Sherbrooke, December 8, 2023 – TES is pleased to announce the recipient of the second André Delisle Bursary of the year 2023! The winner is Emma Couture, a graduate student in environmental management and climate change at the Université de Sherbrooke.

Emma’s project tackles an environmental conflict in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, where citizen criticism of a company’s activities has given rise to a complex neighborhood dispute. Emma’s in-depth case study sheds light on the ins and outs of the conflict and provides tools for analyzing and understanding tensions. Her aim is to enable stakeholders and project managers to react more knowledgeably and effectively in similar situations in the future.

Ultimately, her research project will take the form of a book entitled “Un halo dans la nuit – Analyser et comprendre un conflit pour mieux intervenir” and is being carried out in collaboration with Marie-Ève Maillé, lecturer at the CUFE.

As a reminder, in the spring, TES donated $75,000 to the Centre universitaire de formation en environnement et en développement durable de l’Université de Sherbrooke (CUFE) for the creation of the Bourse André Delisle en participation citoyenne to support students working on issues related to citizen participation and the environment.

In addition to its commitment to supporting the next generation of researchers, and advances in the fields of social acceptability and public participation, TES’ philanthropic contribution is intended to help train the next generation of specialists and foster the emergence of new talent.

In addition to a cash bursary, recipients of the André Delisle Bursary receive professional coaching from members of TES’ team. In Emma’s case, she will be mentored by Isaac Gauthier, Project Director, who will offer her ten hours of consulting services tailored to her needs.

TES is pleased to support Emma’s project, which will contribute to the enrichment of knowledge and the promotion of informed citizen participation.

The first allocation of the bursary was a great success, enabling a student team to benefit from resources and mentoring in the development of a public consultation plan for the Organisme de bassin versant du Lac-Saint-Jean.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the advancement of environmental and public participation research is invited to donate to the Environmental Clinic or contribute to the Université Sherbrooke’s Choisir de changer l’avenir campaign.

Students wishing to obtain further information on the André Delisle Fellowship in Public Participation should contact the Centre universitaire de formation en environnement et développement durable directly.

Les étudiantes et étudiants qui souhaitent obtenir de plus ample information sur la Bourse André Delisle en participation citoyenne doivent contacter directement le Centre universitaire de formation en environnement et développement durable.




About Transfert Environnement et Société:

An impact firm specializing in social acceptability and public participation, TES’ mission is to build bridges between project proponents and their host communities. With its talented team, TES works with companies in the mining, industrial, land development, transportation, and renewable energy sectors. TES’ unique expertise aims to reconcile the business objectives of companies with the socio-economic, community and environmental needs and expectations of local communities. TES advocates a win-win approach for organizations, civil society, citizens, and the environment.