Accelerate the transition to a sustainable and innovative biofood sector

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Growing interest in sustainable development issues is reflected in rising expectations for concrete action to be taken by companies on environmental, social and good governance issues. In response to these trends, companies in all sectors, including the bio-food sector, are being encouraged more than ever to take action to better integrate ESG factors into their operations and business strategy.

Researchers will be looking at a multitude of topics and exploring different approaches to encourage the transition to a sustainable biofood sector, including raising consumer awareness, evaluating policies and regulations, and developing innovative practices. In particular, the digital transition and the emergence of artificial intelligence in the field of agriculture are positioning themselves as a veritable revolution. They enable the optimization of crops, the limitation of losses and the rationalization of production, as well as the optimization of crop production on the territory.

The challenges are numerous. It also raises issues of manpower and skills transformation. This theme encourages collaboration with players in the agricultural sector, the food industry, the government and the financial sector. Indeed, the financial sector in particular is playing a growing role in the transition to more responsible business practices.

Building on its research expertise in biofood economic and technological issues, workforce issues, energy issues, environmental and climate risk management, and responsible finance, CIRANO will be organizing various research activities in 2023-2024 around these issues. Several research projects will be carried out this year on these themes. This will result in the publication of several research reports and articles in the PERSPECTIVES journal, and the organization of scientific events, several of them will be held in Quebec City in collaboration with our research community at Université Laval and our government partners.

Agrifood, a transforming and strategic sector

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La prise en compte des risques ESG dans les entreprises agroalimentaires québécoises

Olivier Boiral, David Talbot, Laurence Guillaumie and Marie-Christine Brotherton

Agri-Food and Sustainable Development

Réduire le gaspillage et les pertes alimentaires : Quels sont les facteurs de succès ?

Jacinthe Cloutier, Karima Afif and Marie-Claude Roy

Agri-Food and Environment
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Réduction des pertes et gaspillages alimentaires au Québec : barrières et facteurs de succès

Jacinthe Cloutier, Karima Afif and Marie-Claude Roy

Agri-Food and Sustainable Development

Where does our plastic waste go?

Sophie Bernard, Florence Lapointe and Julien Martin

Sustainable Development, World Economy and Environment
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Pratiques et tactiques de vente des concessionnaires automobiles au Québec

Verena Gruber, Ingrid Peignier and Charlotte Dubuc

Sustainable Development

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Each year CIRANO identifies a theme that will structure part of its scientific activities. The annual theme for 2022-2023 has been chosen by our researchers and partners: Tackling the challenges of supply chains

In the complex economic context we are currently faced with the pandemic and current issues related to labour shortages, climate challenges, and the economic situation related to the war in Ukraine, this theme will explore the various issues related to supply chains.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of industries to supply chain disruptions. This is compounded by transportation disruptions, energy and commodity price increases. Addressing these challenges can also help to create local opportunities in terms of innovation capacity and environmental impact.

Under the aegis of the principal researchers of the Global Economy and Territories theme and the CIRANO Pole on Data Science for Trade and Intermodal Transportation, the 2022-2023 research program will adopt this thematic approach by organizing several activities and conferences on the subject. 

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Where does our plastic waste go?

Sophie Bernard, Florence Lapointe and Julien Martin

Sustainable Development, World Economy and Environment
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Les investissements directs vers l’étranger ont un effet positif sur l’emploi au Canada

Yaovi Mawuena and Julien Martin

World Economy
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Investir dans la transition écologique des villes tout en préservant la mixité sociale, est-ce possible?

Florian Mayneris

Regional Development and Inequality and Poverty
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Répercussions socio-démographiques et retombées fiscales de la réhabilitation et de la mise en valeur du lieu historique national du Canal-de-Lachine

Kristian Behrens, Florian Mayneris and Marlon Seror

Regional Development, Taxation and Fiscal Policy and Territories

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The Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO) presents its annual theme for 2021-2022: Skills and the Labour Market 

This theme will explore some of the issues of the labour market, highlighting the effects of the crisis of the COVID-19 such as the need to support workers who have lost their jobs but also opportunities that may arise in this crisis such as the transformation of workplaces. 

Issues around labor market analysis, labor shortage, labor productivity, workers' skills (upgrading or reskilling), numeracy level, new forms of work or major changes in the labor market due to the health crisis will be studied by our researchers. Organizational models are being disrupted and corporate culture is being shaken up, especially by the adoption of massive telecommuting. Today's challenges are numerous and complex. All organizations, both public and private, need to collaborate and exchange to better prepare for the challenges of the future. 

Under the aegis of the principal investigators of the "Skills" major theme, the 2021-2022 research program will adopt this theme by organizing several activities and conferences on the subject. CIRANO's various products, the Québec économique, the CIRANO Barometer and Mondo.international will also take on this theme. 

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Immigrant de deuxième génération et citoyen de second ordre ?

Brahim Boudarbat and Idossou Marius Adom

Immigration and Labour Market
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Les salaires dans le secteur des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) : Éléments de comparaison entre le Canada et d’autres pays

Benoit Dostie, Genevieve Dufour and Sylvie St-Onge

Skills, Labour Market and Human Resources

Renoncer à la liberté : Comprendre les choix des détenus en matière de libération conditionnelle

Guy Lacroix and William Arbour

Skills and Inequality and Poverty
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Libération conditionnelle, réinsertion sociale et récidive criminelle

Guy Lacroix, Steeve Marchand and William Arbour

Skills
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Les minorités visibles nées au Canada: l’angle mort des politiques d’intégration au marché du travail

Brahim Boudarbat and Idossou Marius Adom

Immigration and Labour Market
CS

Presentation

Each year CIRANO identifies a theme that will structure part of the scientific activities. Given the special context in which we find ourselves due to the pandemic and, by the same token, the rapid transformation of society in all aspects of digital technologies, CIRANO has chosen to continue in 2020-2021 on the same theme as last year, but in a context with and after COVID-19 where "society will have become more digital".


This continuation of our theme will allow us to further explore certain current issues, particularly in light of the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, but also of the opportunities that may arise in this crisis, such as the acceleration of the adoption of digital technology in certain sectors, for example. Issues around workers' skills, numeracy levels, new forms of education, telework, telemedicine, to name but a few, but also issues of inequalities that may emerge will be studied by our researchers.


The acceleration of the digital transformation will have many effects on the functioning of private and public organizations as well as for all stakeholders in society. 

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La diplomatie à l’heure de la science des données : réflexions stratégiques et perspectives

Thierry Warin, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Sarah Elimam, Molivann Panot and Jeremy Schneider

International Development, Data Sciences and Digital Transformation
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From Gutenberg to Chat GPT : The Challenge of the Digital University

Henri-Paul Rousseau

Skills and Digital Transformation
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État des lieux et recommandations stratégiques pour favoriser le développement des talents en mathématiques au Québec

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Genevieve Dufour, Molivann Panot and Louise Poirier

Skills, Labour Market and Digital Transformation
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De Gutenberg à Chat GPT: Le défi de l'université numérique

Henri-Paul Rousseau

Skills and Digital Transformation
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Towards the new bioeconomy: Bio-manufacturing as a strategic economic development initiative for Quebec

Bryan Campbell and Michel Magnan

Sustainable Development and Digital Transformation
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Vers la nouvelle bioéconomie: La biofabrication comme initiative stratégique de développement économique pour le Québec

Bryan Campbell and Michel Magnan

Sustainable Development and Digital Transformation

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Each year CIRANO identifies a thematic which will structure part of the scientific animation. Aligned with our strategic plan, the chosen thematic for 2019-2020 is: Digital transformation and AI.

This thematic will allow for the exploration of current issues such as the effects of digital transformation on employment and training, and the transformation of private and public organizations.

Our 2019-2020 research programming will adopt this thematic by organizing several activities and conferences on that subject. CIRANO’s products, Le Québec Économique, CIRANO’s Barometer and Mondo International will also adhere to this thematic.

The 9th edition of Le Québec économique will cover this thematic and will be structured around research projects stemming from the Pôle CIRANO sur les impacts socio-économiques de l’innovation numérique et de l’IA.

Apart from the general questions raised in CIRANO’s Barometer, a specific case study on the concerns of Quebeckers in regards to the issues of AI will be undertaken for the second year in a row in 2019. The book Le Québec économique 9 will focus on this theme, which will also give rise to conferences with partners and other relevant stakeholders in Québec.

The site of Mondo International will present data concerning, for example, investments in research and development, number of patents in AI in different countries, etc. This will allow for a comparison of Québec and Canada data with the rest of the OECD countries as a first step, and the rest of the world as a second step.

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The Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO) presents its annual theme for 2018-2019: Sustainable Development.

Explore current issues related to the environment and climate change such as social and international sustainable development issues, green growth and innovation, energy transition, and public policies that promote sustainable development.

The annual theme of Sustainable Development is in line with CIRANO's research concerns and several researchers, in all fields of expertise, are already studying the many issues related to it.

CIRANO's 2018-2019 research program reflects CIRANO's interest in this theme with several activities and conferences on the subject as well as various analyses through the various CIRANO products.

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La prise en compte des risques ESG dans les entreprises agroalimentaires québécoises

Olivier Boiral, David Talbot, Laurence Guillaumie and Marie-Christine Brotherton

Agri-Food and Sustainable Development

Réduire le gaspillage et les pertes alimentaires : Quels sont les facteurs de succès ?

Jacinthe Cloutier, Karima Afif and Marie-Claude Roy

Agri-Food and Environment
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Réduction des pertes et gaspillages alimentaires au Québec : barrières et facteurs de succès

Jacinthe Cloutier, Karima Afif and Marie-Claude Roy

Agri-Food and Sustainable Development

Where does our plastic waste go?

Sophie Bernard, Florence Lapointe and Julien Martin

Sustainable Development, World Economy and Environment
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Pratiques et tactiques de vente des concessionnaires automobiles au Québec

Verena Gruber, Ingrid Peignier and Charlotte Dubuc

Sustainable Development

Dynamiques territoriales du bioalimentaire au Québec

Annie Royer, Patrick Mundler and Julie Ruiz

Agriculture and Agri-Food

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The Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO) presents its annual theme for 2017-2018: education.

An accessible and efficient education system allows an economy to grow while facing the challenges of the future. Beyond international trade in goods and services, developed economies are increasingly relying on the human capital that can be accumulated through investment in education to differentiate themselves in their ability to assimilate and implement new technologies and to innovate.

Education is one of CIRANO's research concerns and several researchers are studying the various contemporary issues of the education system.

During the year, several activities and conferences will be organized on this theme. Finally, CIRANO products will adopt education in several analyses.

CIRANO Products

Le Québec Économique

With realistic portraits and quality analyses, “Le Québec économique” project aims to fuel debate on issues that interest and affect all Quebecers. By contributing to the understanding of current issues, “Le Québec économique” is a must on the Quebec economic scene.

Created in 2009 with the purpose of taking stock of the recession aftermath, “Le Québec économique” has evolved over the years. As a CIRANO flagship project, it now comprises:

  • The Québec économique website: The informational portal on current Quebec economy
  • Seven collective works of Le Québec économique series
  • A publication in the “Point de mire sur le Québec économique” collection

Collective works of Le Québec économique series

The books of Le Québec économique series focus on the vulgarization of research and bring together a set of chapters from various authors. Some of the chapters are of a general nature, but the majority of the chapters are part of a chosen theme for each volume. These thematic chapters derive mainly from projects carried out at CIRANO or from its associated researchers. Each chapter addresses an aspect of the chosen theme and eventually proposes avenues for reflection on public policy avenues that could be followed by Quebec to reach its objectives on these matters.

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Mondo

Mondo is a unique database that simultaneously provides macroeconomic data, data on international commerce as well as sectorial and innovation data. Beyond those variables, this represents a paradigm change. We believe that traditional databases are focused on a mercantile approach and may lead to biased analysis. By having access to sectorial data, we incite the user to think in terms of a meso-economic context. This data brings us closer to the reality of globalization and translates into the implementation of global value chains (GVC) from multinational companies (MNC). The thought process is motivated by the consideration of those GVC and the reasons for the attractiveness of certain sectors in emerging countries.

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Immigrant de deuxième génération et citoyen de second ordre ?

Brahim Boudarbat and Idossou Marius Adom

Immigration and Labour Market
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Les salaires dans le secteur des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) : Éléments de comparaison entre le Canada et d’autres pays

Benoit Dostie, Genevieve Dufour and Sylvie St-Onge

Skills, Labour Market and Human Resources
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Les minorités visibles nées au Canada: l’angle mort des politiques d’intégration au marché du travail

Brahim Boudarbat and Idossou Marius Adom

Immigration and Labour Market
CS
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Les effets à court et moyen terme du soutien financier aux étudiants au Québec et dans le reste du Canada

Christian Belzil and Julie Pernaudet

Education and Social Policies

Le soutien financier aux études postsecondaires a-t-il un impact sur les choix des jeunes ?

Christian Belzil and Julie Pernaudet

Human Capital, Skills, Education and Social Policies

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The Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO) presents its annual theme for 2016-2017: Infrastructure.

International organizations are formal: all countries must invest more in infrastructure. The objective is to develop and maintain a network of advanced infrastructure to support economic growth.

For developed countries, the main challenge is to face the challenge posed by the ageing of infrastructure, which is sometimes more than a century old. In Quebec, this challenge is particularly acute because of the simultaneous rehabilitation of many infrastructures built in the 1960s and 1970s.

At the public level, risks related to transport infrastructure and risks related to the health system are systematically included in the three most worrying risk categories in 2011, 2013 and 2016.

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Investir dans la transition écologique des villes tout en préservant la mixité sociale, est-ce possible?

Florian Mayneris

Regional Development and Inequality and Poverty
CS

Répercussions socio-démographiques et retombées fiscales de la réhabilitation et de la mise en valeur du lieu historique national du Canal-de-Lachine

Kristian Behrens, Florian Mayneris and Marlon Seror

Regional Development, Taxation and Fiscal Policy and Territories

Les propriétaires de maisons ont-ils raison de craindre l’arrivée de logements sociaux dans leur quartier ?

Jean Dubé, François Des Rosiers and Nicolas Devaux

Inequality and Poverty, Infrastructures and Territories
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Analyse des préférences des résidents-propriétaires de la ville de Québec pour l’aménagement de bassins de rétention à proximité

Maurice Doyon, Stéphane Bergeron and Jacinthe Cloutier

Municipal Affairs and Environment
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Towards a multi-stakeholder Intermodal Trade-Transportation Data-Sharing and Knowledge Exchange Network

Alain Dudoit, Molivann Panot and Thierry Warin

Data Sciences and Transport
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Analyse de la gentrification urbaine dans l'agglomération de Montréal et regard particulier sur les secteurs traversés par la ligne rose

Kristian Behrens, Julien Martin and Florian Mayneris

Municipal Affairs, Sustainable Development, Infrastructures and Transport

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The Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO) presents its annual theme for 2015-2016: innovation and the economy of sharing.

Innovation, including social innovation, is at the heart of CIRANO's research concerns. Many researchers are studying public policies and identifying the most innovative sectors to ensure that Quebec and Canada remain competitive on the international scene.

The Experimental Economics Laboratory, technological platforms, databases and analytical models developed by CIRANO researchers show that CIRANO is also an actor in innovation. We are currently experiencing changes that are disrupting all sectors. These breakthrough innovations are changing economic models.

We therefore wish to focus on innovation as the driving force of our economy, but also on disruptive innovations that "disrupt" existing models.

Several activities and conferences will be organized on this theme.

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Innovations en soins et services à domicile au Québec : barrières normatives et de gouvernance

Mélanie Bourassa Forcier, Maude Gauthier, Hugo Prévosto and Érika Scott

Innovation and Health
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La diplomatie à l’heure de la science des données : réflexions stratégiques et perspectives

Thierry Warin, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Sarah Elimam, Molivann Panot and Jeremy Schneider

International Development, Data Sciences and Digital Transformation
RB

From Gutenberg to Chat GPT : The Challenge of the Digital University

Henri-Paul Rousseau

Skills and Digital Transformation
RP

État des lieux et recommandations stratégiques pour favoriser le développement des talents en mathématiques au Québec

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Genevieve Dufour, Molivann Panot and Louise Poirier

Skills, Labour Market and Digital Transformation
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De Gutenberg à Chat GPT: Le défi de l'université numérique

Henri-Paul Rousseau

Skills and Digital Transformation
RP

Towards the new bioeconomy: Bio-manufacturing as a strategic economic development initiative for Quebec

Bryan Campbell and Michel Magnan

Sustainable Development and Digital Transformation