MONTREAL — WSP Canada has announced it has formed a partnership with Canadian Olympic freestyle skiing medalist Marion Thenault to support her efforts to become a carbon-neutral athlete.
Currently studying to become an aerospace engineer at Montreal’s Concordia University, Thenault will work with members of WSP Canada’s Earth and Environment team to determine the carbon footprint of her freestyle skiing activities as she travels around the world to events on the World Cup circuit.
WSP’s climate change experts will quantify the emissions associated with her activities, look for ways to reduce her footprint, and find solutions to offset her actions.
In a statement, WSP said the exercise will demonstrate the firm’s expertise in the area and support the budding engineer as she trains to participate in the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan.
“This partnership with Marion demonstrates the extent of WSP’s expertise and our ability to innovate. It is a unique opportunity to support a young woman in the development of her career, both as an athlete and as an engineer,” stated Marie-Claude Dumas, CEO of WSP Canada, in a statement.
“Working with Marion, we’ll be able to deliver practical solutions for offsetting the emissions that come with being a high-performance athlete travelling the world for competitions,” added Geneviève Brin, director of climate change, resilience and sustainability with WSP Canada.