Carlie Boisvert is a bilingual undergraduate student enrolled in the Neuroscience option of the Biomedical Sciences program. She is currently engaged in a neuroscience program work term, at the Lacoste Lab of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. She is contributing to a research effort aimed at better understanding the role of blood vessels on the development, the aging and the pathological aspects of the brain.
Holder of a high school International Baccalaureate diploma, Ms. Boisvert obtained a degree study at La Cité Collégiale, where she was elected program representative. With the support of teachers and of this establishment, she setup a student support group through which she delivered tutoring and mentoring services to her classmates.
Ms. Boisvert is devoted towards the empowerment of youths, taking on the roles of Event Ambassador at the Ottawa Project Pulse Conference. She is also overseeing the development of a new tutoring program targeted at high school students in her hometown of Val-d’Or, Quebec. In doing so, she aims to promote education and reduce the high school dropout rate in remote areas
She has contributed over 600 volunteer hours to more than 30 support agencies, including the Montfort Hospital, Leucan, a medical team for Ottawa sporting events and the Ottawa Food Bank.
Ms. Boisvert is passionate about obstacle races and triathlons. She is currently training to compete in the Florida Ironman event in November 2016, in order to raise money for a hospice in the Abitibi.