Executive Director, Ouranos
Alain Bourque holds a graduate in meteorology at McGill University and a Master's in atmospheric science from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He was a meteorologist/climatologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada from 1989 to 2001 where he worked on the Saguenay flood of 1996, the ice storm of 1998 and on climate services. At Ouranos since its creation in 2001, Mr. Bourque has implemented the Vulnerabilities, Impacts and Adaptation program which includes more than 200 projects and initiatives. Since 2013, he has served as Executive Director. During his career, he has completed many regional, national and international scientific summaries and contributes regularly to media stories and policy discussions about climate change and adaptation.