Naoum, Marie-Claude

Marie-Claude Naoum Supervisor Ministry of Public Safety Canada Lachine, Québec   Having earned a Bachelor of Commerce from HEC Montréal in 2001, Mrs. Naoum’s incursion in corporate finance was short-lived. After the 9/11 attacks, Mme Naoum felt compelled to find a profession with a higher purpose which led her to the Ministry of Public Safety…

Motta, Margarita

Margarita Motta Director, Foreign Market Development and Export Commissioner Québec International Québec, Québec   Young and dynamic leader, passionate for economic development and international trade, Margarita has been working for fifteen years in business development at international level. Margarita joined the Quebec International team since 2012, and currently she is the Director of the Foreign…

Moores, Audrey

Audrey Moores Associate Professor McGill University Montreal, Quebec   Audrey Moores, an Associate Professor of chemistry at McGill University in Montreal, is working on the development of new environmentally friendly materials and procedures, including bioplastics derived from crustacean shells. From 2007 to 2017, she held the Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry, and she is…

Monaghan, Tania

Tania Monaghan Senior Legal Advisor Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Gatineau, Québec   Tania is a member of the Cree Nation of Wemindji, Eeyou Istchee Quebec. Her career has spanned from advocacy in social justice to working directly with First Nations communities, as well as regional and national Indigenous organizations. In her current role as Senior Legal…

Matteau, Éric

Éric Matteau President Association of Laval University Professional Administrative Staff Québec City, Québec   With his expertise in fringe benefit management and keen interest in innovation and labour relations, Éric represents 1,200 workers as President of the Association du personnel administratif professionnel de l’Université Laval (Association of Laval University Professional Administrative Staff). He has sat…

Martin, Carole

Carole Martin Provincial Director, Human Rights Committee Union of Hydro-Québec Trades Employees Pointe-Calumet, Quebec   Carole has worked since 1992 in a traditionally male field, as a heavy vehicle mechanic. She has also been active in the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), winning election to the union executive. With her determination to fight inequality,…

Maraghi, Viviane

Nicole Beatty Senior Advisor, Sustainable Development Kruger Energy Montreal, Quebec   Viviane’s keen interest in the environment and her desire to fight climate change have led her for almost 15 years to work in the development and commissioning of renewable energy projects. An anthropologist by training, Viviane is guided by her values both in her…

Lemieux, David

David Lemieux Executive Vice-President Dundee Sustainable Technologies Thetford Mines, Québec   David is a chemical engineer graduate from University of Sherbrooke and has accumulated more than 18 years of experience in the industry. He is the founder of Innoltek, a privately owned company who has become one of the few major players in biodiesel in…

Lemay, Mélanie

Mélanie Lemay Coordinator L’R des centres de femmes du Québec Disraéli, Québec   Mélanie, an art therapist and ardent promoter of human rights, is a co-founder, together with two friends, of Québec contre les violences sexuelles, a movement that attacks sexual violence. In less than a year, these women have achieved the impossible: their efforts…

Ledwell, Thomas

Thomas Ledwell Senior Director, Global Development & Alumni Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Montréal, Québec   Thomas is an innovator, communicator, and relationship builder devoted to embracing a diversity of perspectives. A Senior Director with the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, he focuses on strategic development, governance, and programming. A seasoned journalist, communicator, digital expert, and collaborator,…