An atmosphere that inspires great dreams.
Mario completed Bachelor’s and Master’s studies in Chemical Engineering at Laval University (Quebec City) and then worked several years for a biopharmaceutical company. In 2004 he moved to Vancouver to undertake doctoral studies in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia. After completing his doctorate he did post-doctoral research in molecular biology at the BC Cancer Agency and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
He enjoys and performs classical music, including piano and singing. He has participated in fundraising events and concerts to benefit non-profit causes. He also practices long-distance running and squash.
Roy studied electrical engineering at Université de Sherbrooke. After graduating he moved to Ottawa where he helped optimize a clinic. Then he worked for the Communications Research Centre, a telecommunications research facility under the Federal Ministry of Industry. After eight years of engineering work, he took on administrative tasks at the headquarters of the same ministry, and followed a leadership program at IESE Business School in New York City. In 2019 he moved to Montreal. He now helps manage Riverview and runs many of its programs. Roy enjoys team sports, great artistic productions and working on projects with friends.
Father Fernando Mignone was born in Argentina, where he studied law. He came to Canada in 1976, and lived at Riverview till 1981, earning Masters in Law and in Political Science at McGill. He worked in television journalism in the 1980s in Toronto, and in other related fields in Quebec City in the early nineties. After being ordained a priest in 1999, he exercised his ministry at Ernescliff College in Toronto, and Glenwood and Bowmont Centres (in Vancouver and Calgary respectively). From 2006 to 2017 he was Catholic Chaplain at the Interfaith Centre of Simon Fraser University. He returned to Riverview in 2020. He has a doctorate in Canon Law. He enjoys, among other things, reading novels, going on urban hikes, and telling jokes.