Louise Millette

Director, Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering (CGM); head, Sustainable Development Office, École Polytechnique de Montréal

Louise Millette is the director and an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal (EPM), and is the head of the Sustainable Development Office at EPM.

After graduating in civil engineering from EPM, Ms. Millette continued her specialization in environmental studies at the graduate level. She received her Master’s degree in Applied Sciences from the University of British Columbia, Canada and in 1992, a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from EPM. Dr. Millette worked from 1990 to 2002 at Bell Canada, where she played a key role in the identification, development and implementation of strategies and programs to manage the company’s environmental issues.

Since joining EPM, Dr. Millette has been particularly interested in the integration of sustainable development aspects into the education curriculum of engineers, as well as their implementation and operationalization in businesses. She is responsible for several courses touching on the environmental impact of projects and sustainable development, and is currently involved in developing a massive open online course (MOOC) for Polytechnique called “The engineer, source of sustainable solutions”. As associate director of the strategic research cluster Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur l’opérationnalisation du développement durable (CIRODD), she is the coordinator of its fourth research axis on the implementation of sustainable development in Quebec’s strategic industrial sectors. She is a founding member of the Institute of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Circular Economy (EDDEC) an initiative of Université de Montréal, École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal (HEC) and EPM, where she serves on the management committee and chairs the education committee.