TerraHumana Solutions is a boutique research and consulting firm that focuses on reducing your environmental footprint, increase your social engagement and sustainability. We are based in Montreal and co-founded by Dr. Isabelle-Anne Bisson.
 
We bring 20+ years of international experience in natural resource sciences, strategy and project conception and management. Our projects include a USAID-funded assignment in Uganda  for the Smithsonian Institution, a U.S. Department of Defense funded project for Princeton University, and environmental assessments and research projects with Indigenous communities in Canada.

OUR EXPERTISE

Consulting

Project DESIGN

Sustainable Development

Environmental Experts

TerraHumana Team

Isabelle-Anne Bisson, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and
President

Dr. Isabelle-Anne Bisson is an expert in environmental impact and community needs assessment, helping communities and organizations achieve sustainability. Dr. Bisson has over 20 years of experience as a scientific consultant, coordinator and manager of science and conservation projects globally. She has led projects for the United States’ Department of Defense and headed a program in Uganda for a United States Agency for International Development initiative. She completed a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Science at McGill University and a Ph.D. at York University. She went on to conduct post-doctoral research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and at Princeton University. In 2012, she acted as a commissioner with the Bureau d'Audiences Publiques sur l'Environnement (BAPE) to evaluate the viability of a project in Quebec within environmental, social, and economical contexts; the three pillars of sustainability. Recently, she worked closely with northern Indigenous communities and the environmental challenges they face with ongoing development and she presently works with the Mohawk communities of Kanesatake and Kahnawà:ke in Quebec on various environmental and community projects. She completed a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) training course in 2015. Resume

Julia Harnad, M.Sc.
Strategic Partner & Consultant

Ms. Harnad is a sustainable development professional, with over 17 years of experience in environmental operations. She has demonstrated leadership in developing and managing a wide range of programs related to waste management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development strategy and policy. Ms. Harnad has worked as a consultant and employed in government, construction, high technology and renewable energy circles. She also has expertise in environmental reporting (GRI, CDP, ISO 14 064), sustainable corporate value, stakeholder engagement, and environmental regulation.

Valerie Karonhiatakwen Gabriel,
Strategic Partner & Consultant

Ms. Gabriel is a Mohawk of Kanesatake, and is the owner of Nations Garlic, a certified organic farm located on Kanesatake Mohawk Territory. Currently working as an environmental and agricultural consultant to the Mohawk Communities of Kanesatake and Kahnawà:ke as well as other native, and  non-native organizations outside of these two communities. Having graduated from Montreal's Vanier College in
Environmental and Wildlife Management with a D.E.C. in 2010, her early years were focused on deploying geographical information systems while gathering environmental data and carrying out field assessments. Her long-term goals for her farm are to provide a link between culture, environment and agriculture in the form workshops and work opportunities for youth and adults alike. 

Nathalie Gendron, M.Sc.
Strategic Partner & Consultant

After a successful career in computer science, the call of nature prompted Ms. Gendron to go back to school to complete a bachelor's and master's degree in biology. Although she specializes in ornithology, she is also currently learning and gaining experience on the identification of plants in order to be able to conduct floristic inventories. She enjoys teaching the public about birds and thus leads guided birdwatching tours. Her involvement in the Bird Protection project that aimed to raise awareness on bird protection within municipalities, also stems from her love to teach and raise awareness on bird conservation.

Emma Gillies, Intern and Research Assistant

Ms. Gillies is an intern at TerraHumana Solutions for the summer of 2019 under a United Nations Association of Canada Green Spaces Program. She is an undergraduate studying environmental biology and geography at McGill University. Over the past three years, she has acted as President of the McGill Wildlife & Environment Association, assisted with research at McGill and abroad, and worked as a wildlife rehabilitation intern in Virginia. As an ecological research intern at the Kenauk Institute, she led a project on microplastic pollution and gained fieldwork experience in hydrology, fish ecology, entomology, and soil science. She is passionate about environmental policy and represented Sierra Club Quebec at the 2018 UN Convention on Biological Diversity. With knowledge in areas such as GIS, bio-environmental engineering, and ecosystem management, she hopes to advise and implement solutions to create a more sustainable society.

Her internship project pertains to a wetland assessment study in Hudson, Québec and on a First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program funded project in the Mohawk community of Kanesatake.