By Malena Argumedes
2020 has been a very unique year, with a global pandemic as a background. COVID-19 has turned our personal and professional lives upside down, but also the world of applied behavior analysis. Many of the professional activities planned for Quebec ABA (QcABA) could not be held, including our long-awaited 10th annual conference. Few official activities are currently planned for our Association. Our board of directors continues to meet virtually, in particular to continue the planning of our yearly conference. Since 2020, QcABA has a new president, Malena Argumedes, professor at Université de Sherbrooke. She succeeded Myra-Jade Lui, who was a founding member of the QcABA.
As mentioned, 2020 was a very quiet year in which we had to postpone our 10th Annual Conference. Hence, this event was held online on April 9–10, 2021, with stellar international and local presenters. The original venue (University of Quebec in Montreal) is still reserved for our next live conference. Prior to the conference, our yearly newsletter was published on our website.
Our goals moving forward are to renew our strategic plan and to begin assessing the possibility for our BCBAs in the province to join a professional order in Quebec (for example, the Order of Psychology or Psychoeducation).