Cataléthique’s team consists of a board of administrators elected by members of the organisation as well volunteers who help out in a vast variety of ways. Our common interest revolves around sustainability and its application in Quebec’s business sector.
Our board of administrators
Ugo Forcier, President
Tarek Burgan, Vice-President
Tarek Burgan is a craftsman at heart! Maker of cider, beer, kombucha, yogurt, and even a painter of fake Jackson Pollock’s, he is multidisciplinary. Cinema enthusiast and music lover, you will probably find him planning his next trip or around a good glass of wine with friends. With a rather unconventional background, Tarek completed his B.A.in Psychology with a minor in English culture studies from McGill University. Afterwards he worked as a financial advisor, on the radio and in many restaurants, before catching the learning bug for sustainable development. He is currently completing his Masters in Sustainable Development Management and is also a member of the Responsible Investment Club of Quebec (CIRQC) assigned to CSR. Tarek is fascinated by circular economy, urban agriculture and renewable energies.
Stéphanie Massé, Director of Communications
A research professional at the Transat Chair in Tourism, Stéphanie Massé graduated with a Bachelor of Communication degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), with honors. The excellence of her results offers her, in addition to a grant, a direct passage to the master’s degree in communication. Supported by the Ecosanté Chair, an international project in public health, she follows several courses in sustainable development and writes her dissertation in the form of recommendations to reduce air pollution in urban areas. She finished her master’s degree in 2017, also with an honorable mention.
Passionate about sustainable tourism, Stéphanie Massé became a coordinator at Trousse-Voyages, a non-profit tourism organization affiliated with UQAM. Her dedication earned her the appointment of Vice President, one year after her debut with the organization.
Marc-Antoine Brière, Treasurer
Marc-Antoine is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He supports eco-friendly businesses and non-profit organizations in the social economy. He puts his finance and accounting skills to use to the benefit of these businesses and therefore he can create a positive impact on the environment and society. He works as a consultant for Partagora, a cooperative that provides professional services to other organizations in the social economy, where he supports customers regarding their accounting needs. Marc-Antoine is also the founder of Altercompta, a CPA firm that provides assurance services and advisory to eco-friendly businesses.
Sébastien is defined by his spontaneity and his great curiosity. His academic career led him to complete a BAC in management, an AEC in adventure tourism and ecotourism as well as a certificate in psychosocial intervention. The outdoors occupies an important place in his life, but has gone from work to passion. In recent years, Sébastien has been in entrepreneurship with its highs and lows. Since the summer of 2018, he has been involved in starting a non-profit organization called Net Impact Montreal, whose goal is to energize a community of Montrealers around sustainable development issues so that more people are aware of the issues and choose to act.
Luc is an Acadian of matriarchal and collective culture. He began his film career at the age of 9 as a editor to family films that his father created. A self-taught cultural organizer at the age of 17, he directed the Student Radio and founded Café Chez Rose Laliberté at Cégep de Valleyfield. He got his Bacc. Specialist in Cultural Animation from UQAM in 1981 and his Certificate in Film Screenwriting from UQAM in 1984. A Master student in History at UQAM in 1986, he created an academic scandal with his essay “Beyond the Real” where it was said that time did not exist and that the historical process unfolded on top of the general Law of cultural Relativity in the historical process, a multi-vector dialectical process.
Camille is a young professional with experience in project management & marketing, and with a growing interest in influencing people’s choices and habits to help the planet through any means possible. Having experienced various cultures growing up around the world, she pursued degrees in biology at McGill where she continued to be full of passion and excited to always try new things and learn new things. Some of her interests include spending time outdoors, neuroscience, reading fiction and travelling (she is still trying to find an eco-friendly airplane-equivalent mode of transportation). She believes in the many positive benefits that businesses with a sustainable mind can have on society.
Alexandra came from France at the age of 19 to study at HEC Montréal in marketing and project management. She evolved within this institution until becoming an advisor in event communication. Wanting to travel since a very young age, it was after a humanitarian trip to Nepal that she became aware of the fragility and issues related to the environment. She then began to modify her personal behaviors to reduce her ecological footprint. Alexandra wants to share her vision in order to make as many people as possible aware of the urgency to act. In addition to her interest in sharing local arts and culture, Alexandra practices yoga, enjoys the outdoors, and volunteered with the SPCA. She wants to have a positive impact on society.
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Cataléthique is also a team of volunteers who are not on the Board of Administrators but without whom our events would not be a success!
Would you like to become a volunteer? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org