Canada Foundation for Innovation

Canada Foundation for Innovation


Julie Carrier: Taking on sleep medicine

February 18, 2021

This podcast is only available in French.






Une chercheuse à l’Université de Montréal se concentre sur le sommeil des femmes.





Julie Carrier of the Université de Montréal has devoted her academic career to the fascinating world of sleep, using equipment she received from the CFI to monitor the slumber patterns and sleep disorders of her test subjects. When she began her studies more than 20 years ago, little was known about women and sleep. Now, an aging population and the effects of menopause on sleep make Carrier’s research more relevant than ever. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Carrier has pledged to focus her research more on women and sleep. She begins this podcast by telling us why women weren’t considered ideal candidates for these kinds of studies when she first started her research.


This podcast is part of an International Women’s Day podcast series called Groundbreakers.