Saôde Savary is a specialist in Environment, Health, and Occupational Safety (OHS). For nearly 30 years, she has assisted chemical companies in enhancing their OHS risk management capabilities. Simultaneously, she has guided them towards accreditation for ISO standards in quality, environment, health, and occupational safety.
A women’s rights’ advocate for many years, she is now dedicating her retirement to promoting female empowerment. In 2017, she was elected president of the University of Montreal’s Women’s Club and got involved in activities to defend the rights of human trafficking victims, launching the North American version of the scholastic contest Voices of Olympia.
In 2019, she was recognized as a “Remarkable Woman” by the Canadian Federation of University Women. In 2020, she founded the charitable organization Voices of Olympia Canada, an initiative for global citizenship learning, which helps high school students reflect on inequalities at large and how to vouch for the empowerment of girls and women.
Saôde Savary is a retired member of the Order of Chemists of Quebec. She holds a doctorate in Public Health from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal, a Master’s degree in Environment from the University of Sherbrooke, a Graduate Diploma in Ecotoxicology from Concordia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the same university.