Quebec Studies

Notes on Authors

Quebec Studies (2006), 42, (1), 141–144.


141 Notes on Authors Jean-François Bibeault is a research associate with Environment Canada in Montreal. He holds a doctorate from the University of Montreal and has taught in the Environmental Sciences division at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He specializes in studying the socio-economic impact of human behaviors on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River during a time of cli­ mate change. Sébastien Blouin is a student in the master's degree program in geography at Laval University. His research focuses on climate and more particularly on the impact of recent climate changes on water in the greater Québec City area. Alexandre Brun is a technical consultant at ADEPRINA, a French engi­ neering company. He also teaches at the Université de Dijon and at Écoles des Mines de Paris. He has frequently served as a consultant on urban man­ agement in France and in Canada. He also studies the environmental impact of agricultural policies and has worked with the French Ministère de l'Agriculture. In Québec, he has been an expert consultant for the Québec government. Claude Comtois is Professor of Geography at the University of Montreal where he is a fellow of Centre de recherche sur les Réseaux d'Entreprise, la Logistique et le Transport. His research focuses on transportation systems, particularly maritime transportation and ports. His latest book, published by Routledge, is titled Geography of Transport Systems. He is currently over­ seeing a study project on strategies for sustainability applied to freshwater trading ways. Madeleine Cantin Cumyn is Professor of Civil Law at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. Her submission on the legal status of water, prepared with Michelle Cumyn and Claire Skrinda for the 1999 public enquiry on water management, had a significant influence on the subsequent Rapport de la Commission sur la gestion de l'eau au Québec. Vincent Desroches is an Associate Professor of French at Western Michigan University. As a member of the Canadian Studies Initiative at WMU, he par­ ticipated in the organization of the symposium Shared Waters in September 2006. He has published articles on poetry, cinema, and postcolonial theory. Patrick Forrest is a Ph.D. candidate in International Studies at l'Institut québécois des hautes études internationales (IQHEI) at Laval University. His dissertation discusses water exports between Canada and United States. Christiane Hudon studies the cumulative impacts of human activities on the productivity and overall metabolism of large river ecosystems, particu-

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