On January 15, Collège de Maisonneuve offered all its staff a lecture called “Carboneutrality 101” on issues related to the carbon cycle, carbon neutrality and the effects on our climate. The lecture was presented by Claude Villeneuve, a biologist and the director of the Carbone boréal Chaire en éco-conseil et de l’infrastructure de recherche.
The lecture is related to the theme adopted by Collège de Maisonneuve for 2019–2020: Sustainable Development: Acting Together Differently. A series of actions and awareness activities are taking place all year long at the college to engage its entire community.
About the speaker
For over 40 years, Claude Villeneuve has been dividing his time between university teaching, research, and environmental fieldwork. He is currently a full professor in the department of fundamental sciences at UQAC and the director of the Carbone boréal chair in eco-consulting and research infrastructure. He is internationally renowned for his work on sustainable development and the systemic analysis of sustainability. Two tools developed through his research were adopted by the United Nations in 2017.
Villeneuve has published thirteen books, including five on climate change. In 2017, he received the Paul Harris medal from Rotary International for his contribution to global progress on sustainable development. In 2018, he received the award of excellence from the Université du Québec for leadership in teaching.