Membership Category

  • Associate


  • Université de Sherbrooke


  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Water and Environment


  • Environmental and sustainable development law
  • International environmental law
  • Adapting to climate change
  • Preventing and settling environmental disputes
  • Environmental governance


A biologist and jurist by training, Catherine Choquette has been a professor at the Université de Sherbrooke's Faculty of Law since 2002. She obtained a master's degree in wildlife management from McGill University and a doctorate (J.S.D.) for a thesis on environmental risk assessment under the supervision of Professor Cass Sunstein of the University of Chicago.
She is director of the Stratégies et Acteurs de la Gouvernance Environnementale (SAGE) research group and co-director of the Centre de recherche sur la régulation et le droit de la gouvernance (CrRDG). She is a member of the Association des biologistes du Québec and the Quebec Bar.
Her research focuses on environmental law, environmental governance, environmental mediation and the ecological analysis of law. She is also interested in the circular economy, particularly in the co-construction with stakeholders of circularity standards that can be applied in public administration (e.g. calls for tender).

Affiliated research axes

Change and Transition Management

Planning Optimization

Resource and Product Maximization

Policy levers

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