Vice-Chair and CEO
Ms. Théberge was appointed full-time Vice-Chair and Chief Executive Officer in October 2018 for a five-year term. Prior to her appointment, she was Director General of Creative Marketplace and Innovation at Canadian Heritage. She has also held various other leadership positions at that department, including Director General, Copyright and International Trade; Director of International Negotiations; and Director of Copyright Policy, Planning and Research. Ms. Théberge holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Political Science from Université de Montréal.
Ms. Porcin was appointed part-time Member in October 2018 for a four-year term. She was then Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law. Before that, she was a Lecturer at the John Molson School of Business for two years. Although her research focuses on copyright law, she has been teaching a variety of subjects over the years. Ms. Porcin holds a Licence and Master degree from Aix-en-Provence’s Faculty of Law, and a Master from Université de Perpignan Faculty of Law.
Ms. Braun was appointed part-time Member in November 2018 for a four-year term. Ms. Braun is an economist whose career includes service with the United Nations working in collaboration with several international agencies on international development projects. She has also worked with the governments of Ontario and Alberta on public policy. Ms. Braun holds an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master degree in economics from the University of Geneva.
Mr. Côté was appointed part-time Member in November 2018 for a four-year term. Mr. Côté is a retired professor of law at the Université du Québec à Montréal (l’UQAM), a member of the Quebec Bar since 1984 and a retired member of the same organization since 2015. Before that, M. Côté was Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Political Science and Law Faculty of l’UQAM. On June 30, 2020, M. Côté was appointed President of the Conseil de la justice administrative du Québec. He has a particular interest in law as it relates to technologies and has authored many publications in the fields of computer law, international law and intellectual property law. Mr. Côté holds a doctorate in public international law from the Université Paris X Nanterre and an LL.B. from l’UQAM.