Gaillard, Claire

Claire Gaillard Director, Communications and Social Impact GSoft Montreal, Quebec   With her keen interest in identity issues, Claire Gaillard has made a point of demystifying prejudices and promoting togetherness. Serving as Director, Communications and Social Impact, at GSoft, a software firm, she has made information the focus of her career for more than 10…

Gagnon, Sébastien

Sébastien Gagnon Assistant Academic Director Cégep Limoilou Quebec City, Quebec   Before becoming Assistant Academic Director at Cégep Limoilou, a community college, Sébastien Gagnon worked as a project leader in the international export of know-how and as a coordinator and teacher in the department of geomatics at the same institution. He also serves as vice-chair…

Fradette, Simon

Simon Fradette Director, Eastern Quebec Tax Services Office Canada Revenue Agency Quebec City, Québec   In his two-decade ascent through the ranks of the federal public service, Simon has shown great flair in guiding various transformative projects and directing major operating units. The delight he takes in travel and discovery has led him to live…

Farella, Nicolina

Nicolina Farella Program Director McConnell Foundation Montréal, Québec   Nicolina is Program Director at the McConnell Foundation, responsible for climate change work and social innovation initiatives. She sits on the board of Environment Funders Canada and Imagine Canada. Prior to working at the Foundation, she was Science and Innovation Officer with the British Consulate-General in…

Dupuis-Riendeau, Émilie

Émilie Dupuis-Riendeau Family Physician CISSS de la Gaspésie Gaspé, Québec   Dre Emilie Dupuis-Riendeau has been a rural family physician for 12 years. Very engaged in her medical community, she has worked in perinatal care, ICU and emergency department at the CISSS de la Gaspésie, while maintaining her teaching involvement at the GMFU Gaspé, and…

Djevahirdjian, Lisa

Lisa Djevahirdjian Communications Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Montreal, Quebec   Lisa Djevahirdjian embarked on a career as a journalist with Global Television following studies in art history and journalism. Involvement with her union led to a job with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, first in the Research department and then in Communications.…

Dho, Jenny

Jenny Dho Chief Information Security Officer Groupe WSP Global Inc. Montréal, Québec   Jenny’s career has centered around developing and sharing her interest in Information Technology. She fully supports technology-based innovation to provide greater convenience into our daily lives. This increased use must also come with relevant safeguards to ensure information accuracy and prevent misuse;…

D’Amours, Andrew

Andrew D’Amours Co-founder Flytrippers Quebec City, Quebec   Andrew is co-founder of Flytrippers, a travel deal website hat aims to help Canadians travel more. After earning an MBA degree, he advised a number of major organizations as a strategy consultant at KPMG-SECOR. He has also helped promote entrepreneurship, volunteering for various events in Canada, the…

D’Agostino, Nancy

Nancy D’Agostino Director, Government Affairs Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions Gatineau, Québec   Nancy’s role as Director, Government Affairs, at Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions brings her into contact with federal partners, industry, non-profit organizations and various levels of government in support of business growth across Quebec. Nancy, a lawyer by training, has…