UQROP's Team

Guy Fitzgerald - President

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.

Marie-Claude Carrière - Educator

Having a passion for animals since her young age, Marie-Claude got a diploma as an animal technician in 2007. Wanting to orient her career towards zoology and wildlife, during her coursework she has done an externship at Granby Zoo, and has worked as an animal caretaker at the Montréal Biodome. She joined the team at UQROP in June 2011, her main duties being taking care of the ambassador birds, the roving educational program in the schools and the animation at Chouette à voir!