Team

AUDITERRA draws from its team of consultants and contributors to put together the best possible team for each project, making sure all members are able to navigate the complexities of internal audit, program evaluation and environmental / sustainable development issues.

Jocelyn Girard, B.A, CIA, CFE,

Jocelyn Girard, B.A, CIA, CFE,

Jocelyn Girard is involved as project manager on physical management security, emergency preparedness and integrity mandate. He leads project teams and guides every step until the project is completed.

M. Girard spent the last 17 years with different branches of the Canadian intelligence services and consulting firm. He was involved in projects, investigations and internal audits related to counter-terrorism, counter-espionnage, counter-proliferation, security screening, physical and staff security and internal security. He also served as polygraph examiner during  five years.

Holder of a Bacheor’s degree in Military & Strategic Studies from Royal Military College of Canada, Mr. Girard also holds a Certificate in financial management from HEC Montréal and a Certificate in Communications from the University of Winnipeg. Winnipeg. As well, Mr. Girard is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) as well as a Certified Forensic Polygraph Examiner.

He is a member of the following groups:

International Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

ASIS International

American Polygraph Association (APA)

Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists (CAPP)

Marc-Antoine Ladouceur, B.Sc, M.Sc.

Marc-Antoine Ladouceur, B.Sc, M.Sc.

Marc-Antoine, Partner of the firm, leads project teams and he is involved as project manager on sustainable development mandate.

He has over 18 years of experience working for both large consulting firms and government institutions (federal, provincial and RCM), including five years with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (as part of the federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development team).

He has worked on multiple projects throughout Canada, in France and West Africa having to do with sustainable development performance audits, environmental impact assessments, land use and development plans, geomorphology and the biophysical characterization of ecosystems. He has also implemented the internal audit function for a Quebec Crown corporation working in sustainable development.

Marc-Antoine holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in sciences (geography with a concentration in environmental assessment).

He is a member of the following groups:

International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)

International Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

Association québécoise pour l’évaluation d’impact (member of the Board director member)

Secrétariat international francophone pour l’évaluation environnementale

Canadian Association of Geographers

Gaétan Poulin, M.Sc., Geomorphologist and geographer

Gaétan Poulin has a master’s degree in environmental science, a bachelor’s degree in science with a concentration in physical geography, geomorphology and geomatics, and a certificate in management. His master’s thesis looked at how municipal zoning changed over time in relation to major changes to a territory’s primary occupations, natural risks and physical characteristics.

As Coordinator in the Geomatics Department at the Quebec Ministère des Transports, he worked on developing GIS tools for spatial analysis. He was previously a Geomatics Analyst for the Sureté du Québec, where he helped create a provincial database of natural hazard factors.

As a Geomorphologist, he worked on developing the Outaouais ecological reference framework and applying land use planning decision-making tools based on local and territorial administrative characteristics, such as the location of water intakes, logging roads and landfill sites.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics. Since 2006, he has participated in a Montréal-region municipal geomatics sharing group to pool geomatics solutions and strategies for land management. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Open Geospatial Consortium, which works to establish open standards and facilitate interoperability for geospatial information content and services. He has many years of experience working for major Quebec and international public and private partners in sectoral geomatics and data management.

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Jean-Philippe Waaub, Ph.D., Environmental Assessment Expert

Jean-Philippe Waaub holds a Doctorate of Environmental Planning, a Master of Land Management and Regional Planning and an agricultural engineering degree.

He has been a Professor in the Geography Department at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) since 1993, and has been a full professor since 1999. He is a member of UQAM’s GEIGER [group for interdisciplinary studies in regional geography and environment], of FRQNT’s Strategic Clusters and of GERAD, the Group for Research in Decision Analysis (HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, McGill, UQAM). He was Vice-Dean of Research at the Faculty of Human Sciences at UQAM from 2017 to 2020.

He has done research in Quebec (including in collaboration with First Nations), Canada, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, focusing on environmental assessment systems, the application of decision-making tools for land, resources and environmental management, and energy and environmental planning. He conduct his research based on a multi-model approach, using an energy system optimization model and a collaborative multi-criteria multi-actor analysis model, coupled with a Geographic Information System (GIS).

Jean-Philippe is also director of E3SA Consultants, which provides decision aid support services for sustainable development and environmental assessment systems, and more specifically for natural resource management, energy development strategies and climate change mitigation and adaptation policies. E3SA and AUDITERRA work together on environmental assessment and land use planning projects.

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Alexandre Arscott-Gauvin, B.Sc., Biologist

Alexandre Arscott-Gauvin holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sicences from Université de Montréal (UdeM). He also completed a graduate program in environment from Université de Sherbrooke, in which he followed courses in environmental management and environmental assessment. Moreover, he has completed advanced training courses of the Association des biologistes du Québec (ABQ) in geomatics, as well as in wetland chararacterization and delineation.

Member of the ABQ, he has worked in the laboratory and also in the field in biophysical characterization of ecosystems for the Laboratory in global change ecotoxicology at the UdeM (Canada Research Chair, Dr. Marc Amyot), Éco-Nature and AUDITERRA.

Jean-Jacques Simard, M.Sc., Agronomist and Regional Planning Expert

Jean-Jacques Simard has a master’s degree in project management from Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science from Université Laval. He is a member of the Ordre des Agronomes du Québec (OAQ).

For most of his career, Jean-Jacques has been in charge of preparing opinions on the land use and development plan revisions of the City of Gatineau and four rural RCMs in the region of Outaouais for the Quebec Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêches et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ). He also prepared opinions and studies for MAPAQ for various preliminary audit regulations, environmental assessments for projects with an agricultural impact, and BAPE public hearings on road and transmission line projects.

Since 2011, he has been working as a consultant in agricultural land planning and development. He has worked with towns and RCMs on their land use and development plan revisions and on projects related to agricultural land management and the preparation of PDZA [agricultural zone development plans]. Jean-Jacques has been an AUDITERRA contributor for more than a year.

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Dan Lansana Kourouma, Ph.D., Environmental Assessment Expert

Dan Lansana Kourouma holds a doctorate in environmental sciences from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He has more than 20 years of experience in international development, sustainable natural resource management, environmental assessment and global consulting.

He has participated in and led several studies and projects for a variety of national and international organizations in integrated climate risk assessment, climate change adaptation, ecosystem diagnostics and strategic environmental assessment for the energy sector.

He has also worked on multiple environmental impact assessment projects in West Africa and has drafted environmental and social management plans for programs launched by the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Since 2010, he has been the Director of Cabinet d’expertise multi-conseils en environnement et développement in Conakry (Guinea), a firm with whom AUDITERRA works on environmental assessment projects.

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AUDITERRA is a consulting firm and a workplace that cherishes the values of knowledge sharing, creativity and multidisciplinary teamwork. Having complementary knowledge of different resources encourages productive discussions and successful sustainable development audits, assessments and analyses. All employees and contributors are encouraged to go above and beyond and tackle complex, stimulating challenges that have a strong positive impact on the environment and communities.

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