October 21, 2020
With a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Université de Montréal, a master’s degree in environmental biotechnology from Université Laval, and both a graduate diploma in business administration and an MBA from HEC Montréal, Daniel Normandin co-founded and is the Executive Director of the Institute for Environment, Sustainable Development, and Circular Economy (EDDEC).
Before returning to the academic sector in 2014, Normandin also helped found Quantis, an international consulting firm specializing in life cycle analysis, in 2009. Quantis has been Normandin’s only private sector undertaking, and his career mainly lies in academics, with a focus on establishing and developing research units in environment, sustainable development, and life cycle analysis. His most notable projects include the BIOPRO Research Centre, Industrial Chair in Site Remediation and Management with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Polytechnique Montréal’s CIRAIG (www.ciraig.org), where he was the Executive Director until 2010. Renowned speaker, Daniel Normandin has written several environmental biotechnology, sustainable development, life cycle management, and circular economy articles and reports. He chairs or has chaired many governing boards, such as the Life Cycle Initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Réseau Environnement, I.C.I. Environnement Inc., and Centre d’expertise sur les matières résiduelles (CEMR). Daniel Normandin has also been a judge for many awards and recognitions in the environment and sustainable development field.