Marc Dufresne is a Senior Bilingual Publications Specialist with the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA).
In his role at the CCA, Marc is involved in many steps of the publications process, such as reviewing drafts and proofing documents in English and French. He is also responsible for the report design and layout, and managing the translation of all CCA documents. He leads the production and update of CCA’s Style Guide and Guide de rédaction and produces videos. Marc has worked on over 40 assessment projects at the CCA.
He holds a B.Sc. in Physiology and Toxicology and a Master’s degree in Immunotoxicology from the Université du Québec à Montréal. During the course of his schooling, Marc studied the effects of xenobiotics on the immune system of marine mammals (beluga whales and seals) in the St. Lawrence River and the Canadian North.
In Canada and in the United States, Marc has since taught many college and university biology classes and worked in a wide variety of research fields such as canine bone marrow and kidney transplantation, canine hemophilia, molecular mechanisms of neural development, and neurophysiological regulation of behavioural and physiological responses to stress. He also furthered his training in translation, layout and design, and video making and volunteers for a sports museum and a scientific fair.