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Valerie Toupin-Dube

Co-founder and Executive Director

Dynamo, Mother Nature and her favorite vegetable? The tomato! A passionate Agronomist who loves to share her love for the agrifood heritage with young people.

Valérie was the recipient of several awards and recognition including the Brown-Martlet Entrepreneurial Catalyst Award for the best student research on sustainable development at McGill (2014), the Gold Key Award for leadership and student engagement for the development of dynamic projects on the Macdonald Campus of McGill University (2014), the Community Spirit Award from the Mcgill University Student Association (2014), the Gretta Chambers Student Leadership Award in 2015 for student leadership at McGill, the 8th Laure Waridel award from Équiterre in 2015, the Canada Volunteer Award - Emerging Leader category in 2017, and the 2019 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from McGill University. Her legendary leadership propels the organization to make a real impact on the community.

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