As part of RRECQ’s collaboration with the BistroBrain student association, 4 RRECQ students working on research projects related to the circular economy will have the opportunity to popularize their work and present it to the public.

Please note that this event will be held in french only.

Student speakers :

Joliann Morissette

A doctoral student at Polytechnique Montréal, Joliann Morissette will present her research project under the supervision of Virginie Francoeur.

The aim of her research is to show the links between Canadians’ built environment and the zero-waste behaviours they adopt, through the mediating role of pro-environmental beliefs. The research results point to promising solutions for reducing materials at source and circularizing the Canadian economy. This study aims to influence food distribution planning and the development of new policies for food retailers.

Gauthier Bouchenoire

Master’s student at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Gauthier Bouchenoire will present his research project carried out under the supervision of Danielle Monfet and Annie Levasseur.

His research focuses on the economy of functionality in the case of building energy consumption. This involves selling hot water, steam and/or chilled water, rather than using a dedicated building system such as a boiler and/or cooling system. The results of this case study will enable us to quantify the environmental benefits, in terms of energy consumption and greenhouse gases (GHGs), of the economy of functionality applied to building energy consumption, and to demonstrate the relevance of such a model.

Valérie Grenon

Valérie Grenon, a master’s student at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), will present her research project under the supervision of Wahid Maref  and Claudiane Ouellet-Plamondon.

Her research focuses on the potential use as thermal insulation of a biosourced material based on white ash chips, rye grains and Pleurotus ostreatus mycelium. The results obtained show that the experimental mycelium-based material is highly competitive with established insulants such as glass wool and hemp wool, and that there is room for improvement in terms of the material’s growth process and cohesion.

Rachida Bouhid

Doctoral student at UQAM, Rachida Bouhid will present her research project under the supervision of Mark Purdon.

Her research focuses on the effective implementation and scaling-up of a circular economy, including the stakeholders involved in the desired change. What are the unifying principles of a truly circular economy? What are the links between circularity and sustainability that would mobilize these principles? Are we capable of building such an economy?

In collaboration with :

The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec