Charles M. Morin appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

Charles Morin

The Order of Canada celebrates those who have made extraordinary contributions to the nation

Source: ULaval News

Charles M. Morin, professor at the School of Psychology since 1994 and researcher at the CERVO Research Centre of the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. This honour recognizes his exceptional contribution to the nation.

As a leading researcher, Professor Morin holds many titles. He is President of the Commission de la recherche de l'Université Laval, Director of the Centre d'étude des troubles du sommeil and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Sleep Medicine.

Professor Morin's research is aimed at advancing knowledge to promote a better quality of life for people suffering from sleep disorders and, more specifically, insomnia. His research has led to the development of tools that are used worldwide, such as the Insomnia Severity Index and the Sleep Belief and Attitude Scale, two questionnaires that assess the behaviours, beliefs and attitudes of patients suffering from insomnia.

He is the author of numerous reference works on insomnia for clinicians, as well as a book for the general public entitled  Vaincre les ennemis du sommeil.

He has received several awards for his outstanding contribution to psychology, including the Prix Noël-Mailloux from the Ordre des psychologues du Québec, the Prix Adrien-Pinard from the Société québécoise pour la recherche en psychologie, the Donald-O.-Hebb Award from the Canadian Psychological Association and the Prix Marcel-Vincent from Acfas.

The Order of Canada

Since its creation in 1967, more than 7,600 people from all sectors of society have been invested with the Order. These trailblazers have achieved a wide variety of accomplishments, but they are united by the way they have changed our lives and the face of our country. Their boldness and passion inspire and point the way forward.
Charles M. Morin, O.Q., O.C.
Québec, Quebec
Charles Morin is internationally recognized for developing psychological and behavioural interventions for insomnia. His groundbreaking research has proven the short- and long-term efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy for the condition, now a first-line treatment across Canada and abroad. Full professor at Université Laval and Canada Research Chair in behavioral sleep medicine, he has advanced clinical research and has helped improve the quality of life for people impacted by this disorder.


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