UQROP's Team

Guy Fitzgerald






© Richard Bourassa

Guy got his DMV degree in 1987 from the Université de Montréal. He obtained also a Master of sciences degree in 1990 as he did work on the anesthesia of birds. He founded the Birds of prey clinic of the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire of the Université de Montréal in 1986, and has been working there as a clinician since 1992. He founded UQROP in 1987 and was president until 2001. His mentors are Dr. Patrick T. Redig and John E. Cooper who have helped him in the early stages of his training on birds of prey. He has received several awards for his contribution: the Harfang des neiges trophy for the Québec City Zoo and the Ministry of Leisure, Fish and Game of Québec, the Marcel-Bourassa Award for the Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec, the Orille Erickson study grant form the Canadian Wildlife Society, recognition awards from the Provancher Society of Natural History of Canada and the Wildlife Society of Québec and the Animal Action Award of the International Fund for Animal Welfare.


Louise Yelle

Adminstrative assistant


Working for UQROP since the end of September 2001initially as an accounting clerk. She now manages the members of the organization, the booking of the roving educational program, the activities at Chouette à voir!, and of course of the accounting. She feels priviliged to work besides birds of prey, as well as with likeable colleagues.

Lorraine Corriveau

Office clerk

© Mélanie Robert

Mrs. Corriveau joined the team in July 2017. She helps with regular office activities, putting her years of experience as a customer service agent to good use. She handles educational and summer booking activities, store purchases and inventories as well as membership. She also helps with various tasks relating to the future interpretation centre.  


Suzie Plourde

Project Manager, Development

© Vanessa L. Beauregard

Mrs. Plourde holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a certificate in education. She has worked as a consultant and as a director in these fields for non-profit organizations. She worked on the construction project for the Pointe-à-Callières archaeology and history museum in Montreal. Her managing experience for both projects and human resources departments as well as designing, creating and researching numerous funding endeavours render her an invaluable asset to this organization.


Gabrielle Paré

Biologist educator 

© Carl Salvail



Gabrielle holds a bachelor’s degree in biology along with a concentration on animal ecology. Quite passionate about all winged creatures, she possesses a wealth of knowledge which she enjoys sharing with young and old. At the rehabilitation site Chouette à Voir! Gabrielle manages the teams of volunteers, educators and birds of prey.  Quite well bilingually versed in zoology, she will welcome visitors with a warm smile and energy.

Vanessa L. Beauregard

Biologist educator-communication

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Vanessa holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a master’s degree in international ecology on animal behavior and rehabilitation. Younger, during an elementary school visit from an UQROP biologist, Vanessa falls in love with birds of prey. Today, she is proud to offer others a chance to experience this wonderful adventure and link the organisation’s mission of conservation and education.    


Karine Tremblay

Graphic designer

© Guy Fitzgerald


A graphic designer since 2000, Ms. Tremblay joined our team in 2016. Her passion and creativity have propelled her to great achievements in the designing world. UQROP is now the fortunate recipient of this creative talent. She adds a definite plus for a polished image of all printed and electronic materiel, thus ensuring our continued sustainability as a professional organization.