THE JURY

The jury is made up of some 30 personalities who hold various expertise in the health promotion and agribusiness sectors (a jury composed of a minimum of 8 people per category). The chairman of each jury has the right to seek the opinion of experts to clarify or specify technical concepts essential and critical for the proper understanding of the project presented to the jury.



Projects

Alyne Savary

Marketing Coordinator, Research and Agricultural Policy Directorate, UPA

Specialist in the sector approach and the Act respecting the marketing of agricultural, food and fish products.

Holder of a bachelor’s degree in agronomic sciences with a major in rural economy, Ms. Savary is a specialist in the sector approach and the Act on the marketing of agricultural, food and fish products (LMM 35) An effective manager, she participated in the development and presentation of training sessions and workshops on the commodity chain approach in Mali, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

She has worked for 25 years in the agricultural sector and has worked for 12 years in concrete projects related to the organization of marketing and product promotion in consultation with stakeholders in the Quebec agri-food sector. She also sits on the boards of directors of the Center for the Promotion of Quebec Agri-Food – Aliments du Québec and the Council for Food Progress Initiatives.


Dominique Claveau, M.Sc.

Program Manager, Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion Service, Canadian Cancer Society

With some fifteen years of experience in health promotion, Ms. Claveau acts as program manager at the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) where she coordinates several projects promoting healthy lifestyle habits and screening. . Prior to joining the CCS, she had the opportunity to develop her expertise as a health promotion advisor at ACTI-MENU (now Capsana), including collaborating on the development of the 5/30 Health Challenge and programs in business health.

She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in nutrition, and remains on the lookout for novelties in the field of nutrition, health promotion and behavioral change.


Karine Levy, Dt.P.

Dietitian-Nutritionist, Clinical Manager NDC, Nutrition at Work Clinical Manager at NDC – Nutrition at Work

Karine Levy has expertise in health promotion in the business community. She is involved in the planning and implementation of services including the development of customized nutrition programs, services and training programs. Member of the Professional Order of Dietitians of Quebec, she coordinates media projects. A spokesperson for Dietitians of Canada, Karine is also a member of two groups, Dietitians in the Media and Dietitians Consultant.. A graduate of McGill University in nutrition, she is passionate about building and maintaining strong, lasting relationships with employee assistance programs.


Lise Renaud, Ph.D.

Director of Comsanté, Center for Research on Communication and Health and Professor, Social and Public Communication Program, Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM)

Lise Renaud, PhD, is a Professor of Social and Public Communication at the Faculty of Communication at the Université du Québec à Montréal and Director of the Center for Communication and Health Research (COMSANTE) (www.comhealth.uqam.ca ). Sociologist by training and PhD in health education technology Lise Renaud is interested in winning strategies to improve the quality of life of communities. She is the author of numerous scientific publications on strategies that generate individual and collective change.


Mario Lalancette

Nutrition / Food Manager, Sobeys Quebec

Head of the Nutrition Team at Sobeys Quebec since 2005, Mario Lalancette is known for his commitment and passion for nutrition, food and the pleasure of eating! He has 20 years of experience as a nutritionist with professional involvement at several levels of the agri-food industry in Quebec, notably as vice-president of a marketing communications agency.

A graduate of the University of Montreal in nutrition and convinced that healthy eating and gastronomy go hand in hand, he is also pursuing further training in management and socio-cultural practices of gastronomy at UQAM.

An active member of the Professional Order of Dietitians of Quebec, he chaired the Dietitians’ Conference in 2000 and today shares his vision of the profession with the other members of the committee on the agri-food industry at OPDQ.


Chairwoman : Natalie Alméras, Ph.D.

Researcher, Obesity-Metabolism Axis. Quebec Heart and Lung Institute

Dr. Natalie Alméras has been a research fellow at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute (IUCPQ) since 2002 and Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval.  Dr. Alméras received a Ph.D. in Physical Activity Sciences from Laval University in 1995.

Dr. Alméras’s expertise focuses on healthy lifestyle, exercise, energy balance and the treatment of obesity and its complications for adults and youth. She has developed expertise in the identification and management of cardiometabolic risk factors, in addition to the development of intervention programs aimed at weight loss.


Diane Jubinville

Diane Jubinville evolves in the field of communications and has held several managerial positions within the sector of public relations. Having worked mainly in the dairy industry, she also gained extensive experience in the retail sector and worked in public relations firms.

Internal communications, corporate communications, crisis management, strategic advice, brand positioning, press relations, sponsorship management and activation, social responsibility program, web and social media management content development, event planning and overseeing consumer service mark her career path.

She previously actively participated in iögo’s success in Canada. Today at Agropur, Diane Jubinville is responsible of public relations and external communications for the dairy cooperative.


CHEF THÉMIS

TEACHER, ITHQ

Living in Montreal for 45 years and native of the island of Madagascar, Jean-Louis Thémistocle Randriantiana , affectually named Chef Thémis, has been trained at the Institut de tourisme et hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ). He presided the Société des chefs cuisiniers and pâtissiers du Québec in the1990’s and was named chef of the year in 1997. He’s owned restaurants from 1979 to 1994, and was also a spokeperson  for METRO from 1987 to 1994. He’s the author of a few successful books and, since 1994, he’s teaching at the ITHQ.
Its greatest pride is to be the co-founder of Cuisiniers sans frontières , an organism that he co-founded with his wife Lucie Carrier, now deceased, in 2003. The idea was born from the strong conviction that culinary activities can resolve contemporary problems such as poverty, inacessibility to drinking water, illiteracy, health, infant mortality and even global warming. “Give a fishing rod, not a fish” is his philosophy.

Assisted by retired teachers and students, Chef Thémis changes lives in countries where CSF is established: in Montreal, in Madagascar, in Benin, in West Africa and Haiti since 2014. As of today, more than 250 families have gained from its generosity.


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