Claude Villeneuve

Claude VilleneuveDirector, Chair in Eco-Counseling, Department of Basic Sciences, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Claude Villeneuve is a biologist. For 30 years, he has divided his career between university teaching, research and field work in the environmental sciences. Author of a dozen books, including Vivre les changements climatiques, réagir pour l’avenir, jointly with François Richard (Éditions Multimondes, 2007), he has received numerous prizes for his excellent work, such as the title Scientist of the Year 2001, and is a member of the Circle of the Phoenix, an environmental cause. He was Director of the Institut européen pour le Conseil en environnement de Strasbourg, France (1993-94) and Editor-in-chief of the journal ÉCODÉCISION (1994-97). He has served as commissioner or expert for several public consultations. He is currently teaching at the Department of Basic Sciences of UQAC, where he is responsible for the DÉSS in Éco-Conseil (eco-counselling) and is Director of the Research Chair in Eco-counselling. He has presided over the advisory committee for the Fonds environnement Desjardins since its inception, and sits on the scientific committee of CO2Solution, the scientific committee of Consortium OURANOS, and the scientific committee of the journal Liaison Énergie-Francophonie of the Institut de l’énergie et de l’environnement de la Francophonie. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Association francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS). Mr. Villeneuve received the Silver prize in the Canadian Environment Awards in the Climate Change category on June 5, 2006. He was nominated to the Cercle d’excellence de l’Université du Québec on August 30, 2006.

Ann Jarnet

Retired Manager of environmental education and youth programs at Environment Canada (1993-2003), now Professor of History, Political Science and Humanities, CEGEP de Sept-Îles (Quebec)

On behalf of the organizing committee of the 5th World Environmental Education Congress, and on behalf of all Canadians, I would like to welcome you to this opportunity for all of us to participate in a gathering of like-minded educators who will continue to play leadership roles in helping world citizens to recognize that we all live in a more-than-human world. And, Montréal in the month of May is the place for this to happen! Come share your ideas, come listen to those of others, and come help create a stronger collective energy for all of us to face the new challenges which present themselves in a time of economic uncertainty.