Who are we

Developers of the Canada Protocol

Carl Mörch

Carl is a French psychologist and lecturer at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada. He holds a M.Psy. from the Ecole de Psychologues Praticiens and is specialized in the use of Information and Communication Technologies in Psychology. He is currently finishing a Ph.D. at UQAM on the use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Suicide Prevention. He also works with the Epione Lab at UQAM on the use of text-messaging to improve universal prevention strategies.

Carl’s Linkedin

Abhishek Gupta

Abhishek is the founder of the Montreal AI Ethics Institute and an AI Ethics researcher working on creating ethical, safe and inclusive AI systems. He is currently based out of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He also works as a Software Engineer doing machine learning at Microsoft in Montreal, Canada.

Abhishek’s personal website

Camille Vézy

Camille is a PhD student in communication studies at the University of Montreal. She’s interested in how ethics get materialized into the design and management practices of artificial intelligence systems. Her research project focuses on the process of consent for and through the use of a mental health chatbot. She was also involved in the coconstruction process of the Montreal Declaration for Responsible AI where she animated focus groups about the ethical impacts of AI in education, analyzed the collected data for the final report and conducted research about digital literacy. She was recently appointed chair of TechnoCultureClub’s board of directors, a non-profit organization that fosters active community participation in culture by supporting the development of new practices and uses of technology.

Collaborators

Scientific supervision on the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention version

Brian is the Founder of the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE). He has been director of the CRISE since 1996. He is a Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Quebec since 1979. Internationally renowned researcher in the field of Suicidology, Brian Mishara was a co-founder of the Quebec Association for Suicide Prevention, was President of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) and was President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) from 2005 to 2009. He has  published a seminal book on New Technologies in Suicide Prevention in 2013.