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Pierre Thibault – Ricardo Larrivée – Pierre Lavoie

Pierre Thibault is a world-renowned architect whose work stems from a way of thinking which places humans and the territory they inhabit in constant interaction. His approach has been put into practice in major architectural projects. The holder of a Ph.D. in architecture, Pierre Thibault is also a professor at Université Laval and has been a guest professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ricardo Larrivée is a chef, author, television personality, and entrepreneur. He represents a brand that exemplifies a present-day vision of the art of family living. Ricardo was named a Member of the Order of Canada for his efforts to make the art of cooking accessible to all and for his involvement in various social causes. He has also received an honorary doctorate from the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec, in recognition of his entire career.

Pierre Lavoie is a world-class athlete and three-time winner of the Hawaii Ironman in his category. Mr. Lavoie is the founder of the largest health happening in Canada. He has devoted his life to the development of healthy lifestyle habits. Throughout his exceptional career, he has shown us that it is possible to overcome challenges if we have the right attitude. His life is a lesson in courage, respect, and self-betterment. Pierre has received honorary doctorates from two universities. He is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec, and has received the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada.

Lab-école: Giving children a taste for learning

Our three speakers have been given a mandate by the Government of Québec to reflect on the best way to make tomorrow’s schools innovative, healthy, and safe.

They have teamed up with the Lab-école project with the goal of helping it fulfil its mission to design a new learning environment that gives children a taste for learning and facilitates teaching. This learning environment will promote healthy lifestyle habits (nutrition, physical activity, sustainable community development, etc.).

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