Membership Category

  • Associate

Institution

  • RECYC-Québec

Expertises

  • Circular economy
  • Residual materials management

Biography

Hélène Gervais holds a master's degree in environmental studies from the Université de Sherbrooke, as well as a bachelor's degree in communications - human relations, with an international profile from UQAM. She has been working as an environmental consultant for state-owned RECYC-QUÉBEC since 2006. Her expertise in the circular economy, combined with her knowledge of waste management, has been put to good use on a variety of projects, including the organization of three editions of the Assises québécoises de l'économie circulaire, waste reduction at source, product repair, plastics recycling and selective collection of recyclable materials. From 2018 to 2021, she also developed and taught a course on the circular economy at the Université de Sherbrooke's Master's in Environment program. In 2016, she worked as a project manager at the Institut de l'environnement, du développement durable et de l'économie circulaire, where she coordinated a major research project on the circular economy and metals, on behalf of the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec. She has also been involved for several years on the boards of environmental education organizations, currently including Lab22|Laboratoire d'innovations sociales et environnementales.

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