Edgar Morin, an anthroplogist on “complex thought”, joined the CNRS and became the research director in 1970. At the end of the decade, he developed what he would later define in 1982 as “complex thought” and started writing what became his most renowned work “La Méthode” of which 6 volumes were released between 1977 and 2004.
Edgar Morin has an honorary doctorate from multiple universities throughout the world. The thought processes which are exposed throughout his work can be found in over forty countries around the world. He now focuses on globalisation and is committed to fighting climate change.
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Françoise Heritier, a social anthropologist, is only the second female professor at the Collège de France. A student of Claude Lévi-Strauss at the Ecole pratique des hautes études, she joined the CNRS and started work on the functioning of semi-complex systems of relationships and alliances. She then became the director of Social Sciences at the Ecole des hautes études (EHESS). Her social research is predominantly in the fields of male domination, the various parental systems and the prohibition of incest.
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After acquiring a Masters in anthropology and a doctorate in geomatics at the University of Montreal, Patrick Dubé started a career as a researcher and businessman in the fields of social and technological innovation.
Since 2006, he has been working alongside businesses on the development of their innovative practices, he has a particular interest in projects with a more extensive geographical reach.
In 2011, he also became the co-director of research at “La Société des Arts Technologiques de Montréal. Since 2017, he has been the director of “La Maison de l’Innovation Sociale” in Quebec.
He is one of the authors of the “Livre blanc des Living-Labs”
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Stéphanie... is a new breed of anthropologist, she is not only interested in humanity in the wider sense of the term but also in the small everyday aspects of the daily lives of all kinds of businesses. What impresses me with her, is her capacity to see through everything that undertakes with immense tenacity, reflecting her undying passion. Finally, what I really appreciate is her generosity, not on a materialistic but a humane level, whether that be her capacity to listen or her immense availability! www.point-fort.com
Stéphanie has her feet well and truly on the ground but her hands are touching the stars. She is a woman with immense curiosity who has the capacity to take what she has learned from her various experiences in diverse fields and create links between them. Building bridges between different fields and making sense of what she is working on with whomever she is working with. No matter what situation or environment she finds herself thrown into, Stéphanie always knows where to find and concentrate her energy in order to go above and beyond. Her understanding of integrative thinking is one of the rare skills that we all need to be able to tackle any challenges we face in the XXIst century. www.mis.quebec
Stéphanie, a radiant woman, blessed with multiple capacities as well as being spiritually intelligent and having a big heart. In her presence, people and groups feel more confident. She has mastered the subtle art of combining being very organised with being very relevant in whatever she is doing. Her experiences and what she stands for are as useful to each individual as they are to a big group project. www.troobon.com
An immeasurable pleasure to work and collaborate with Stéphanie. I allow myself to use her first name because the similarities in our values and points of view that shone through during our first meetings have paved the way to move away from what is conventional. Strictly professionally speaking, rarely have I experienced such a fine balance between caring and efficiency whilst I was experimenting with various exercises in leadership and co-operation. In innovation based on usage, we tend to focus our thoughts and efforts on being contemporary. Stéphanie’s expertise in anthropology enables to uncover the details of archaeology in order to make discoveries that will only enhance results. She is to humanity and the innovation process, what a warm quilt is to a cold winter’s night... comforting and essential. www.ici.radio-canada.ca
First of all in her humanity, Stéphanie is warm, generous and caring, with a contagious dynamic. Professionally, the first word that comes to mind is EXPERT, followed by competent. Stéphanie commits herself 100% whilst providing varied and overlapping points of view on an array of subjects. Very confident, she knows how to adapt to the various challenges laid out in front of her. There are always innovative and rich insights that come out of her interventions and conferences leaving the participants with an enduring feeling of satisfaction.