Jean-Philippe L. Messier

General Manager

Founder and director of the MUWBR, Jean-Philippe holds a cynegetic and halieutic development technique diploma from Cégep de Baie-Comeau, a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from UQAR and a higher specialized stuy diploma (DESS) in eco-advisory from UQAC. His daring entrepreneurship mindset has allowed him to spearhead the shift MUWBR’s business model to a social economy model. He is recognized for his keen ability to develop an idea into an organized process and conclude successful partnerships. The vast network of the MUWBR was actually developed through his active involvement on the local, national and international scenes. He also works closely on a regular basis, with the First Nations, the Innu in particular.

PLANNING, MANAGEMENT AND MOBILIZATION | POLITICAL AND PUBLIC RELATIONS | INDIGENOUS MATTERS | STRATEGY DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

Eve Ferguson

Senior Advisor and Communications Manager

 

In office since 2012, Eve earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Communication at UQAM and has complementary formal training in sustainable development. She has extensive experience in the design of communication strategies, facilitation of collaborative processes and organization of events and dialogue-building activities. She is well-known for her sense of creativity, keen ability to synthesize and efficiency in everything that she undertakes.

 

DESIGN, MANAGEMENT AND FACILITATION OF PARTICIPATORY STRATEGIES | DIALOGUE-BUILDING | PROJECT AND EVENT MANAGEMENT | COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING

Carole-Anne Tanguay

Senior Advisor 

Carole-Anne has been leading the development and coordination of all the MU Conseils coaching projects since 2015. She also steered the periodic MUWBR evaluation process in 2017. She has a keen understanding of territorial issues and the main socio-economic, environmental and political leaders of the region. She stands out with her rational and analytical mindset, strategic vision and ability to set complex processes into motion. She has graduate training with a Master’s Degree in land use planning and regional development from Université Laval.

 

OPERATIONALIZATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT | DECISION-MAKING TOOL DESIGN | STRATEGIC ANALYSIS | PROJECT STRUCTURING AND DEVELOPMENT

Guillaume Proulx

Advisor

With a Master’s Degree in land use planning and regional development and a Bachelor’s Degree in international business administration from Université Laval and a tourism management technique diploma in hand, Guillaume is involved in Indigenous and northern research across Quebec. Having worked in both the Living in Northern Quebec research group and the Indigenous forestry teaching leadership chair of Université Laval, his wish to make a difference has been his motivation throughout his research projects and his choice to rise to new challenges on the North Shore by joining the MUWBR in 2018.

DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH | DEVELOPMENT OF THE TERRITORY AND PROTECTED AREAS | RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTARY ANALYSIS

Myriam Chênevert

Senior Advisor

With a Master’s Degree in nutrition, with a minor in project management in hand, Myriam has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare network, more particularly in the public health sector, where she implemented programs to respond to a number of issues. Well-known for her ability to forge strong inter-sector partnerships, she has a keen interest in every kind of participatory strategy that allow to bring together stakeholders from various sectors around common issues. Inspired by the MUWBR‘s mission and its main areas of action, she joined the team in 2018.

STRATEGIC ANALYSIS | PROJECT STRUCTURING AND DEVELOPMENT | TEAM MOBILIZATION

Stéphanie Landry

Advisor

Stéphanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Consumer Sciences and is skilled in managing MUWBR’s organization-consumer relationship and improving the quality of services. She has several years of experience in communications and marketing. She is well-known for her overall perspective and her ongoing dedication to finding solutions.

MARKETING & COMMERCIALIZATION | PROJECT MANAGEMENT | CUSTOMER SERVICE

Geneviève Thibault

Finance Manager and Executive Assistant

Geneviève is a financial planning certificate graduate currently completing her certificate in human resources management. She has expertise in finance, marketing, organizational behaviour, customer service and project budget management. She has over five years of experience in the banking industry. NOVA certified, she offers customized coaching to support the MUWBR organization in reaching its full potential by achieving individual, team and corporate objectives. Geneviève is well-known for her remarkable open-mindedness and her thorough, creative vision of administrative processes.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT | BUDGET ANALYSIS | FINANCIAL PLANNING | EFFECTIVE TEAM SYNERGY

Vincent Bussières

Advisor

Vincent holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship and SME Management (ULaval). He also has training in sustainable development implementation (BNQ 21000) and a certificate in creative writing (UQAM). He has experience in strategic coaching, project management and public awareness with both corporate and non-profit organizations, particularly on the international level. Well-known for his analytical and writing skills, he recently joined the MUWBR team.

STRATEGIC ANALYSIS | SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION | PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Marie-Pier Cloutier

Advisor

Marie-Pier has a Master’s degree in Strategic Project Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She worked in international development before joining the MU Conseils team. She has specialized experience in pre-project analysis, stakeholder management and collaborative project design. She is well-known for her overall vision, her efficiency and her ability to manage several projects at once.

COLLABORATIVE PROCESS DESIGN | STRATEGIC ANALYSIS | STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

Virginie Chadenet

Expert Advisor

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With a Master’s Degree in Biology and a certificate in tourism management from Laval University, Virginie Chadenet has developed her own expertise, granting that human activities and cultures are an intrinsic part of the biodiversity of our world. She has extensive experience in project design, team recruitment and mentoring, community consultation, and workshop and training development and implementation. Virginie brings a solid and long-standing experience with Inuit communities. She stands out with her strong skills for coordination, mentoring and capacity building, and ability to facilitate multicultural team partnerships.

PROJECT DESIGN AND COORDINATION | CONSULTATION MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS | PARTNERSHIPS WITHIN NORTHERN COMMUNITIES

Vanessa Bouchard

Process and Governance Manager

418-296-1517 poste 1011

Holding a degree in tourism, Vanessa has gained expertise in administration, project management and communications thanks to her atypical career path and her strong learning ability. Over the past 15 years, she has made her mark with government and para-government organizations owing to her rigour, availability and versatility. She now supports the MUWBR team by ensuring the compliance of documentation, the optimization of tools and the application of the high standards that the organization has established.

GRAPHIC DESIGN | QUALITY ASSURANCE | TOOL OPTIMIZATION

Kristina-Maud Bergeron

Expert Advisor

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With a Ph.D. in Political Science, Kristina Maud has developed expertise in social acceptability and community-corporate relations. She has been keeping abreast of issues affecting Indigenous peoples in Quebec and around the world for over 20 years. Building on her collaboration in the design of the Social Risk Index for Mining Projects, she contributes her thorough, first-hand experience to connecting stakeholders with information sharing mechanisms within a constructive, proactive framework.

SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY | RELATIONS WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES | RESEARCH AND ISSUE ANALYSIS

Kristina Maud
Philippe Bouchard

Philippe Bouchard

Operations Manager – Station Uapishka

418-296-1517 poste 1018

Diplômé en protection de la faune, Philippe dispose d’un riche parcours professionnel atypique. Autodidacte, reconnu pour son extrême polyvalence, son esprit analytique et ses habiletés manuelles, il est un véritable « gars de terrain ».

Pour ce Baie-Comois d’origine passionné de sa région et de la nature, la Station Uapishka lui permet de mettre à profit toutes les expertises qu’il a acquises au cours des 20 dernières années tout en étanchant sa soif d’en apprendre toujours plus. Reconnu pour sa grande rigueur au travail et son côté rassembleur, pour Philippe, c’est l’esprit d’équipe qui prime!

LOGISTIQUE | COORDINATION DES OPÉRATIONS 

Marianne Valcourt

Project Manager | Conservation and Biodiversity

418-296-1517 poste 1016

As part of her Bachelor’s degree in Biology (UQAR) and her Master’s degree in Biology (ULaval), Marianne spent several months in the tundra studying the flora and fauna of the Canadian High Arctic. With her understanding of northern environments, she provides scientific expertise specific to the MUWBR territory. In addition to research, she enjoys sharing her knowledge, and she has extensive experience in interpretation work and teaching biology. A dedicated biologist, she shares her passion and her drive with the team.

CONSERVATION AND BIODIVERSITY PROJECTS | ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY MONITORING | SCIENCE OUTREACH

Emy Westermann

Emy Westermann

Communications Advisor

418-296-1517 poste 1017

Holding a Master’s degree in Research Communication (UQAM) and a degree in public relations (École française des attachés de presse de Paris), Emy has more than one string to her bow in terms of communications. With 10 years of experience in writing, communications strategy and project coordination, she has held several positions, including a consulting role for education NPOs. Well-known for her versatility, interpersonal skills and efficiency, Emy has recently joined the MUWBR team, where she builds on her experience in content creation and community management to contribute to MUWBR projects.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT | COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY | WRITING | PROJECT MANAGEMENT

David Béland

Project Manager

418-296-1517 poste 1019

Drawing from a multidisciplinary bachelor’s degree and an atypical background, David has developed skills driven by curiosity, adaptation and creativity. A professional known for his listening skills and his keen talent for observation, he brings relevant insights and expertise to many spheres of the MUWBR organization. As a human being with a passion for everything in his surroundings, his ability to forge business relationships helps to promote the organization in the region.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT | TOURISM | DEVELOPMENT

Evelyne Roy

Senior Advisor

418-296-1517 poste 1020

Dedicated to individual and collective development, Evelyne has 15 years of experience in strategic coaching with national, regional, municipal and Indigenous bodies. With a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Politics and Society (UQAM), her expertise in the cultural, tourism, community and education sectors makes her a cross-sector driving force with a keen sense of inclusion. Creative thinking and management of high-potential projects, ethical awareness and the ability to adjust to various organizational structures are some of her strengths.

STRATEGIC COACHING l PROJECT STRUCTURING AND DEVELOPMENT l CULTURAL SAFETY