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Lori-Ann Cyr is the heart and soul of Diversis, and an influential member of her community, her province and the world of international development. As CEO of Diversis Inc., Vice-president of NordSud.org and an instructor and consultant in the area of education, she has extensive experience in international and cross-cultural development, immigration, education and training. She has held roles as a project developer and manager as well as a network facilitator.

Lori-Ann has been interested in different cultures and languages since her early childhood, and has dedicated herself to several different initiatives over the years.
Some of her projects have included assisting in developing strategies for community internet access in Benin and Burkina Faso, Africa, teaching multicultural education courses at the university level in the United States, training international youth intern groups and lending a hand with the public consultation processes associated with the United Nation's World Summit on the information society.

Lori-Ann has held positions at the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (an international organization representing 56 states and governments), the Centre international pour le développement de l’inforoute en français (CIDIF) and the University of Maine. She was recognized as one of the 21 Young Leaders for the 21st Century in New Brunswick and has been identified as one of Atlantic Canada’s five most progressive business people by the business magazine Progrès.

Lori-Ann has a Masters of Arts in Teaching French from the University of Maine at Orono, a Bachelor in Education from the University of Maine in Fort Kent, and has studied Specialty Languages at the Université Bordeaux II in France. She is also completely bilingual and
has dual citizenship in Canada and the United States.

Lori-Ann has devoted her educational training and subsequent working years to making sure that young people in New Brunswick, the developing world and elsewhere have access to education and other cultural advantages, in particular through information technology. She has eagerly become involved in immigration and cross-cultural awareness projects throughout Canada and in the State of Maine.

She is passionate about the integration of newcomers in Canada. She has presented at many conferences on the subject, assisted organizations in immigration management and completed immigration related research projects for many clients. Lori-Ann is very active and sits on a number of boards for community groups in New Brunswick.
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