CITÉ

Who are we?

About us

CITÉ (the Interdisciplinary Coalition for an Ecological Transition, or Coalition interdisciplinaire pour une transition écologique) is a non-profit organization created in 2020 by ESG UQAM students. It was born out of the need to bring together different disciplines to tackle environmental and social thinking in all its complexity.

CITÉ aims to be a laboratory, including at the level of governance, by adopting a sociocratic system that allows for accountability in decision-making.

Vision

In a context where climate change, biodiversity loss and social inequalities are accelerating, CITÉ understands the urgency to act with accountability to current and future generations. At its level, CITÉ aims to raise awareness in the student community and society at large, but also to influence the decision-making process of businesses and governments.

Values

Social and environmental justice

Critical and multidisciplinary approach

Equity and inclusion

Accountability

Vision

In a context where climate change, biodiversity loss and social inequalities are accelerating, CITÉ understands the urgency to act with accountability to current and future generations. At its level, CITÉ aims to raise awareness in the student community and society at large, but also to influence the decision-making process of businesses and governments.

Values

Social and environmental justice

Critical and multidisciplinary approach

Equity and inclusion

Accountability

Mission

To disseminate environmental and social thinking in all of ESG UQAM’s educational activities, particularly through research and knowledge transfer.

To mobilize and bring the student community together by organizing and supporting activities with a social and environmental focus.

Responding to the worldwide youth call for an ecological and social movement and representing ESG UQAM in that movement.

Meet the team

Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to support our team, collaborate, join in or simply discuss with us! You can also suggest your most ambitious projects; we will be there to support them. 

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Charles Duprez

Co-Responsible

I am fascinated by Socioeconomics. I see CITÉ as a great meeting place for people who try to understand the world and to transform it.

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Chloé T. Bergeron

Co-Responsible​

For me, CITE is a laboratory that allows me to test a number of innovative projects, to educate myself and to have a positive impact on my community.

Elin Aakrann

Co-Responsible​

I am interested in understanding how to build inclusive and resilient environments, and CITÉ enables learning and experimenting in an interdisciplinary, multicultural, creative and innovative setting.

Janelle Aquino

Graphic Designer

CITÉ has allowed me to work with a passionate team who share the same values and goals. This organization is a great example of those taking action to contribute to a better world.

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Jérémie Viret

Co-Responsible​

Passionate about cycling and aviation, I believe CITÉ is a very good example of how collective intelligence can work.

Sébastien Côté

Sébastien Côté

Co-Responsible​

I specialize in corporate social and environmental responsibility. I contribute to the 'artificial intelligence' component of the research project on social acceptability led by Corinne Gendron. My interests are also sustainable development, social economy and operations management.

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Solène Ponson

Co-Responsible​

The protection of our planet is one of the main challenges of humanity and we cannot avoid it. CITÉ is here to gather our strengths towards a common goal: developing our knowledge for a better world.

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Cheryl Collerette

Co-Responsible​

For me, being part of CITE is part of a citizen mobilization, it is teamwork in action and it is the search for innovative solutions to environmental and social justice, with the goal of a healthier future.

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Djallil Elkebir

Co-Responsible​

Passionate about new technologies, responsible investments and music. For me, CITÉ is a wonderful project of transmission and sharing that continues to evolve with the common good as its goal.

Élizabeth Duboc

Co-Responsible​

For me, CITÉ is a space to discuss environmental and social justice, and to work together to accelerate this transition to a fairer and more sustainable world.

Jean-David Perron

Co-Responsible​

CITE brings together great talents and mobilizes them towards the ideation and creation of a green economy. As a graduate student in social and environmental responsibility, I am currently conducting research on social acceptability and food technology.

Jeremy Huculak

Web Designer

Working with the team at CITÉ has been an amazing experience and has introduced me to the world of environmental sustainability.

Roberto Colin

Co-Responsible​

As a master's student in social and environmental responsibility, my research focuses on the technical issues and challenges related to the concept of energy transition. I hold a bachelor's degree in sustainable development specializing in environmental economics.

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Zeynep Torun

Co-Responsible​

Since I was a child, I was concerned about environmental and social issues. CITÉ has allowed me to find people who share the same values as me, who are curious by nature and who want to participate in the creation of a better world.

What is sociocraty?

Sociocraty at CITÉ

Sociocracy is a form of organization, communication and decision-making that breaks with the notion of hierarchy. It is an exercise that is both very concrete in terms of operations and very personal, and that questions our relationship with others and our reflexes of competition and domination.We at CITÉ all have the same decision-making power: we are free and accountable in our choices. Leadership at meetings is rotational so that no one is left out and no one benefits from instituted authority. Any idea can be suggested and debated at our meetings. If someone commits to follow up on an idea, the project is then integrated into our actions.

It is not until we eliminate domination in all its forms that we will really create a rational, ecological society.” – Murray Bookchin