévesque’s work is founded on community engagement for the production and dissemination of action-oriented knowledge. Her research encompassing both Indigenous and mainstream/Western science approaches has informed the ways in which respectful and relevant research is conducted with Indigenous communities in Canada (e.g., KSDPP Code of Research Ethics; Canada’s Tri Council Policy Statement 2: Module 9 - Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada). In addition to her research with Indigenous communities, she also collaborates with public health researchers in Mexico to conduct program evaluation and research related to physical activity and health promotion.


Graduate Student Opportunities

MSc and PhD applications will be welcome for students beginning in September 2021.

Applications for study at the MSc and PhD levels will be welcome for studies beginning September 2020. Students will develop expertise in areas related to physical activity promotion, implementation science, community-engaged research with Indigenous peoples and health promotion in LMIC countries. Internal funding is available. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to apply to the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (, and other agencies that provide support for graduate students. Interested applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.7/4.3 or minimum 80% course average should send a statement of interest, CV, and most up to date academic transcript to Dr. Lévesque via e-mail ( Indigenous students are invited to self-identify (


Current Funding 

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)



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