The Chair operates with a permanent staff of approximately eighteen people, augmented as needed by other contributors (consultants, professors, students, assistants and research professionals).
This flexible organizational structure provides the Chair with the skilled, versatile personnel it needs to fulfil its various mandates. Participatory management, based on trust, plays a large role in keeping the Transat Chair in Tourism running smoothly. A pro-active approach, constant concern for quality and support for initiatives also characterize the Chair’s management style and shape its corporate culture.
Telephone: 514 987-3000, ext. 2276
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Paul Arseneault is a professor of tourism management in the Department of Tourism and Urban Studies at the UQAM School of Management. He has directed the Tourism Intelligence Network for the Transat Chair in Tourism since 2003, and was named Chairholder in June 2012.
Chair of the Board of Governors
PhD (Applied Economics)
MSc (Business Administration), BCom
Telephone : 514 987-7882
Michel Archambault is an associate professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) School of Management and Chair of the Board of Governors of the Transat Chair in Tourism, which he directed from 1992 to 2012 as the first Chairholder. He is also the founder of the Tourism Intelligence Network. Created in 2004 and the first of its kind, this organization gathers and distributes strategic information to over 15,000 subscribers.
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 7075
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Bruno Sarrasin is an associate professor in the Department of Tourism and Urban Studies at the UQAM School of Management (ESG). Director of the undergraduate programs in tourism and hotel management at ESG-UQAM, he was editor of the tourism research journal Téoros for five years and is now in charge of the Tourism collection for the Presses de l’Université du Québec.
Director of Studies
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 0225
As the Director of Studies with the Transat Chair in Tourism, Claude Péloquin has 18 years of experience in the tourism industry. His primary areas of experience are the distribution network and electronic merchandising of travel as well as outdoor-adventure tourism. An active member of the Chair in Tourism since 1996, Mr. Péloquin has worked on many research projects relating to the tourism industry. He also participated in the launch and early operation of the Tourism Intelligence Network.
Assistant Director, Tourism Intelligence Network
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 2278
Maïthé Levasseur has worked in the tourism industry since 2000, as a consultant for Le Groupe DBSF as well as for membership organizations. Holder of a BA in Tourism Management, she has taken part in many planning exercises in the fields of product development, marketing and organizational restructuring for a variety of Quebec tourism-based businesses.
Coordinator – Events and Communications
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 2487
With a BA in Communications from UQAM with a specialization in Public Relations, Geneviève has held several positions in the fields of tourism, event planning and media.
Telephone : 514 987-6671
With a BA in Art History and an MA in Art Studies, Véronique has held a number of positions at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Director, Urban Planning and Tourism Studies Department
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 3051
Pierre Delorme is Co-Holder of the Transat Chair in Tourism. A PhD in political science, he is a professor in the Department of Tourism and Urban Studies at the UQAM School of Management and directs the MBA program in municipal management. From 1995 to 2001, he was Dean of Academic Management at UQAM.
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 1527
Kate joined the Chair in 2005 to conduct the economic and financial analysis of Quebec ski areas, a study that she now produces every year. A contributor to several research mandates, she specializes in coordinating surveys taken in the recreational tourism sector.
Telephone : 418 572-7845
Stéphanie holds a diploma in Physical Geography from UQAM and has completed graduate studies in the field of water science at the Eau Terre Environnement (Water Earth Environment) Research Centre of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique in Quebec City. A member of the Centre for Northern Studies (CEN), she has developed environmental expertise by analyzing hydroclimatic parameters that influence cryosphere components (river and sea ice, snow).
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 1597
Having earned a BA in Urban Planning from the Université de Montréal, Claudine Barry then completed a BA in Tourism and Hotel Management at UQAM in May 2001. She joined the Chair in the fall of 2001 as part of an international work-study placement.
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 4466
After studying history and geography in Paris, Camille moved to Quebec in 2008 and earned her Master’s degree in Recreation, Culture and Tourism from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. During that time, she did research on resort activities in controlled harvesting zones (ZEC).
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 6670
Nadège came to Montreal in 2009 to begin her master's in Tourism Development, after having studied territorial development and destination marketing in Paris.
Téléphone : 514 987-3000, ext. 2277
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Following a one year trip to Australia and New Zealand, Marilyne returned to Quebec with the desire to specialize in tourism and started the UQAM Bachelor’s degree in tourism and hospitality management in 2008.
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 1528
Holder of a BA in Business Administration from HEC Montréal with a specialization in Marketing, Vincent continued his training by completing an MA in Tourism Development in 2012. His studies at the UQAM School of Management and his work placement with the Quebec Outfitters Federation enabled him to conduct a major study of Quebec tourist hunters.
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 2279
Aude Lenoir has an MA in Tourism with a specialty in Hotel Management from the University of Angers in France. She has worked for travel agencies, hotels and cruise companies in several tourist regions of France and Quebec.
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 8747
With a BA in History and Geography from the University of Ottawa, Caroline returned to Montreal to do an MA in Tourism Development, which she completed in 2011. As part of a work placement during her studies at the UQAM School of Management, she wrote a paper on Montreal's religious heritage.
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 2486
Chantal Neault has worked in the tourism industry for many years, primarily in the fields of strategic planning and marketing. Holder of a BA in Tourism Management and Development from UQAM with a specialization in Marketing, she began her career as a research officer for the Quebec Ministère du Tourisme, where she was in charge of strategic planning for the tourism sectors of hospitality, training and customer service. In addition, she coordinated the creation, implementation and maintenance of a marketing information system at the Ministère.
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 1741
For the past 10 years, Amélie Racine has held positions that have enabled her to become familiar with various aspects of the tourism industry: marketing, communications, research, event management and entrepreneurship. With a BA in Tourism Management, she first began working for the Tourism Intelligence Network in 2005, as part of a study on bicycle touring in Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands.
Telephone : 514 987-3000, ext. 2279
Starting her career in the hotel industry, May-Lisa jumped at the chance to live overseas and was based for several years in the Caribbean and Australia. Inspired by the tourism industry's potential as a driver of economic growth and social development, she decided to undertake a BA in Tourism and Hotel Management. During her studies, she distinguished herself by winning several awards of excellence.