Our team

General management

Simon Dugré, Director


Chakda Yorn, Scientific director
Alexandre Gardner, Professor-researcher
Richard Lair, Professor-researcher
Hélène Lafontaine, Professional agrologist and Professor-researcher
Michel Émond, Professor-researcher
Jun Xiao, Project manager
Frédéric Meurrens, Professional agrologist and Project manager

Research assistants

Alysée Lavallée-Imhof
Claude Ayotte
Émy Jutras
Marie-Élisabeth Major
Jean-François Langlais

Farm relief workers – Farm Relief Services pilot project

Aniska Veilleux
Guillaume Spénard
Joël Marcoux
Maël Grenier
Rébecca Durocher-Bergeron
Stéphanie Roux


Sylvie Laroche, Administrative assistant

In addition to our permanent team, the strategic network of the CISA includes associated researchers, partners, students and interns whose expertise helps us meet the demands of social innovation in the agriculture and agri-food industry.