Executive Director of Ouranos since 2013, Alain Bourque joined the organization at its inception in 2001 to set up the program on vulnerabilities, impacts and adaptations, which has enabled the completion of more than 200 research projects, all applied to the risks and opportunities related to climate change in Quebec. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Meteorology from McGill University, a Master's degree in Atmospheric Science from UQÀM, and was a meteorologist/climatologist with Environment Canada from 1989 to 2001.
Regularly called upon by the media and decision-makers, Alain has helped organize several major conferences, including Adaptation Canada 2016 and Adaptation Futures 2023. e currently sits on the Advisory Committee on Climate Change, on the federal government's National Adaptation Platform, and on several expert committees advising public policy. He also co-chairs the Groupe d'experts en adaptation aux changements climatiques, which is responsible for advising the Quebec government on the next update of the Plan pour une économie verte (PEV). He is also a member of the boards of directors of Génome Québec, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, ClimAtlantic and START International.
Caroline Larrivee holds a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Montreal. She has worked as a land use planner in the private sector, for academic institutions and for the Kativik Regional Government. In this capacity, she has collaborated on research projects on the impacts of climate change on northern communities.
With Ouranos since 2006, first as a specialist in impacts and adaptation, and then as coordinator of research programs on northern and urban environments, Caroline became Director of Scientific Programming in 2019.
Simon Francoeur holds a degree in Business Administration from Université de Sherbrooke and he has completed a short program in eco-consultancy at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC). He worked for several years in the field of specialized publishing, notably as director of the Presses internationales Polytechnique, at Polytechnique Montréal.
Simon Francoeur joined Ouranos in 2022, as its first Director of Administrative Management and Organizational Performance.
Graduated in Finland with a bachelor's degree in Marketing, and in France with a master's degree in Business Administration, Anne-Cécile Cottin worked for many years internationally in the hotel sector, both as communication manager and assistant director.
When she arrived in Quebec in 2017, she then joined the management team of a large headhunting firm, and took charge of its marketing department.
With her solid experience, and particularly interested in the issue of climate change, she joined Ouranos in 2022, as executive assistant.
Catherine Schick holds a Master's degree in Communication sciences from the University of Montreal. With experience as a communication consultant in the health care system as well as a professional background in audiovisual and graphic design, she has a diversified and solid expertise in the development and implementation of communication projects.
With Ouranos since 2020, she holds the position of Head of Communication
Cécile Turmel holds a degree in tourism management. Throughout her professional career, she gradually gravitated to communications, a field in which she acquired sound knowledge that allows her to support and advise teams in their projects. After more than 10 years in a professional order in the healthcare system, Cécile joined Ouranos in 2022.
Guillaume Marcotte holds a master's degree in international strategic communications from the universities of Sherbrooke and Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium. He was an SEO copywriter for a number of years and has been a communication advisor for the web in various fields, including philanthropy, environmental and legal fields.
Juliette Penez holds a Master's degree in Ecology and Evolution from Toulouse III University, and a diploma in infographics. At the beginning of 2023, she completed an internship in graphic design and developed communication tools and visuals for the company. Her artistic and technical eye, as well as her experience in the field of scientific research, are her strengths within the communications team.
With Ouranos since 2023, Juliette has held the position of Communications Technician, supporting Ouranos’ graphic design requirements.
Holder of a PhD in Environmental Sciences from UQÀM, specializing in the challenges of using herbicides in field crops in the St. Lawrence plain, Sophie Maccario has worked on the issues of resilience of the food system, the co-creation of the zero-waste grocery store chain LOCO and the establishment of alternative supply systems. She has developed expertise in managing change in business and with consumers, in order to support the transition of the food system towards a more resilient model.
With Ouranos since 2021, Sophie Maccario coordinates the Adaptation Science Team.
Nathalie Bleau holds a bachelor's degree in Urban Planning and a master's degree in Development Planning from the Université de Montréal. Initially working in academic institutions and the parapublic sector, she joined Ouranos in 2007 to coordinate the Built Environment program. Since 2020, she has been coordinating a program designed to support and stimulate the development of scientific and empirical knowledge, in order to help build and strengthen the adaptation of living environments. Since 2023, she has added to her position as coordinator, that of investigator of new projects to accelerate adaptation, and that of mentor on the CSA team to facilitate the integration and training of coordinators.
Anne Blondlot holds a Master’s from the National Superior School of Agronomy and Food Industries of Nancy (France) with a specialization in plant production, and is a member of the Order of Quebec agronomists. After graduation, she served as a consultant in rural development for an engineering company specializing in precision farming. For 10 years, Ms. Blondlot conducted herbicide research for a French agricultural applied-research institute and coordinated its diagnostic and cultures-management services. At Ouranos since 2009, Mrs. Blondlot coordinates Food systems and Water availability priorities.
Alexandrine holds a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning as well as a Master's degree in Environment and Sustainable Development from the Université de Montréal. After working in urban planning for the municipal sector, she continued her studies to better equip herself to address environmental issues from a sustainable land use perspective. This experience led her to collaborate on various research projects on natural risk management and adaptation to climate change, notably with the Université de Montréal's Faculty of Planning and the Sustainable Works Observatory.
Alexandrine joined the Ouranos team in 2016 first as a specialist in Risk Management and Resilience, where she collaborated on the development of tools to support adaptation in the municipal environment. Since 2018, she has been coordinating Ouranos' support to the governmental INFO-Crue project and more recently coordinating the adaptation priority on extreme events.
Laurence Coulombe holds a bachelor’s degree in human and organizational communication as well as a master’s degree in environmental science from Université du Québec à Montréal. She has notably worked at the regional council for the environment and sustainable development in Outaouais (CREDDO), where she developed the organization’s expertise in climate change adaptation. In collaboration with various partners from the academic, municipal, community and public health sectors, Laurence has also overseen the completion of numerous projects and structuring tools to help the communities of Quebec’s Outaouais region adapt to the impacts of urban heat islands and flooding. Through her past experience, she has honed her expertise in regional coordination, support for organizations, and climate change adaptation planning, all of which enable her to tackle complex social and environmental issues.
Laurence joined Ouranos’s adaptation science coordination team in January 2022 and oversees the provision of support for climate change adaptation in the tourism sector.
Hélène Osterman has Master's degree in Environment, Politics and Society from University College London (UCL). She previous role was as Environmental Science and Technology Consultant for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) where she worked on multi-stakeholder governance, digital governance and in mobilizing research and policy. Prior to that, she spent two years at Future Earth, a global network of researchers and innovators collaborating for a more sustainable planet.
With Ouranos since 2022, Hélène Osterman coordinates the Governance priority.
Eve Bourgeois holds a PhD in political science in collaboration with the School of the Environment from the University of Toronto where she specialized in urban climate change adaptation policies in Quebec. She worked at the Cité-ID LivingLab at the École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP) on projects developping innovative practices through the integration of stakeholders in the scientific process to increase urban resilience. At Ouranos since 2023, Eve Bourgeois coordinates the Resilient Economy priority.
Alexandre Gagnon holds a Master's degree in Environment and Sustainable Development from the University of Montreal. He worked as a research advisor in the ARIAction team at the University of Montreal on issues related to flooding and land use planning.
At Ouranos since 2022, he supports the Adaptation Science Coordination, notably by assisting in the deployment of programming, developing and updating tools, and contributing to the consolidation of a broader network and the valorization of knowledge.
Elia Paumelle holds a postgraduate degree in business administration from ESSEC Business School in France. She specializes in corporate social responsibility and adaptation to climate change. She worked for 2 years at Orange, a French telecommunications group, as a research projects manager for responsible digital technology. She moved ontoss sustainable finance, becoming a social and environmental impact analyst for investment firms.
At Ouranos since 2023, Elia Paumelle supports the coordination of climate change adaptation priorities.
Ursule Boyer-Villemaire holds a PhD in environmental sciences from the University of Quebec in Rimouski (UQÀR). She is a geographer and oceanographer, associate professor in Resilience, risks and disasters, and geography (UQAM, Consortium EGIDE), and an active member of the network on intersectoral flooding in Quebec (RIISQ). She has worked as an environment and climate change consultant, on her own account and for WSP Canada (Environment), in Quebec and Canada.
With Ouranos since 2019, Ursule has been coordinating projects relating to the reduction of climate-related risks, in particular cost-benefit analyses. Since 2020, she has been coordinating the Socio-economic Analysis in Team.
Raphaël Desjardins holds a bachelor's degree in environmental geography with a specialization in physical geography from the University of Montreal. He previously worked on the protection and conservation of natural environments within the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
With Ouranos since 2019, he started as an intern in the Support for INFO-Crue pProgram, and is now part of the specialist team of Socio-economic Analysis, where he contributes to various projects.
Clara Champalle holds a Master's degree in geography from McGill University and a D.E.S.S. in environment, health and risk management from the University of Montreal. She has 12 years of experience in project management and coordination of multidisciplinary teams in multicultural contexts.
Clara has worked for 10 years as a researcher and consultant on international projects, in Quebec and Canada, related to increasing resilience to climate change, on behalf of several programs of the UN (UNEP, UNDP), various research institutes (ICRAF, ODI) and finally, within AECOM Canada.
Since 2022, Clara is in charge of managing climate change adaptation projects at Ouranos.
Following his university study project in numerical method supervised by André Robert, he was hired at ECCC's Numerical Environmental Prediction Research RPN group to work on the development of the first versions of limited-area atmospheric models. Subsequently, his research work was oriented towards numerical environmental prediction by working on the development of the first deterministic forecasting system coupled atmosphere-ocean-ice, as well as the development of the hydrometeorological forecasting system.
Between 2006 and 2022, Pierre was in charge of the RPN group, which is responsible for developing jointly with employees of the Canadian meteorological service, as well as with several partners, the various numerical prediction models (ocean, ice, wave, ground, snow, vegetation, city, river, lake) which are coupled or forced to the GEM atmospheric model.
With Ouranos since 2022, Pierre coordinates the Climate Science and Climate Services Team.
Diane Chaumont holds a Master’s in Physical geography from the University of Montreal. During the 1990s, she conducted research on water and sediment sampling, and data analysis, mainly through the St. Lawrence Centre and INRS-ETE. At CERCA, she learned to twin hydrological and meteorological models during studies on the Saguenay floods.
Diane joined Ouranos in 2003, first as a specialist, then as coordinator of the Climate Scenarios and Services group. She became responsible for integrating scientific information for Climate Portraits in 2023.
Dominique Paquin holds a Master’s in Atmospheric sciences from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). Since 1997, she has worked as a research assistant in the regional climate modeling group of the department of earth and atmospheric sciences at UQÀM.
With Ouranos since 2002, she is particularly interested in the modeling of intense precipitation, ice storms and the atmospheric humidity balance and in the communication of climate sciences within the Climate Science group.
Hélène Côté holds a Master’s in Atmospheric sciences from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). In 1994, she joined what was to become the regional modeling group at UQÀM that developed the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM).
With Ouranos since 2002, Hélène Côté focuses on processing and analysis of simulations of regional climate models within the Climate Sciences team and on the dissemination of scientific information on climate and climate change.
Martin Leduc holds a PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM). He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Concordia University from 2013 to 2015, where he studied the interactions between anthropogenic CO2 emissions in the atmosphere, carbon cycle dynamics and climate change.
With Ouranos since 2015, Martin focuses on the study of natural climate variability through the production of a large set of high-resolution regional climate simulations within the Climate Science group.
Travis Logan holds a Master’s in Geographical Information Systems from the University of Calgary. He worked as a G.I.S. analyst with the Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton and with Nature Conservancy Canada in Montreal.
With Ouranos since 2006, he collaborates on a large number of Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation projects within the Climate Science group.
A climate researcher since 2011, Louis-Philippe Caron spent 4 years at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, specialized in basic and applied research, with funding from the public and the private, at national, European and international level. He co-managed a group of around 25 researchers, within a department of around 100 people, and participated in service contracts for the development of the Copernicus climate change service, including one to meet the needs of the insurance and reinsurance industry. Over the years, he has developed an extensive network of contacts in major European centers, as well as in the United States and Australia.
With Ouranos since 2020, he is in charge of the Scenarios and Climate Services group and works in particular on the support to INFO-Crue.
Holder of a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Toulouse III, Émilie Bresson has worked as a research engineer on intense rain events and a postdoctoral researcher on winter storms at Météo-France. A postdoctoral researcher in collaboration with UQÀM and Ouranos, she evaluated the ice and then the snow on the ground in the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM5). She then studied the effects of climate change on mine restoration with UQAT and Polytechnique-Montréal, as a postdoctoral researcher and then as an associate researcher.
With Ouranos since 2019, Émilie Bresson is part of the Climate Science and Climate Services team as a specialist in Research and support for innovation. She contributes to various projects, particularly those related to ice storms and mines.
Biljana Music holds a Master's degree in Meteorology from the University of Belgrade and a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM). She worked at the University of Belgrade for nearly ten years, where she taught courses in meteorology and climatology, and researched the physics of clouds and severe weather.
With Ouranos since 2007, Biljana Music focuses on the study of the interactions between the atmosphere and the earth's surface and more specifically on the processes related to the water cycle. She is part of the team of specialists of the Climate Science team and acts as an associate professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Laval University.
David Huard holds a PhD in Water Sciences from INRS-ETE and conducted postdoctoral studies on sea ice modeling at McGill University. He has taught at college and at UQÀM, and has worked as a scientific consultant for various companies, departments and organizations.
With Ouranos since 2009, he conducts climate change studies for issues related to precipitation, hydrology and electricity production.
Sarah-Claude Bourdeau-Goulet holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal. Her research project investigated the impact of climate change on a series of climate indices across Canada using models from CMIP5 and CMIP6.
With Ouranos since 2021, Sarah-Claude is part of the Climate Scenarios and Services specialist group.
Sarah Gammon completed a Bachelor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, graduating in 2018. Afterwards, she worked as an optical engineer at Lumentum, previously known as JDSU, from 2017 to 2019. She graduated from McGill University in 2022 with a degree in meteorology.
She has been working in the Climate Science and Services team since Fall 2022, acting as a liaison agent between the Climate Scenarios and Services and Climate Platforms, Data and Operations teams. She contributes, among other things, to the Climate Portraits platform at Ouranos.
Marco Braun holds a PhD in Physical Geography from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, Germany. He has worked in the private sector in satellite remote sensing for hydrology applications and as a researcher at LMU. During his post-doctorate at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), he began his career as an expert in hydrological analyzes of climate model outputs.
With Ouranos since 2008, Marco Braun focuses on all issues related to water and energy resources within the Climate Science group.
Juliette Lavoie holds a Master's degree in Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences from McGill University, where she used the large CESM ensemble to assess the evolution of ocean heat fluxes under the pack ice. In the summer of 2021, she completed a joint internship between Ouranos and Hydro-Québec to help identify multiple adaptation strategies in order to support Hydro-Québec in their approach to adapting to climate change.
Since September 2021, she is the link between the Climate Scenarios and Services group and the Climate Platforms, Data and Operations group, and reflects on the integration of machine learning into Ouranos climate services.
Holder of a Master's degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Hydrology from the University of Sherbrooke, Gabriel Rondeau-Genesse worked as a research professional within the Water Research Group of the University of Sherbrooke (GREAUS).
With Ouranos since 2015, he focuses mainly on studying the impact of climate change on water management in Quebec, within the Climate Science group.
Dominic Matte holds a PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM). He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Niels Bohr Institute of the University of Copenhagen, as well as at the Danish Institute of Meteorology from 2018 to 2021.
During his stay in Denmark, he participated in the European Climate Prediction System project where, in addition to having actively participated in the integration of users within the project, he conducted various research that focused on extreme events, high-resolution regional simulation and predictability.
With Ouranos since 2021, he works in the Climate simulations and analyzes team.
Christopher McCray holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from McGill University. From 2020 to 2021, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM) and at Ouranos, where he studied the occurrence of freezing rain in the current and future climate in a set of regional climate simulations.
He joined the Climate simulations and analyzes team at Ouranos in 2021.
Marie-Pier Labonté holds a PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from McGill University, where she studied the atmospheric water cycle using an idealized climate model. In the summer of 2021, she completed an internship at Ouranos to create a climate data visualization tool for the Agriclimat project. At Ouranos since 2022, Marie-Pier works in the Climate Simulations and Analysis team.
Olivier Asselin holds a PhD in Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences from McGill University. From 2018 to 2020, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (La Jolla, CA) where he studied internal ocean waves generated by atmospheric storms.
Since 2020, Olivier Asselin has been focusing on the impact of land cover change as a Climatology Specialist as part of the Support for INFO-Crue initiative.
Michel Giguère holds a Master's degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM). In 1992, he joined the regional modeling group at UQÀM, which worked on the creation and development of the Canadian regional climate model (CRCM).
With Ouranos since 2002, Michel Giguère focuses on the different phases of the production of regional climate simulations within the Climate Science group.
Pascal Bourgault holds a Master's degree in Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences from McGill University, where he studied sea ice and its impact on ocean circulation in the Arctic. His academic career was punctuated by internships in Rimouski (ISMER-UQAR), Quebec (INRS-ETE), as well as in Germany (FZ Jülich and AWI Bremerhaven).
With Ouranos since 2019, he is part of the team of climate science specialists, where he contributes to the development of climate analysis tools.
Mourad Labassi holds a state engineering degree in Computer Science from the National Institute of Computer Science in Algeria. He worked for six years at the Center for Research in Astronomy-Astrophysics and Geophysics as a computer scientist, then as an operating engineer at Télédiffusion d'Algérie.
With Ouranos since 2003, he contributes to the implementation of the operations IT infrastructure, which he has largely modernized.
Trevor James Smith holds a Master’s degree in Geography, Urbanism and Environmental Studies from Concordia University. In particular, he examined the impact of climate change on Quebec vineyards using climate scenarios and Open Source software.
He has also worked as an environmental research consultant and geographic information systems specialist related to disaster risk management planning in the Eastern Caribbean.
With Ouranos since 2018, his work with the Climate Science group focuses on the development of climate information for Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation to climate change projects, as well as the identification of new technologies, integration and climate data management to support research and development activities.
Long Vu holds a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from Concordia University. He has worked as a software developer since 2004 for several companies such as Oracle, Vantrix and Intelerad Medical Systems.
With Ouranos since 2019, he is part of the Climate Science team where he contributes to the PAVICS platform (Platform for the Analysis and Visualization of Climate Science).
Éric Dupuis holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the Université de Montréal. D. in theoretical physics from the Université de Montréal. He specialized in field theory and the study of topological defects, particularly in applications related to quantum phases of matter.
At Ouranos since 2022, he is part of the team of specialists in climate science, contributing to the development of climate analysis tools and supporting research and development.
Louise Arnal holds a PhD in Environmental Science from Reading University (2019), which she co-authored in collaboration with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), as well as an MSc in Hydrology completed at Vrije Universiteit (VU), Amsterdam, and a BSc in Earth Sciences from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.
She worked as a scientist at ECMWF between 2014 and 2020. More recently, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and then as a Research Associate with Global Water Futures and the Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology (CIROH) at the University of Saskatchewan, in Canmore. Her research focused on advancing the science and practice of ensemble hydrological forecasting, with an emphasis on seasonal time scales.
As an artist and scientist, Louise aims to foster scientific engagement through the fusion of science and art. She is the principal curator of the science-art project Virtual Water Gallery. Louise is also co-editor of ConciliARTe, part of the science-poetry journal Consilience, and associate editor of Geoscience Communication. Louise is an active member of HEPEX's global hydrological ensemble forecasting community and is a co-chair of Early Career-HEPEX.
Isabelle Charron holds a PhD in Forest Ecology from the University of Calgary. She taught natural resource management in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University for many years.
With Ouranos since 2010, first as a specialist in climate scenarios, Isabelle is now in charge of training and focuses on the preparation of tools and workshops to facilitate knowledge transfer within the vulnerability community, impact and adaptation.
Chantal Quintin holds a Master's degree in Wildlife and Habitat Management from the University of Quebec in Rimouski. Her years of experience as a professional in the research community and within NPOs have allowed her to develop expertise in the promotion of scientific knowledge in order to inspire adaptation in the context of climate change.
Since 2015, Chantal Quintin has collaborated as a consultant on projects of the Maritime Environment program, and since 2020, she has been working within the team of specialists of the Knowledge Mobilization and Training Team
Angelica Alberti-Dufort holds a professional Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnique de Montréal, with a specialization in urban resilience and environmental responsibility, as well as a Bachelor's degree in physical geography from the University of Montreal. She moved into the world of science communication by working as a researcher and science writer for the web media specializing in climate change unpointcinq.ca.
In 2018, she joined Ouranos as a research assistant and writer. She joined the Knowledge Transfer and Training team in 2020 where she participated in many large-scale projects. She is also a member of the Association of Science Communicators of Quebec.
Sonia Hachem holds a PhD in Geographic Sciences from Laval University. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher on the mapping of permafrost zones from satellite images in the circum-Arctic zone with Laval University, Waterloo University and the European Space Agency. She also holds a degree in Higher Education Pedagogy. She worked as a geography teacher at the college level for 6 years.
At Ouranos since 2019, she joigned the Knowledge Transfer andTraining team in 2020.
Alexandre Marchand-Thériault holds a Master's degree in Environmental Management and Climate Change from the University of Sherbrooke. He has worked in the field of limnology in non-profit organizations and with universities. He also worked at Nature-Action Québec on the production of a climate change adaptation plan, as well as on projects aimed at the conservation of biodiversity in forest and agricultural environments.
With Ouranos since 2021, Alexandre holds the position of Research and Knowledge Transfer Specialist within the Knowledge Mobilization Team, where he contributes to projects aimed at adapting to climate change.
Ségolène Montagny holds a B.Sc. in Life Sciences and Humanities from Lyon (France) and an International Master's in Environment, Biodiversity and Land Management from Sherbrooke and Montpellier Universities. She has solid writing and project management skills. She has worked as a project manager assessing adaptation plans, urban biodiversity and greening in various municipalities in Quebec and France.
She actively contributes to the valorization and knowledge transfer resulting from integrated scientific programming in adaptation to climate change in order to ensure this knowledge is accessible to various types of adaptation actors.
Martin Payette holds a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from Université de Montréal, an M.Sc. in Biology from Université du Québec à Montréal and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Concordia University. He comes to Ouranos with a wealth of multidisciplinary experience in research, science popularization, writing and audio/video production for a variety of audiences.
He actively contributes to the valorization and knowledge transfer resulting from integrated scientific programming in adaptation to climate change in order to ensure this knowledge is accessible to various types of adaptation actors.
Marie-Emmanuelle holds a bachelor's degree in applied communications and a master's degree in environmental management with a specialization in international climate policy and negotiations. In the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to work for several years in project management, both here and abroad, in various sectors of activity.
At Ouranos since 2023, she actively contributes to the valorization and knowledge transfer resulting from integrated scientific programming in adaptation to climate change in order to ensure this knowledge is accessible to various types of adaptation actors.
Angela Szita holds a degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resources management from Université du Québec à Montréal and is currently completing a short post-graduate program in organizational health at Université de Sherbrooke. She boasts more than 10 years of corporate and consulting experience in human resources management in various activity sectors. She joined Ouranos in October 2022, where she acts as head of human resources.
Anne Debrabandere holds a master's degree in Environmental Sciences from UQÀM. Anne Debrabandere joined Ouranos in 2002 as a support for the team in the Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation. She is now a member of the Management and Scientific Programming Support Team and is also involved in communication. She is responsible for the organization of regional (Symposium) and national events (Adaptation Canada). She is now lead of the Organizing commiittee for Adaptation Futures 2023.
Léa Crevier-Lapointe holds a DESS in Business Administration from HEC Montréal, as well as a Master’s degree in Environment from the University of Sherbrooke specializing in climate change. She worked as a program officer in the climate change adaptation division of Natural Resources Canada. Since 2019, she has been involved in managing scientific project portfolios at Ouranos, including the Support for INFO-Crue program.
Since may 2023, Léa Crevier-Lapointe is in charge of the Project Support team for the Scientific Programs.
Mance-Émélie holds degrees in administration and art history from UQÀM, and has experience in the administration of non-profit organizations in the arts. She worked for Musées Montréal, where she had the opportunity to coordinate the administrative side of the organization, including monitoring budgets and processes.
At Ouranos since August 2023, she holds the role of Project Administration Officer.
Lilian holds a Master's degree in law and economics, with a specialization in European and international affairs, from the University of Bordeaux (France). He has experience in monitoring large-scale international projects.
At Ouranos since August 2023, he holds the position of Project Administration Officer.