Robin St-Pierre


High school science and technology teacher (12 to 17 years old) for 34 years, holder of a B.Sc. in physics and a certificate in teaching physics in high school. He has been a member of Science on stage Canada since 2012 and participated in the Science Festival 2013 (Słubice) and 2017 (Debrecen). He is also a member of the national committee of the Défi genie inventif ETS of the Réseau Technosciences du Québec.

Dr. Johanne Patry, Ph.D.


Director of international affairs

Canadian representative at Science on Stage Europe

Dr. Patry participates to Science on Stage in Europe since 2002. Founding member of Science on Stage Canada in 2008, she acted as chair until 2018 and now works as vice-chair and liaison on the international scene. She specializes among other things in pedagogical approaches. Since more than four decades, she is a teacher, a teacher counsellor, vice-principal at different levels: preK to university and for the government, locally and internationally. From her activities, she has published many books on learning. For her work, Dr Patry has received the Prime Minister’s Award of Canada for Teaching Excellence, the Recognition prize from the Université du Québec à Montréal, the prize for The development of leadership in schools and an award at Science on Stage Europe in Berlin.

Favorite quote: 

“We are now at the point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.”

Margaret Mead, 1901-1978

Dr. Diane Marie Campeau, Ph.D.


Dr. Campeau obtained a doctorate degree in education at the Sherbrooke University. Her work mainly focuses on first nations pedagogy. She also obtained a diploma in education in regard to environment.

Mary Lucy Rocha-St. Lawrence


Lucy is currently a Board and Planning Committee Member of Manitoba Schools’ Science Symposium (2018-present). Previous to this, she enjoyed her role as Science Teacher Consultant for all science teachers (all grade levels and programming) for the Winnipeg School Division (2007-2017) and as a science teacher, teacher leader and learner (1990-2007) at various high schools within the division. Some of the subjects Lucy has teaching experience include Biology, Mathematics, General Science, Social Studies, Business Education, Education for Sustainable Development at various levels including remedial, general programming and advanced programs. She also planned and delivered Professional Development for teachers within the Winnipeg School Division. In 2019, Lucy did a term as instructor for Middle School Years Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Science at the University of Winnipeg, Faculty of Education for final year student teachers.

Lucy first participated in a Science on Stage Canada Event in 2015 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Since 2019, Lucy has served as a Board Member of Science on Stage Canada and helped plan with the team, the first ever Science on Stage Canada Online event in May 2021.

Michelle Olchowski


Michelle is currently a middle years generalist at Humboldt Public School in Saskatchewan, and has extensive experience high school math. Michelle has attended four Science on Stage Canada Events. She has been on the Board of Directors for Science on Stage since 2011. She has attended several CLS Workshops for Teacher’s (Canadian Light Source) and a host of other math and science professional development, including delivering some presentations. Currently, she is especially interested in integration of science and math and applying project approach. Michelle can be followed as @mrsolchowski in social media.

Huguette Thibeault, M.Sc., M.Education. 

Retired college biology professor


Global issues challenge the world of education. A completely natural choice, with Science on stage Canada, by offering you my drop of water on the CA of Science on stage Canada, I strongly wish to contribute to supporting the stakeholders in innovative pedagogy and to solicit reflections, the sharing of knowledge for anticipate and above all act coherently at the level of your class or more, This is part of our mission to cultivate ”scientific and technological culture”, with people who have chosen a program and not necessarily its teacher. From a virus to a pandemic, from the ecology of a stream to the largest estuary in the world: the estuary of the St. Lawrence River, PAHs or other pollutants, from individualized genetics to cancer, biotechnology, macroinvertebrates or larger marine mammals, from teaching biology in technical and pre-university at the CEGEP (college) of Saint Hyacinthe for decades to integrated water management at the general management of the Watershed Organization in Manicouagan (OBVM) from 2019 to 2022 and on the Board of Science on stage Canada, an antenna of Science on stage Europe for a decade, my educational trajectory relating to the environment and sustainable development is intrinsically linked to educational innovation in science and technology, My entire career in education, biological sciences and integrated water management has led me to innovate, research, document, write, animate, train and particularly educate thousands of students and adults with an integrated vision of our place in nature. Are we just an invasive alien species? Would we rather be in the process of becoming in large numbers, accomplices in their survival, by remaining informed, sensitized and above all educated in science in the long term?

Veronique Corbeil, M. Ed.

Communications director

Originally from Laurentians I am at 19th year in education. My initial diploma was in teaching at the preschool and primary school level. I completed my masters in emotional intelligence and teenagers with behavioral difficulties. Possessing an unquenchable thirst for discovery, I travel around the world not only to discover new cultures but also to study the different approaches in the world of education. Thus I crossed Canada to live two years in Yukon. I finished my stay on the Yukon Territory as vice-principal at the secondary level. Today, I came back to the Laurentians. Where I continue to practice the knowledge acquired through time. I started the creation of a interdisciplinary kit for primary level students (10-12 y.o.). I continuously dream of building an environment where my ideas will be experienced in an exponential fashion! In march 2022, I won the Highly recommended project in Science on Stage Prague. Since, I am involved in the committee of Science on Stage Canada!