The college team

The top priority of our college team is you, the student! Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers are available for you at all times; professional and support staff are always ready to listen and help you succeed; members of the administration are readily accessible and do everything in their power to help you build a bright future in the global world that awaits. Our dynamic college team will treat you like a member of the family.

Administration

Ugo Cavenaghi

Ugo Cavenaghi

Executive Director of Collège Sainte-Anne

Ugo Cavenaghi holds a Bachelor of Education as well as a joint Master’s degree in Education Administration and Business Administration. Executive Director of Sainte-Anne since 2006, he was the driving force behind the development of specialized secondary programs, the emphasis on technology, ISO 14001 certification and the international face of Sainte-Anne as a member of a network of partner schools on every continent. He is also responsible for setting up the CEGEP program in the former convent of the Sisters of Sainte-Anne and the merger with Queen of Angels Academy in order to establish Collège Sainte-Anne’s new primary school.

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Katherine Bérubé

Personal Education and Guidance Counsellor

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Caroline Desormeaux

Caroline Desormeaux

Exams Supervisor

In addition to an Arts, Literature and Communication DCS, Caroline Desormeaux holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration and a certificate in advertising from Université de Montréal. From 2005 to 2010, she was a substitute teacher at the high school level, she then went on to coordinate the operations of a crown corporation. In 2015, she returned to the education field as an exam supervisor at Collégial international Sainte Anne.

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Diane Langlois

Diane Langlois

Academic Advisor, Elite Sports and Arts Program

Diane Langlois holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Université de Montréal as well as a certificate in education from Université du Québec à Montréal. She has been a math teacher at the college for several years now, and also collaborated on the writing of school manuals and an exercise book. Today, as coordinator of the Elite Sports and Arts program, she provides the necessary support to athletes and artists enrolled in this program to help them achieve success on every level.

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Rachel Gendron

Rachel Gendron

Director of Studies

In addition to bachelor’s degrees in Physical Education and Special Education, Rachel Gendron holds a Master of School Administration. Before joining Sainte-Anne’s Cegep program, Ms. Gendron was Vice-Principal for Secondary 3, in charge of the SciMaTIC program and involved in eLearning and educational technology. Director of Studies since 2012, she is in charge of programs and student files. She also supports teachers and encourages an active educational approach.

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Céline Bureau

Céline Bureau

Educational Organization Specialist

Céline Bureau began her career in education by working for several years in a renowned private high school. She also garnered extensive teaching experience training individuals for a computer technology company that develops educational management software in the areas of teaching, admissions, accounting and libraries. Her clients included staff (teachers, managers and office staff) at private primary and secondary schools.

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Samuel Daigle

Samuel Daigle

Student Life Advisor

Samuel Daigle holds a bachelor’s degree in History, Culture and Society as well as a master’s degree in Communications (UQAM), and has several years of work experience with non-governmental organizations in the youth sector. A former radio host and DJ, this Acadian residing in Montréal is committed to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and culture. Whether students want to discuss what the world has to offer them or how to be more involved in the community, he is always there to listen to them and help them achieve their goals.

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Éliane Nantel

Éliane Nantel

Student Recruitment, Language Stays and Residency Coordinator

With a Bachelor’s in Law and International Relations from Université de Sherbrooke, a Master’s in International Studies from Université de Montréal and a graduate degree specialized in management and sustainable development from HEC Montréal, Éliane Nantel has been active in the field of education since 2009. A strong interest in international affairs has led her to travel to places such as the Philippines, where she completed a professional internship for her Master’s program in 2007. She worked as a coordinator of study programs and recruitment in both Cegep and university settings before joining the Sainte-Anne team in August 2014.

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Élaine Simard

Élaine Simard

Program Coordinator

In addition to a bachelor’s degree in Biology, marine ecology option, and a certificate in Journalism (Université Laval), Ms. Simard also holds a master’s degree in Environmental Planning and Design (Université de Montréal). As a registrar and educational consultant for several years, she worked with the Commission d’évaluation de l’enseignement collégial on numerous files. Ms. Simard has also participated in many projects abroad. In 2015, she joined the Collégial international team as Program Coordinator.

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Véronique D’Amour-Dionne

Orthopédagogue

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Tania Gaudreau

Tania Gaudreau

Laboratory Technician

Tania Gaudreau holds a diploma of college studies in Laboratory Technology–Biotechnology from Collège Ahuntsic and has several years of experience working in various academic settings (high school and college) as a laboratory technician. While gaining this experience, she specialized in human biology, microbiology and bioprocessing. She also developed her skills in microbiology and ecotoxicology through internships in pharmaceutical research. Promoting the improvement of existing laboratories and loving the challenge that comes with new ones, she is always pleased to welcome students to her laboratories and give them a memorable science experience.

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Linda Reeves

Linda Reeves

Administration Specialist

The faculty

Marc André Barsalou

Marc André Barsalou

Communication

Marc André Barsalou studied literature and arts, with a major in theatre, before going on to complete a Master’s in Communication with a specialization in media. His master’s thesis, entitled Silence et rencontre, La disponibilité à l’autre, was published by Presses de l’Université du Québec. He has more than 10 years of production experience in the audiovisual, film and television sector. He was the director-switcher and head of broadcasting for the Commission of Inquiry on the Awarding and Management of Public Contracts in the Construction Industry (Charbonneau Commission).

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Judith Bessette

Judith Bessette

French teacher

Judith Bessette studied literature (with a major in Québec and English studies) and holds a Master of Literary Translation. Her thesis project involved translating a collection of poems by Stephanie Bolster, and her translations have appeared in the journal Contre-jour. She has taught at several Québec CEGEPs and at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. Here at Sainte-Anne, Ms. Bessette is actively involved in extracurricular student activities such as the Prix littéraire des collégiens.

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Émilie Chow

Psychology

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Stéphane Éthier

Stéphane Éthier

Administration and Marketing

With an MBA from HEC Montréal, as well as a B.Sc. in Anatomy, an LL.B. in Common Law and a B.C.L. in Civil Law from McGill University, Stéphane Éthier is currently conducting doctoral research in intuitive decision-making in sports at HEC Montréal, where he also teaches sociology and management. A political, management and strategy consultant to influential organizations, with specialization in strategic decision-making, change management and organizational communication, he has also taught marketing communications strategy at Université de Sherbrooke.

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Sonia Hamel

Sonia Hamel

Sociology

A Ph.D. in Applied Humanities at Université de Montréal, she went from the music industry in New York City to Montréal, where she entered university and developed a passion for urban anthropology and social activism. Drawing on this passion for social activism she became involved in the non-profit sector in St-Michel, Rosemont and Park Extension, where she focused on mobilizing disenfranchised populations toward active engagement. She has been teaching a wide array of sociology and anthropology courses at Concordia University for the past seven years and is now proud to be a member of CiSA.

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Monique Mainella

Monique Mainella

English teacher

With Master’s degrees in Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics from Concordia University, Monique Mainella has been teaching English as a Second Language for the last 17 years. She has taught at several universities, including McGill and Concordia (where she teaches in the Education Department and supervises internships), and has worked for the Ministry of Education (evaluation and projects). A member of the board of directors of the Société pour le perfectionnement de l’enseignement de l’anglais, langue seconde au Québec, she has coauthored several textbooks in the field.

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Florence Morin

Florence Morin

Mathematics

Florence Morin holds an undergraduate diploma in Film Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. She joined the Cisa team in fall 2016, and uses a multidisciplinary approach combining arts and science to stimulate student interest in new fields. In addition to her teaching activities in Math and Science, her areas of interest are the environment, graphic arts, writing and travel.

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Hélène Rompré

Hélène Rompré

History, Methodology and Communication teacher

Hélène Rompré has a background in communications, creative writing and history. Following a professional foray with Radio-Canada, she travelled extensively, especially throughout Latin America. In fact, she taught Latin American history at Université de Montréal, Concordia University and Carleton University and completed a Ph.D. specialized in South American history. Ms. Rompré has written three novels, including a youth novel entitled La Société secrète C.D.G., which was a finalist in two prestigious competitions.

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Kim Silkauskas

Kim Silkauskas

Chemistry

Lee Zentner

Lee Zentner

Mathematics

Lee Zentner has a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University. He decided to pursue his passion for teaching, graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s in Education from the University of Ottawa while obtaining his master’s degree in Mathematics for Teaching from Concordia University. He has since completed certifications in the International Baccalaureate program in both Design and Heads of School. Prior to joining Collegial international Sainte-Anne, he spent ten years in the private high school system in roles such as Science and Mathematics teacher, head of the Science department and interim vice-principal. He currently teaches Mathematics.

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Guylaine Beaupré

Guylaine Beaupré

Chemistry

Guylaine Beaupré holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Université de Montréal. She began her career in research at a major pharmaceutical company. After obtaining a certificate in Science for Teaching, she began working as a Science and Math teacher at Collège Sainte-Anne. She has been teaching here for 24 years, the past 12 of which she has taught Chemistry. Since she began teaching, she has continuously adapted to changes in technology and facilitated their use in the classroom to foster the development of scientific and multidisciplinary skills in students.

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Sylvie-Anne Boutin

Teacher

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Ariane Crépeau

Ariane Crépeau

Physical education

Mathieu Gauthier

Mathieu Gauthier

Professeur de philosophie

Mathieu Gauthier a une formation en histoire de l’art en plus d’une maîtrise en philosophie. Pendant cinq ans, il a réalisé des activités de recherche dans les domaines des sciences de l’éducation, des relations industrielles (avec Lyse Langlois de l’Université Laval), de la philosophie sociale et politique (avec Jocelyn Maclure de l’Université Laval) et en éthique appliquée (avec Yves Boisvert de l’ENAP). M. Gauthier a fait ses débuts dans l’enseignement au collège de Valleyfield et s’est joint à l’équipe du Collégial en 2011.

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Afshar Khashayar

Physics

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Thomas Mainguy

Thomas Mainguy

French

Thomas Mainguy defended a doctoral thesis on irony in Québec poetry at McGill University. Before joining the CiSA team, he taught literature at McGill University, Université du Québec à Montréal and Collège de Valleyfield as a course instructor. He is a member of the editorial board of the literary magazine Contre-jour, and regularly publishes in it. He feels that literature is a place where the close relationship between pleasure and knowledge is expressed. Evoking this relationship is his educational ideal.

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Martin Ouellette

Martin Ouellette

Communication

Martin Ouellette holds a master’s degree in Art History, a bachelor’s degree in Communications Science and Film Studies and a college diploma in Arts and Communications. He has worked in advertising for over 25 years. He began as a copywriter at BCP and went on to become creative director at Cossette. He made the leap to production, where he produced at least 125 ad spots. Finally, he founded his own advertising agency, which has received recognition both locally and abroad. Concurrently, he gave over 20 separate lectures, and published 15 columns and 300 blog posts.

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Marcello Scarone

Economics

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Ian Wikarski

Ian Wikarski

Physics Teacher

Titulaire d’un baccalauréat en enseignement des sciences au secondaire (UQAM), d’un diplôme de perfectionnement en enseignement du calcul différentiel et intégral (Université de San Antonio, Texas), d’une maîtrise en sciences (Université d’État de New York) et d’un diplôme de 2e cycle en éducation relative en environnement, Ian Wikarski est professeur de physique et de mathématiques depuis plus de 14 ans. Il a enseigné tant au secondaire qu’au collégial dans sept pays, et ce, de l’Afrique à l’Asie en passant par les Caraïbes et l’Amérique du Nord.

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Karine Bélair

Karine Bélair

French and Law teacher

With a double degree in Civil and Common Law (McGill University), Karine Bélair is a member of Québec’s Bar Association and has served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. Ms. Bélair also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in French Literature from McGill University. Her interest in travel led her to study literature at Université Paris IV (Paris-Sorbonne), where she completed a Master of Publishing, including an internship with Gallimard at Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

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Jean Caillé

Jean Caillé

Mathematics

Jean Caillé studied mechanical engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal before specializing in applied mathematics (Master’s degree from École Polytechnique de Montréal) and computer-assisted design (CAD) as applied to fluid mechanics (Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in the United States). Before joining the teaching staff at CiSA, Jean Caillé worked for several years in research and development for the private sector, gaining extensive experience in applied mathematics and technology, project management on an international scale and biomedical research ethics.

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Marina De Seta

Philosophy

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Mylène Giguère

Mylène Giguère

Physical education teacher

In addition to studies in kinesiology and postsecondary education, Mylène Giguère holds a diploma from Ann McMillan Pilates. She has been teaching swimming for over ten years and has a keen interest in running, cross-country skiing and hiking. Ms. Giguère has been a hiking guide for a number of trails around Québec and in the eastern and western United States. She uses nature, the outdoors and social experience as motivating factors in her practice and teaching.

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David Lavoie

David Lavoie

Physical education teacher

David Lavoie holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from Université de Sherbrooke, where he played football for the Vert et Or. In addition to teaching physical education at Sainte-Anne, he is in charge of the school’s training room. His “Do More” concept is rooted in a life philosophy based on harmony, calling on students to combine effort and sharing.

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Marcel Mitrasca

Marcel Mitrasca

Political science teacher

Marcel Mitrasca has a Bachelor of History (Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania), a Bachelor of Education with a major in Teaching English as a Second Language (Concordia University) and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science (Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo). He has written many academic articles, most of which focus on foreign politics, and a book entitled Moldova, a Romanian Province under Russian Rule, which was included in a list of remarkable academic books prepared by Choice in 2003.

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Nathalie Patenaude

Nathalie Patenaude

Biology teacher

Nathalie Patenaude has a Master of Biology and a Ph.D. in Population Ecology and Genetics. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has worked in numerous countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Tonga and the United States. Strongly motivated by conservation issues, she is a member of the COSEWIC subcommittee specializing in marine mammals. She has coauthored more than 50 technical reports and scientific papers.

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Patrick St-Amant

Patrick St-Amant

Mathematics

Patrick St-Amant completed a minor in Physics (Université de Montréal) and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematics (UQAM). He also completed one year of a doctorate in category theory (University of Ottawa) before becoming a CEGEP teacher. One of his objectives is to develop students’ ability to make original mathematical discoveries. The author of scientific articles on the theory of rewriting, numbers and sets, he is working on building a mathematical language for medicine.

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Yvan Tétreault

Yvan Tétreault

Philosophy

After earning a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Philosophy from Université de Montréal, Yvan Tétreault went on to study visual communications, obtaining a DEC in Computer Graphics from Collège Ahuntsic and a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design from Université du Québec à Montréal. Finally, he delved more deeply into philosophical issues after completing a Ph.D. at McGill, where his work as an assistant and lecturer earned him an award for teaching excellence. After 15 years of teaching for the computer graphics department at Collège Ahuntsic, Yvan Tétreault now teaches philosophy at Collège international Sainte-Anne.

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