Born and raised in Northern Ontario, where Éric completed most of his previous education. His undergraduate work was done atUniversité Laurentienne in psychology. Followed by a Master’s of Science at Lakehead University in experimental psychology in applied health studies with a specialization in Gerontology, where he researched and published on the health and well-being of older Francophones in the home-care setting of Ontario. Lastly, Éric received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. This is where he focused his research on psycho-gerontology and non-immigrant minority ethnic groups, such as Francophones and members of the Métis Nation in Ontario. Éric works within the department of psychology of Cape Breton University teaching a variety of psychology courses. While at CBU he has maintained his research program, and collaborations, focussing on gambling in older adults, and the health and well-being of older adults in various care settings.