Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers


Dr. Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers is dedicated to find sustainable and healthy solutions to today’s biggest health challenge: climate change. She’s currently completing her training as a family doctor at University de Montréal. She shares a vision in which doctors are socially accountable to the communities they serve and in which they play a crucial role in reducing social inequities. She is the past vice-president of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), the world’s largest and oldest medical students group, where she has been the voice of 1,3 million students in 130 countries. Over the past years, she has collaborated with the World Health Organization; has advocated nationally and internationally for a greater recognition of the health co-benefits of climate action; and has lead several capacity-building workshops around the globe. She now works with the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and sits on the board of Force Jeunesse, an organisation dedicated to intergenerational equity. Her outstanding leadership has been recognized by her peers at several occasions: the Judy Wasserheit Young Leader Award in 2017 for her exceptional commitment to improve health globally and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) 150th Anniversary Award for Professionalism in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys talking about politics, reading new books and discovering microbreweries.