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Administration

Anick Perron, CRHA General Human Resources Advisor

Anick Perron, CRHA

General Human Resources Advisor
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Anick holds a Bachelor of Communications (Human Relations) from UQAM and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from ESG UQAM. A former gymnast and cheerleader, she is passionate about team sports and the world of sports in general. Her career goal is to develop in the sport community while sharing her vision of human resources.

Carol Bassil Executive Assistant

Carol Bassil

Executive Assistant
514 255-1000 # 283

At the INS Québec since 2011, Carol ensures the smooth administrative operation of General Management. She holds a Master’s degree in Advertising-Artistic Direction and ensures that she maintains excellent relations with customers and partners of the INS Québec.

Fadhila Tafer Accounting technician

Fadhila Tafer

Accounting technician
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Fadhila holds a Bachelor of Administration and a Certificate of College Studies in Accounting. She currently holds the position of accounting technician in the Administration team. She has several years of experience in diverse sectors of activity, including non-profit organizations, and is resolutely committed to meeting the needs of the administrative structure as well as those of the clients of INS Québec.

Gaëtan Robitaille President and CEO

Gaëtan Robitaille

President and CEO
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Currently President and CEO, Gaëtan Robitaille has been with INS Québec since October 2010. His in-depth knowledge of Québec and Canadian sports systems is a major asset for the Institut national du sport du Québec. He is set apart by the diverse management experience he has acquired in provincial and Canadian organizations, where he has held various positions such as: chief operating officer at the Coaching Association of Canada, director of external relations at Volunteer Canada, executive director at SPORTSQUÉBEC, and manager of the women’s high performance program at Hockey Canada. Gaëtan holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Isabelle Rousseau Vice President, Administration

Isabelle Rousseau

Vice President, Administration
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Isabelle Rousseau joined INS Québec leadership team in September 2016 after being part of the executive team of the Organizing Committee for the Quebec Games – Montreal Summer 2016. She has a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Management Science, management option. She has worked at various organizations and institutions related to economic development, business development and continuing education as a professional and manager. Passionate about sports, she has also contributed to the establishment and management of clubs, federations and sports events.

Michelle Robichaud Administrative Services Manager

Michelle Robichaud

Administrative Services Manager
514 255-1000 # 246

Michelle has been managing the administrative services of the Institut national du sport du Québec since August 2013. Originally from the Toronto area, she studied accounting and business management at McGill University and non-profit organization management at Ryerson University, consolidating over 25 years of financial management experience. Passionate about sports, especially running and swimming, she is thrilled to work at a place so inspiring for top athletes and those of the next generation.

Roger Archambault Vice-president, Performance Services

Roger Archambault

Vice-president, Performance Services
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Known for his expertise in preparing for major games and for his experience in multi-sport environments, Roger Archambault dedicated his entire career to the sports industry. He held many management positions in the field of high-performance sport, such as Assistant Director, High Performance at the University of Ottawa and as Manager, Olympic Team Services at the Canadian Olympic Committee. M. Archambault also worked for many national sports federations, including 18 years as a coach of the national biathlon team and as the Director, High Performance of Water Polo Canada. He took part in 11 major games, including 7 Olympic Games, as a coach, a team leader and a manager. He was also the Canadian Team’s Chef de Mission during the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Communication & Marketing

Audrey Lacroix Social media manager

Audrey Lacroix

Social media manager
514 255-1000
Jean Gosselin, PRP, APR Director, Communication & Marketing

Jean Gosselin, PRP, APR

Director, Communication & Marketing
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A certified member of the Canadian Public Relations Society, Jean Gosselin brings a wealth of expertise with him in the fields of corporate communications, public affairs, marketing communications and issues and crisis management communications. He is also recognized for his knowledge of sports marketing and sponsorship. Having started out with a number of sports and recreation organizations, he has enjoyed a successful fourteen-year career within Canada’s largest PR firm, where he was Vice President, Public Affairs at the time of leaving. He subsequently worked at the Canadian Olympic Committee for a 14-month contract focusing on strategic communications, government relations and issue management. Before joining INS Québec in September 2020, he was a freelance consultant in strategic communication since 2012.

Marina Lord “Jouez gagnant!” Program Agent

Marina Lord

“Jouez gagnant!” Program Agent
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With several years of experience in customer service in both sports and professional environments, Marina joined INS Québec in 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and is now the “Jouez gagnant!” Program Agent. By working in the leisure, culture and community life sector for the city of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, she developed a passion for working in the sports world.

Education

Anne-Marie Durnin Director of Excellence Programs and Education

Anne-Marie Durnin

Director of Excellence Programs and Education
514 255-1000

Anne-Marie Durnin joins the INSQuébec management team in September 2020. She is back at the Institute after having held the position of Supervisor, Athlete Services and Training Groups from 2009 to 2014. In 20 years of career, she has contributed to the success of numerous events, notably as director of the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne and manager of the World Junior Hockey Championship. She has also guided the creation and restructuring of various sports and educational organizations.

Geneviève Houle Education and development services, Advisor

Geneviève Houle

Education and development services, Advisor
514 255-1000 # 238

Geneviève joined INS Québec team in January 2018. Her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and her diverse education in the NCCP program led her to be a coach in softball, tennis and badminton. She has combined being a coach with being an athlete in softball and tennis. Passionate about sports and athlete development, she loves working as a team, so working with coaches is something that interests her very much.

Operations

Camille Lépine-Dallaire Agente, Reception

Camille Lépine-Dallaire

Agente, Reception
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Holding a bachelor’s degree in leisure, culture and tourism, Camille is currently pursuing her studies at the D.E.S.S. – Sports management at HEC Montreal. Having several diverse experiences in customer service and in the Quebec sporting environment, it is at INS Quebec that she will continue her journey. His dynamism and passion for the sports world will naturally be added to the operations team.

Caroline Veyre Agent, Reception

Caroline Veyre

Agent, Reception
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Hanna Yurchyk Agent, Reception

Hanna Yurchyk

Agent, Reception
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Hicham Boufekane Agent, Reception

Hicham Boufekane

Agent, Reception
514 255-1000 # 104
Joanie Gervais Agent, Reception

Joanie Gervais

Agent, Reception
514 255-1000 # 104
Josée Dagenais Operations Supervisor

Josée Dagenais

Operations Supervisor
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With INS Québec since 2010, Josée has been involved in high-level sports for over 30 years. From her experience as a manager of a national training centre, she understands the importance of detail in the performance of athletes and therefore ensures that the training areas of INS Québec meet the standards of excellence and that the environment is conducive to the development of users’ full potential.

Mathieu Célestin Agent, Reception

Mathieu Célestin

Agent, Reception
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Mathilde Chamussy Facility monitor

Mathilde Chamussy

Facility monitor
514 255-1000 # 281

Mathilde has been a member of the INS Québec team since 2017. With experience in customer service as a waitress, she appreciates the human contact that her work allows. She is resourceful and entrepreneurial, and she is excited about the challenges offered by her position as a facility supervisor. She has always had an interest in sports, and her commitment to volleyball teams during her school years reflects this passion that binds her to the INS Québec. She is currently an art student at Université du Québec à Montréal.

Mélina Filion Agent, Reception

Mélina Filion

Agent, Reception
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Mélina has been a reception agent at INS Québec since 2017. Fully dedicated to the mission of the Institut , she greets clients and users with professionalism and friendliness. She is an important asset for the reception team.

Rafaëlle Lanoix Agent, Reception

Rafaëlle Lanoix

Agent, Reception
514 255-1000 # 104

Working at INS Québec since January 2018, Rafaëlle is studying international law and relations at Université du Québec à Montréal. Responsible and orderly, Rafaëlle worked for almost a year in catering and particularly enjoyed the customer service aspect of this work. As a result, the position of Reception Agent seems to be ideal for this student who is passionate about international relations and customer service relations.

Sarah Bergeron Coordinator, Operations

Sarah Bergeron

Coordinator, Operations
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With a Bachelor’s of International Relations, Sarah gained experience in the sports community by working for 4 years at the Calgary Olympic Ring as a Customer Service Supervisor. Passionate about sports, she feels privileged to pursue her career at INS Québec as an Operations Coordinator since 2014.

Performance Services

Anne-Marie Durnin Director of Excellence Programs and Education

Anne-Marie Durnin

Director of Excellence Programs and Education
514 255-1000

Anne-Marie Durnin joins the INSQuébec management team in September 2020. She is back at the Institute after having held the position of Supervisor, Athlete Services and Training Groups from 2009 to 2014. In 20 years of career, she has contributed to the success of numerous events, notably as director of the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne and manager of the World Junior Hockey Championship. She has also guided the creation and restructuring of various sports and educational organizations.

Caroline Truchon Advisor, high-performance sport

Caroline Truchon

Advisor, high-performance sport
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A short track speed skating athlete for more than 20 years, including five years on the national team, Caroline has competed in several World Cups and World Championships. Retired since June 2015, she joined INS Québec in May 2015. Caroline is studying international relations and international law at UQAM.

Louise Kairns Advisor, high-performance sport

Louise Kairns

Advisor, high-performance sport
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Technical director of Plongeon Québec from 2005 to 2009, Louise has greatly contributed to the development of sports in the regions of Quebec by establishing numerous development programs. The diversity of her experience in the world of sports is considerable having been involved in various ways, including coaching and event management, but also in masso-kinesitherapy for more than 10 years. Louise has also participated in numerous major sporting events as a massage therapist, including the 2017, 2015 and 2005 Aquatic World Championships as well as the Rio Olympic Games.

Lu Bonnet Advisor, high-performance sport

Lu Bonnet

Advisor, high-performance sport
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Having a sports background as a national and international athlete and coach, Lu’s knowledge and experience in the field of high-performance sports are considerable. Prior to joining INS Québec, he was an athlete marketing consultant for the Canadian Olympic Committee. He has also been involved in athlete development through the coordination of the National Fencing Federation’s high-performance program as well as the coaching of university badminton athletes.

Martin Roy Pathway to Excellence Advisor

Martin Roy

Pathway to Excellence Advisor
514 255-1000 # 204

With a background in community recreation and leadership, administration and human resources, Martin Roy brings to INS Québec a solid experience in the management and coordination of programs acquired in the education sector and in the Québec sports system. In addition, he has completed several courses from the National Coaching Certification Program which he has used as a coach at various levels in football, flag football and touch football over the past 30 years.

Roger Archambault Vice-president, Performance Services

Roger Archambault

Vice-president, Performance Services
514 255-1000 # 275

Known for his expertise in preparing for major games and for his experience in multi-sport environments, Roger Archambault dedicated his entire career to the sports industry. He held many management positions in the field of high-performance sport, such as Assistant Director, High Performance at the University of Ottawa and as Manager, Olympic Team Services at the Canadian Olympic Committee. M. Archambault also worked for many national sports federations, including 18 years as a coach of the national biathlon team and as the Director, High Performance of Water Polo Canada. He took part in 11 major games, including 7 Olympic Games, as a coach, a team leader and a manager. He was also the Canadian Team’s Chef de Mission during the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Sophie Brassard Guidance Cousellor

Sophie Brassard

Guidance Cousellor

Sports Medicine Clinic

Alain Bellemare Physiotherapist

Alain Bellemare

Physiotherapist
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Alexandra Lafrance Physiotherapist

Alexandra Lafrance

Physiotherapist
514 255-1000 # 301

Alexandra Lafrance has been active in high-level sports since her studies in kinesiology at McGill University. In addition to working with the Canadian Olympic Handball Federation, Alexandra was an integral part of the physiotherapist team at McGill University after earning her Master’s degree at the University of Ottawa in 2013. She has worked with several university sports, including American football, soccer, hockey, basketball and lacrosse. She joined INS Québec in 2019 with the short track speed skating development team. She is pursuing studies in manual physical therapy and is a candidate for the Canadian Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy.

Alexia de Macar, Ph.D. Nutritionist

Alexia de Macar, Ph.D.

Nutritionist
514 255-1000 # 301

A nutritionist since 2005, Alexia has worked in several high-level sports and artistic environments for over a decade. Alexia holds a Ph.D. in sports nutrition from the Université de Montréal and has shown a strong interest in science and research. In addition to collaborating with INS Québec for many years, Alexia has also worked with Cirque du Soleil artists since 2006, with whom she was responsible for developing the eating disorder intervention protocol. She thus has leading-edge expertise with elite athletes with eating disorders. Alexia is also an experienced and dynamic speaker, regularly requested for sports and scientific events. Alexia advocates a personalized approach, where the athlete is an integral part of the process and for which an interdisciplinary effort is essential.

Antoine Léger Physiotherapist

Antoine Léger

Physiotherapist
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With a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from the Université de Montréal, Antoine worked in a private clinic for 2 years before joining the INS Québec team in 2019, where he works primarily with the short track speed skating development team. In the past, he has also worked with the McGill baseball team and the Rugby Club de Montréal. Very interested in sports, Antoine has trained in the evaluation and treatment of running-related injuries and is currently pursuing his training in manual physical therapy.

Ariane Lavigne Nutritionist

Ariane Lavigne

Nutritionist
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Ariane holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Université de Montréal and has been a nutritionist since 2008. She wanted to expand her knowledge in athletic performance and obtained a specialization diploma in sports nutrition with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Always striving to excel, she combines her profession with her great passion: alpine snowboarding. She knows the reality of elite sports, being a former athlete of the Canadian Alpine and Olympian Snowboard Team who performed at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Passionate about sports, she works with an active clientele and high-performance athletes. Her goal is to help each client and athlete to develop their full potential, by adapting their diet to their individual reality.

Brian Li Physiotherapist

Brian Li

Physiotherapist
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Brian completed a master’s degree in physiotherapy at McGill University in 2015. After three years of experience working in private clinics, Brian joined INS Quebec in June 2018 as the physiotherapist for the national boxing team. Previously he had followed soccer, hockey, and football teams at university, cégep, and inter-city levels. He worked as the lead therapist for soccer and track teams at the 2017 Maccabiah games in Israel.

Catherine Naulleau, Dt. P., M.Sc. Nutritionist

Catherine Naulleau, Dt. P., M.Sc.

Nutritionist
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Catherine holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nutrition from the Université de Montréal. A former elite rowing athlete, she regularly had to lose a few pounds to “make weight,” leading to her interest in nutrition and a career. For more than 12 years, she has worked with elite athletes and active individuals, specializing in combat sports and weight classes. She works in particular with the national judo and artistic swimming team. Always in need of innovation, in addition to being very curious and critical, Catherine continues her passion in her doctoral studies at the Université de Sherbrooke to optimize fast weight loss techniques in combat sports.

Chantal Bédard Agent, Medical Clinic

Chantal Bédard

Agent, Medical Clinic
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Charlotte Jacquemin Doctor

Charlotte Jacquemin

Doctor
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A 2016 graduate in family medicine from Université de Montréal, Dr. Charlotte Jacquemin completed her training in sports medicine at McGill University, and thereafter obtained her sports medicine degree from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercice Medicine. Since then, she practises both sports medicine and family medicine. As a former athlete in track and field and downhill skiing, she has an interest in endurance and sliding sports.

Daphné Laurin-Landry, Ph.D., Psy. D. Psychologist, Sport and Mental Health

Daphné Laurin-Landry, Ph.D., Psy. D.

Psychologist, Sport and Mental Health
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Daphne Laurin-Landry holds a Doctorate in Research and Intervention in Psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM, Canada) and a joint Doctorate in Science and Technology of Physical and Sports Activities from the Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA, France). Her research investigates the development of expertise and talent in mountain skiing. She is a member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association and the Ordre des psychologues du Québec. In her role as a psychologist at INS Québec, she provides therapy to athletes from national summer and winter, Olympic and Paralympic sports teams and developing athletes. In her role as a mental coach at the Institute, she works with the Centre de Haute Performance de Para-natation. She also collaborates on Canadian Olympic Committee projects related to the mental health of athletes. In addition, she works as a psychologist at the sports medicine clinic at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Montréal.

David Martin TBI Neuro-Rehabilitation Kinesiologist

David Martin

TBI Neuro-Rehabilitation Kinesiologist
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A graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in Kinesiology and an accredited member of the Fédération des Kinésiologues du Québec, David has been in the field of physical training for 20 years now. In the last few years, he has developed a strong expertise in physical reactivation, helping clients who have suffered concussions from motor accidents and high performance athletics, as well as clients who simply enjoy working out. For 5 years, David has been working with INS Québec to help athletes in their return to sport following the consequences of a concussion.

Émilie Turner Physiotherapist

Émilie Turner

Physiotherapist
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A graduate of McGill University in kinesiology, Émilie went on to complete her masters in physiotherapy at Université de Montréal. She made her debut at INS Québec in 2015 with the national team of boccia and recently joined the development team in short track speed skating. She is studying manual therapy and is a candidate for the Canadian certificate in sports physiotherapy.

Erik Sesbreno Chief Nutritionist

Erik Sesbreno

Chief Nutritionist
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Erik Sesbreno is nutrition lead at the Institut National du Sport du Quebec. He works with targeted athletes and coaches to develop and deliver world-class nutrition support in the daily training environment and develop evidence-based nutrition plans focused on the needs of the sport and the athlete. He also conducts and collaborates in research and innovation projects to further the discipline. He is an International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) level 3 anthropometrist and has developed proficiency at using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and surface anthropometry for assessing and monitoring body composition changes in high performance athletes.

Evelyne Chicoine Manager, Sports Medicine Services

Evelyne Chicoine

Manager, Sports Medicine Services
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Evelyne holds a Master of Science degree in Physical Activity and is currently pursuing her studies at HEC Montréal. She joined the Institut national du sport du Québec in May 2019. Having worked at the Institut national du sport du Québec from 2014 to 2016 as a medical and sports project manager and a scientific support technician, Evelyne is now involved in the management and administration of the medical clinic and medical and sports services. In particular, she ensures the development and implementation of projects and new services, the improvement of processes, the coordination of interdisciplinary teams, the enrichment of administrative and technical support for the service, all with a constant desire for innovation and efficiency.

Félix Croteau, M. Sc. PT, Ph. D. (c), SPC Dip Physiotherapist

Félix Croteau, M. Sc. PT, Ph. D. (c), SPC Dip

Physiotherapist
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Having graduate from McGill with a master’s in physiotherapy in 2011, as well as obtaining a diploma in sports physiotherapy, Felix joined the Institut’s team in 2015. He mainly works with our national women’s water polo team, with whom he has been to three world championships and two panamerican games. Since 2016, Felix is pursuing a PhD in the management of shoulder injuries with a special interest in the measurement of physical risk factors and quantifying training loads.

France Lamoureux Physiotherapist

France Lamoureux

Physiotherapist
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France graduated from the Université de Montréal in physiotherapy in 1989. She began her practice in 1989 as a physiotherapist at the Physiothérapie du Sport du Québec clinic. Regularly called to work with Olympic athletes and athletes of all levels and disciplines, she has developed expertise in the field of sports physiotherapy over the course of 30 years. She became an osteopath in 1998, graduating from the Centre Ostéopathique du Québec, where she has taught for 18 years.

Gabrielle Ostiguy Doctor

Gabrielle Ostiguy

Doctor
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Dr. Ostiguy holds a doctorate in family medicine from Université de Laval in 2014, completed her fellowship in sports medicine at McGill in 2015 and obtained a sports medicine degree from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine the same year. An active member of the Institute’s medical team since 2016, Dr. Ostiguy is, among other things, a physician for the Concordia men’s hockey team, the national judo team and the Canadian Regional Training Centre (CRCE) for short track speed skating. Former road cycling athlete, Dr. Ostiguy is passionate about competitive sports.

Hugo Hébert Doctor

Hugo Hébert

Doctor
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A doctor at the INS Québec clinic since 2014, Dr. Hébert holds a diploma from the Université de Sherbrooke in family medicine. A member of the national boxing team, he is an accredited Certified Ringside Physician from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). A badminton athlete having participated twice at world university championships, Dr. Hébert is passionate about hockey, soccer and running, among other things, he also completed seven marathons in addition to an Ironman.

Jean Sébastien Rondeau Sport Therapist

Jean Sébastien Rondeau

Sport Therapist
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Holder of a bachelor’s degree in athletic therapy from Concordia University and now in his fifth year of osteopathic study, Jean-Sébastien recently joined INS as a multisports therapist after having spent five years as head therapist at the Montreal Impact. Passionate about biomechanics, his therapeutic approach is based as much on manual therapy as on movement therapy.

Jennifer Maisonneuve Massage therapist

Jennifer Maisonneuve

Massage therapist
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Jonathan Deslauriers, Ph.D. Neuropsychologist

Jonathan Deslauriers, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist
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A graduate in Neuropsychology from the Université de Montréal (Ph.D. Psychology R/I, neuropsychology option), he has been conducting assessments of children, adults and the elderly since 2014. He is currently acting as a consultant for the Institut national du sport du Québec in the management of concussions in high-level athletes. In addition to a subspecialization in sports neuropsychology (concussion), he also has expertise in attentional disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and issues related to aging.

Josée Rainville Doctor

Josée Rainville

Doctor
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With a bachelor’s in physiotherapy from Université de Laval and a doctorate in family medicine from Université de Montréal, Dr. Rainville holds a diploma in sports medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. Having worked as a sports physiotherapist in Texas and in California at the beginning of her career, Dr. Rainville is an emergency physician at the CHUM since 2003. She is a clinical instructor at the Université de Montréal and works with the Carabins as a sports physician. Involved at the INS Québec clinic since 2007, Dr. Rainville has worked with the synchronized

Josiane Roberge Chief Physiotherapist

Josiane Roberge

Chief Physiotherapist
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Josiane graduated from Université de Laval in physiotherapy in 1993. She holds a degree in sports physiotherapy and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Physiotherapy, FCAMPT. She is also a manual therapy teacher with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. At INS Québec, Josiane accompanies and works mainly with the national figure skating team but is also involved with several other sports. In 2017, she was part of the Canadian medical team at the Universiade which took place in Taiwan.

Kathleen Smith Physiotherapist

Kathleen Smith

Physiotherapist
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Kathleen completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at McGill University in 2009. During her studies she worked with the Varsity Women`s Soccer Team. Upon graduation, she worked for 5 years in a private sports medicine clinic before joining the team at INS Québec in 2014 as the team therapist for the Senior National Artistic Swimming Team. Since then, she has also joined the Integrated Support Team for the Paraswimming High Performance Centre and works with a multisport clientele at the INS Québec clinic. Kathleen completed her Diploma of Sports Physiotherapy in 2018 and continues to work towards her fellowship of manipulative therapy (FCAMPT), having completed the intermediate exam in 2019.

Marie-Anne Léveillé Physiotherapist

Marie-Anne Léveillé

Physiotherapist
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Holding a Master’s in Physiotherapy from the Université de Montréal earned in 2016, Marie-Anne joined the Institut national du sport du Québec team in 2019. Certified in sport physiotherapy, Marie-Anne has been involved for several years with the Carabins women’s volleyball team at the Université de Montréal. She has also worked with athletes from various sports disciplines such as soccer, gymnastics, taekwondo and artistic swimming. She completed her Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy in 2019. She is currently pursuing her studies in manual physical therapy.

Martin Fréchette Sports Nutritionist

Martin Fréchette

Sports Nutritionist
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Martin Fréchette holds a master’s degree in nutrition from the faculty of medicine of Université de Montréal. In addition to being an accredited nutritionist at INS Québec and at the Excellence Sportive Sherbrooke regional multi-sports training centre, Martin is a co-holder of the nutrition module of the advanced coaching diploma of the national coaching certification program. He is also a lecturer at Université de Sherbrooke and Bishop’s University. In 2013, he held the position of Director of Food Services at the Canada Games which took place in Sherbrooke.

Pascale Couillard Medical Secretary

Pascale Couillard

Medical Secretary
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Suzanne Leclerc Director, Sport Medicine

Suzanne Leclerc

Director, Sport Medicine
514 255-1000 # 301

A member of the Institut national du sport du Québec team since 2011, Dr. Suzanne Leclerc is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. She also holds a Certificate of Additional Proficiency in Sport and Exercise Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She completed a doctorate at McGill University on sports-related concussions. Dr. Leclerc is still involved in research on concussions and has collaborated on various publications and conferences on the issue of concussions in sports and other sports medicine-related topics. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Université de Montréal. She teaches the musculoskeletal exam to family medicine residents and teaches nurse practitioners at the Université de Montréal. Dr. Leclerc practises sports medicine at the medical and sports clinic of the Institut national du sport du Québec.

Dr. Leclerc has been involved with various national teams since 1998. She was the physician for the national women’s hockey team from 1998 to 2005, and was a physician for their team in 2002 at the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. She was the Chief Medical Officer of the national short track speed skating team from 2003 to 2018 and was involved in supporting the team at the 2006, 2010 and 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Dr. Leclerc has been the physician of the women’s national water polo team since 2007 and of the men’s team since 2018. She was part of the medical team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and several Panamerican games (2011, 2015 and 2019).

Dr. Leclerc has contributed to many sports organizations, having previously held the positions of Chair of the CMSQ (Conseil de Médecine du sport du Québec) and Chair of the AQMS (Association québécoise de médecine du sport). Dr. Leclerc continues to meet the challenges and engage with various committees at the national level. She sits on the national committee for the degree in sports medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Sport science

Alain Delorme Lead Strength and Conditioning

Alain Delorme

Lead Strength and Conditioning
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Alain Delorme has been contributing to the strength and conditioning coaching of athletes and supporting coaches and sports teams for more than 30 years. He is currently the supervisor of the Lead Strength and Conditioning at INS Québec and oversees the strength and conditioning of the men’s and women’s national water polo and artistic swimming teams. He also plans and coordinates the gradual return to stress processes for athletes enrolled in a particular process of rehabilitation.

A physical education graduate of McGill University, he has had the opportunity to contribute to the strength and conditioning of many athletes and national, regional and international sports programs, including the national and provincial volleyball, hockey, speed skating, alpine skiing, taekwondo, swimming, diving and synchronized swimming teams. He was also a member of applied research teams in chronic pain and participated in health intervention groups specializing in the gradual return to stress processes after a head trauma and orthopedic injuries.

Alexandre Clark Strength and Conditioning

Alexandre Clark

Strength and Conditioning
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Alix Renaud-Roy Strength and Conditioning

Alix Renaud-Roy

Strength and Conditioning
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A former judo national team athlete, Alix joined the Institut national du sport du Québec team as a strength and conditioning coach in January 2019. She holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology, strength and conditioning profile and coaches individual sport athletes at national and international level in addition to the Club de Natation Neptune.

Amélie Soulard, Ph.D. Mental performance

Amélie Soulard, Ph.D.

Mental performance
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Amélie Soulard holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the Université de Sherbrooke (2016) and a Master’s in Sport Psychology, Pedagogy and Intervention from the University of Ottawa (2003). She has been supporting athletes in their mental preparation at the Espoir, Relève, Élite et Excellence levels since 2010. Specialized in performance psychology, she is affiliated with Excellence Sportive Sherbrooke and the Institut national du sport du Québec. She is a post-doctoral student at the Centre RBC d’expertise en santé mentale for children, adolescents and young adults at the Université de Sherbrooke. At INS Québec, Amélie works, among other things, as a mental coach with the para-swimming and boccia groups and is involved as a provider in the Advanced Coaching Diploma.

Benoit Lussier Performance Analyst

Benoit Lussier

Performance Analyst
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Benoit joined INS Québec in 2013 as a sports performance analyst. He holds a Master’s of Science in Physical Activity (Biomechanics – Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders) from the Université de Sherbrooke, and has a solid background in high-level sports as a player, organizer, coach and athlete. He is particularly interested in methods of monitoring the athlete in order to understand their adaptations to training and competition.

Evelyne Dubé Medical and scientific technical advisor

Evelyne Dubé

Medical and scientific technical advisor
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Holding a master’s degree in physical activity sciences (biomechanics), Evelyne joined the INS Québec team in 2014 first as a receptionist and facilities manager on the weekend, then as interim science support coordinator. She works closely with various stakeholders to provide scientific support services for high-performance sports.

François Bieuzen, Ph. D. Exercice Physiologist

François Bieuzen, Ph. D.

Exercice Physiologist
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Holder of a doctorate in the sciences of physical activity, François joined INS Québec in 2016 after 12 years at INSEP in France. A recovery specialist (sleep, recovery strategies and tools), he is also involved in fatigue management, training load and injury prevention initiatives. He also pursues research activities with various collaborators.

François Raymond Strength and Conditioning

François Raymond

Strength and Conditioning
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With a Master’s in Kinesiology, François joined INS Québec in 2014. With a diverse sports background and extensive practical experience, he is a strength and conditioning coach for both local and national sports. He ensures that athletes’ performances are improved and that their training load is monitored. Training and sports competition are still part of Francis’s daily life, both professionally and personally.

Guy Thibault, Ph.D. Director, Sport Science

Guy Thibault, Ph.D.

Director, Sport Science
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As he joins the INS Québec team, Guy also works as associate professor in the kinesiology departments of the Université de Montréal and the Université Laval. Co-founder of “Savoir-Sport”, an online platform that provides scientific information in French for coaches working with high-performance athletes, Guy Thibault has edited and co-edited sports policies in both Québec and Canada, including the 2002 and the 2012 Canadian Sport Policy. Considered an experienced coaching advisor and trainer, Guy writes training articles for a number of Quebec and international magazines and often holds conferences on physical activity and health, as well as on high-performance athlete training.

Julien Clément, Ph. D., M. Sc. A., Ing. Performance Analyst

Julien Clément, Ph. D., M. Sc. A., Ing.

Performance Analyst
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With a masters in health technology and a doctorate in biomechanical engineering, Julien has developed over the past 10 years an expertise in 3D motion analysis, functional assessment of the upper and lower limbs, and musculoskeletal modelling. He is passionate about developing new assessment tools, and wants to apply them to improve athlete performance. Julien is a lecturer at ÉTS where he teaches mechanical design as well as anatomy and human physiology. He has practised judo for over 10 years and regularly practises running, volleyball, climbing and yoga.

Kevin Roux Strength and Conditioning

Kevin Roux

Strength and Conditioning
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With a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and a specialization in sports coaching, Kevin has worked with several national and international athletes over the past decade. His sense of organization and ease of communication and building trusting relationships allows him to support and influence the coaches and athletes assigned to him. Kevin works with the national short track speed skating team and has recently begun steps to earn a master’s degree.

Mathieu Charbonneau Sport Biomecanist

Mathieu Charbonneau

Sport Biomecanist
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Mathieu joined INS Québec in 2009. He holds a master’s degree in physical activity sciences (biomechanics) from Université de Montréal and has 15 years of experience in movement and performance analysis. He is interested in measuring performance on the field during competitions or in intense training. He is always looking to develop measurement tools and methods to better understand athletes: how do they produce their performance and how do they adapt after training?

Myriam Paquette Exercice Physiologist

Myriam Paquette

Exercice Physiologist
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A doctoral candidate in exercise physiology and holder of a Master’s in Kinesiology, Myriam joined INS Québec in 2015. She is interested in optimizing athlete training, particularly in training planning and monitoring performance training status. She seeks to develop new tools to measure physiological adaptations to training and to better understand the effect of different training protocols on performance. Myriam is also a trainer for the Advanced Coaching Diploma and has been a lecturer at Université Laval.

Nicolas Berryman, Ph.D. Exercice Physiologist

Nicolas Berryman, Ph.D.

Exercice Physiologist
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Nicolas Berryman completed a PhD at Université de Montréal and Université de Poitiers (France). Now a professor at Université du Québec à Montréal, Nicolas joined the INS Québec in 2009 as a sport science consultant (applied exercise physiology). He is also a researcher at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. Nicolas’ main research interests are related to the optimization of fitness assessment and training prescription. In addition to being applied to sports performance, this area of research has an important focus on mobility and healthy aging.

Nicolas Thébault Strength and Conditioning

Nicolas Thébault

Strength and Conditioning
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Pierre-Mary Toussaint Strength and Conditioning

Pierre-Mary Toussaint

Strength and Conditioning
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Roxanne Huot Coordinator, Sport Science

Roxanne Huot

Coordinator, Sport Science
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Joined INS Québec in March 2011 and holds a bachelor in kinesiology from Université de Montréal, Roxanne oversees the management of sports and scientific equipment, and participates in the planning and execution of the scientific team’s interventions on the field. Her passion for sports began when she took her first strides in speed skating and quickly became more involved with athletes from many other sports. His greatest source of motivation is to be able to contribute to the development of these individuals

Sylvain Gaudet Exercice Physiologist

Sylvain Gaudet

Exercice Physiologist
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Holder of a master’s degree in sport performance analysis and a PhD in physical activity sciences on the detection of chronic shoulder injuries in sport, Sylvain joined the INS Québec in May 2018. A true sports enthusiast, he has a decade of experience as an athlete on the senior national handball team and several years as a coach. Sylvain is very interested in training load and performance monitoring; he combines his expertise in performance analysis and physical capability assessment to identify key performance indicators, minimize the risk of injury, and optimize athlete performance.

Thomas Romeas, Ph.D. Lead, Research & Innovation

Thomas Romeas, Ph.D.

Lead, Research & Innovation
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With a Ph.D. in vision neuroscience, Thomas joined INS Québec in December 2017 after completing a post-doctoral degree with the École de technologie supérieure and the Académie de l’Impact de Montréal. His scientific work includes decision-making strategies, sports vision, and the cognitive performance of athletes. Thomas develops perceptivo-cognitive training protocols and continues his research activities in neurosciences of sports vision.

Véronique Richard, Ph. D. Mental Performance

Véronique Richard, Ph. D.

Mental Performance
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