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Quebec Circulaire is also the result of a rich collaboration between several individuals from various backgrounds who are convinced that sustainable development is only possible if the circular economic model becomes the norm.

Our team is at the service of local communities, businesses, territories, researchers and associations across Quebec wishing to be part of a circular economy approach.

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Daniel Normandin

Daniel Normandin holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, a master's degree in environmental biotechnology, a graduate degree in administrative sciences and an MBA. He has had a predominantly academic career, devoted to the establishment and development of various research units in the areas of environment, sustainable development and life cycle analysis.

He notably participated in the establishment and development of CIRAIG and Quantis, an international consulting firm specializing in life cycle analysis. Since the launch of the EDDEC Institute in 2014, he has been recognized as a pioneer in circular economy in Quebec. Founder of the Pôle de concertation québécois en économie circulaire, he has led several conferences and set up a variety of research projects on the subject. He is also one of the authors of the collective work Circular Economy, an unavoidable transition. Since September 2020, he joined the École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) as founding director of the Centre for intersectoral studies and research in the circular economy (CERIEC).

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Benjamin Laplatte
Benjamin Laplatte holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences (Université du Québec à Rimouski), a master's degree in oceanography (Institut des Sciences de la Mer de Rimouski) and an MBA in science and engineering from ESG-UQAM. Benjamin cumulates solid experience in corporate management and public affairs. Recognized for his mobilizing leadership, his analytical mind and his skills in sustainable development, he has more than ten years’ experience as a consultant and manager in organizations dedicated to scientific education (FEUQ-CNCS, ACFAS ), professional development of engineering and planning practices (RéseauIQ, AAPQ) or monitoring major economic and industrial transformations (Copticom, CPQ). Since September 2020, he has held the position of Deputy Director of Operations of the Center for Intersectoral Studies and Research in the Circular Economy (CERIEC) within the School of Superior Technologies (ÉTS).
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Émilie Chiasson

Émilie Chiasson holds a bachelor's degree in communications - public relations (Université du Québec à Montréal), and a master's degree  (M.Env.) in Environmental Management (Université de Sherbrooke).

Creative, committed and enthusiastic, Émilie has worked in the environmental sector with the organization Jour de la Terre, then in the specialized media field with Index-Design (Groupe Infopresse).

Since March 2021, she joined the Centre for intersectoral studies and research in the circular economy (CERIEC) as communications specialist and manager of the Quebec Circulaire platform.