André Samson has been Full Professor of Educational and Vocational Guidance in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa since January 2003. He teaches in the fields of career choice theory, counselling theory, counselling ethics and mental health in the workplace. Professor Samson's research focuses on life transitions in adolescence and adulthood. More specifically, he studies the processes of career choice in adolescence and psychosocial adaptation to chronic illness. His research has been funded by the Ottawa Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Canadian Cancer Foundation, the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, numerous Ontario school boards, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is a member of the Ordre des conseillers et des conseillères d'orientation du Québec.