November 13, 2023

Stéphanie Dufaud appointed Director of Communications and Marketing at IVADO

Montréal, November 13, 2023 – IVADO, an interdisciplinary and intersectoral consortium for research, training, and knowledge mobilization in artificial intelligence led by the Université de Montréal with the support of four university partners – Polytechnique Montréal, HEC Montréal, Université Laval, and McGill University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stéphanie Dufaud as Director of Communications and Marketing. Her official start date will be on November 14, 2023.

With nearly 12 years of experience in communication, project management, and media relations, Stéphanie Dufaud is a seasoned professional who has collaborated across diverse sectors, including healthcare, education, video games, culture, digital, B2B and events.

She has held several key positions, including senior consultant and head of the digital department at a public relations agency, and communications director at a music production company before joining the Université de Montréal in 2020 as a communication and digital strategies advisor at the School of Public Health (ESPUM). This diverse background has allowed her to consolidate comprehensive expertise in marketing project management. In this role, she significantly contributed to enhancing the visibility of the School of Public Health, promoting research and knowledge transfer, and shaping an impactful strategic positioning for student recruitment.

“With overflowing enthusiasm and pride, I have joined the IVADO consortium, an undisputed pillar of excellence in AI in Quebec. Inspired by its brilliant trajectory, the exemplary work already underway and the outstanding expertise of its team, I will contribute with passion to strengthen its strategic positioning, support its ambitious R3AI vision, and propel its global standing.”

— Stéphanie Dufaud

“We are delighted to announce Stéphanie Dufaud as the new Director of Communications and Marketing at IVADO. With a diverse background, particularly in the high-profile field of public health, Stéphanie brings valuable expertise to the dynamic world of artificial intelligence. Her strategic vision is poised to significantly enhance IVADO’s communication impact and elevate our standing.”

— Luc Vinet, Chief Executive Officer, IVADO