Joel Montanez, PhD
Joel is faculty professor at the psychology department of Bishop’s University. He has an interest in visual advocacy, humanitarian strategy and physical rehabilitation based on the perspectives of extremely vulnerabilised populations. His field work with Action Against Hunger and Doctors Without Borders has included victimized Tigrayan and Kurdish population, refugee Rohingya groups and sexually abused survivors in Africa’s Great Lakes Region. His film The Healing Winds, on the Inuit of Quebec and the Residential School System, won the Grand Prize at the International First People’s Festival. Joel has led the modules on newly arrived immigrants’ and migrants’ experiences of depression and anxiety, and experiences of living with an amputation. He currently leads the module on experiences of rehabilitation personnel caring for patients in COVID-19 hot zones.