With a Ph.D. in computer science from Université de Paris IV, Professor Cheriet has extensive experience managing research teams. He is the director of Synchromedia Laboratory and the Canada Research Chair in Smart Sustainable Eco-Cloud. His research focuses on eco-cloud platforms and green ICT. Within CIRODD, he oversees the organization, management and general administration of the group.
With a bachelor’s degree in biology from UQAR and a master’s degree in regional development and land use planning from Université Laval, Valentina spent more than 10 years working for an environmental organization, where she added a strong social dimension to its activities. Her position as scientific coordinator at CIRODD is in keeping with her dedication to the transfer of knowledge surrounding the operationalization of sustainable development.
After completing university studies in international commerce and sustainable development, Stéphanie went on to develop training programs and teach sustainable development and the principles of the circular economy for several organizations. She was also the director of sustainable development for a large international group, in addition to running her own business. She serves as a sustainability expert and senior project manager at CIRODD.
Hassana has a Ph.D. in life cycle assessment (LCA) from Polytechnique Montréal. She has worked on various projects related to energy, sustainability, clean mobility and innovation. She has been active in the LCA community since 2014, having presented at and helped organize various national and international conferences and workshops. As a member of the board of directors of PolyCarbone, she actively promotes sustainable initiatives on the Polytechnique campus. Hassana recently joined the CIRODD team as project manager.
Sara has a master’s degree in political science from Université de Montréal, where her research focused on corporate social responsibility. She has worked with more than sixty organizations and events to help them incorporate eco-responsible practices, which has helped her to develop communication strategies for informing, educating and convincing various audiences. Her position as communications advisor at CIRODD is in keeping with her goal of popularizing sustainable development issues.
A candidate for an MBA-CSR Management from Université Laval, Chloé worked for several Montréal- based community organizations, where she acquired experience in group mediation and facilitation, art therapy and project coordination. She then moved to the agri-food sector in Québec City, where she is interested in the role of organizations as community change and development agents. After working on a project in Newfoundland, she is now back in Québec, where she is continuing on her responsible management journey through her position at CIRODD.
A certified environmental consultant, Catherine specializes in applied sustainable development and greenhouse gas emissions quantification methods. Her knowledge of the environmental consulting approach and its community of practitioners, as well as her experience with the various participatory and multi-criteria analysis tools, will make a sound contribution to the co-construction of operational research projects in sustainable development. She represents the UQAC’s researchers within CIRODD.
With a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in development studies from Institut des hautes études internationales et développement (IHEID), in Geneva, Liliana has been working since 1990 on the challenges represented by factoring a diverse range of actors, disciplines and decision-making levels into environmental policies. She has been coordinating various interdisciplinary sustainable development training initiatives at Institut EDS since 2007, and is part of the CIRODD constellation.
With a bachelor’s degree in psychosociology of communication (UQAM) and a master’s degree in environmental studies (Université de Sherbrooke), Mélanie has been working for over a decade to help organizations implement sustainable development practices and to set up innovative initiatives. As project manager for Chemins de transition at Université de Montréal, she is part of the CIRODD liaison constellation.
Anne-Sophie completed a Ph.D and post-doctoral studies in social and environmental psychology. She specializes in human motivation and in individual and collective change processes. Her research interests include environmental activism and ecological citizenship, sustainable mobility, and eco-anxiety and environmental education. As a research agent at RIISQ, she is interested in individual and community resilience factors and is part of the CIRODD constellation.