Marianne Bourdages


Marianne Bourdages

Creative tech / technical coordinator

Member Since 2024


I am known for my curiosity, my ingenuity and my ideas leading me to carry out projects that stand out by their creativity, diversity and quality. I am particularly interested in the fusion between traditional art forms and new technologies.

Outside of work, I get involved in the Montreal queer community through various events.


Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Baccalaureate, Interactive Media

Founder of the graduates Facebook community (administrator, 2021-present), class representative (2018-2021), Le Culte student magazine (interactive collaborator, 2019-2020), Student cafe (co-manager and barista, 2018-2020)

Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne Arts, literature and communications (new medias profile)

Improv theatre committee (executive position as coordinator, team captain, management of the committee’s social networks, events management), Student newspaper (journalist), Student association (graphic designer).

Work & Experience

Technical coordinator National Film Board of Canada (Interactive studio)

Coordination of interactive and/or immersive projects using virtual reality, artificial intelligence, web and installation. Provide technological guidance and support to creators.

Technological lead on CHOM5KY vs CHOMSKY (by Sandra Rodriguez, coproduction NFB x SCHNELLE BUNTE BILDER). AI training (OpenAi, custom question answering, custom voice training, intents recognition…)

Coordination of the quality control phase for projects: planning of QA and QC steps, user testing, bug tracking in GitHub and quality assurance for projects using Unreal Engine, VVVV, Meta Quest and web platforms.

Teaching assistant and production coordinator Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Coordination and support of Interactive media students during the production of their end-of-studies project. Management of deadlines and external communications with partners.

Interactive producer and online communities manager National Film Board of Canada (Ocean School project)

Production and creation of new interactive content (videos, augmented reality and web games) for Ocean School, an online educational platform about ocean literacy. Quality control and technical support in the migration to version 2.0 of the site.

Organization of The Ocean Station video mapping event in collaboration with MAPP_MTL as part of World Oceans Day.

Improvement of the UI/UX and accessibility of the platform, including adaptation of content for screen readers.

Coordinator and creator, UX design Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (Noctambule project)

Coordinator of Noctambule, an interactive walking trail and end-of-studies project in Interactive media. The project received a NUMIX award for “Student succession – Digital creation” (2022) and the Idea Silver Prize for “Digital products and experiences – University level” (2022)

Conception, production and UX design of Lampades, one of the three interactive installations.

Team coordination following Agile methodologies. Lead of “general experience” team, bringing together the installations.

Press relations and spokesperson for the project. Responsible for sending applications for competitions.

Intern - Design and integration National Film Board of Canada (Jeunes Pousses internship)

Creation in 10 weeks of Bubble, an interactive mobile experience integrated into the NFB website. Project nominated at the NUMIX awards for “Student succession – Digital creation” (2021) and the Gémeaux awards for “Best interactive experience: all categories” (2020)

Pre-production, interactive design, creative development, programming and content integration (HTML, Vue.js, JavaScript). Press relations and spokesperson.

Improv theatre coach Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne
2019 - today

Creation of workshops and activities to support teens on their way into theatrical improv comedy. Coordination of activities, including the organization of a yearly intercollegial improv tournament.

Vice-president and member of the board of directors for the Montreal intercollegial improv league (La Ligue des Pamplemousses).


NUMIX award: Student succession – Digital creation

Awarded by XN Québec for Noctambule (UQAM, 2021)

Idea Silver Prize: Digital products and experiences – University level

Awarded by A2C Québec for Noctambule (UQAM, 2021)

Nominee – Gémeaux awards Best interactive experience: all categories

Nominated at the 2020 Gémeaux awards for Bubble (NFB, 2020)

Nominee – NUMIX award: Student succession – Digital creation

Nominated at the 2020 NUMIX awards for Bubble (NFB, 2020)

Scholarship of excellence in Arts, literature and communication, Student life scholarship

2 scholarship of excellence awarded by Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne


  • Accessibility on social media training (Accessibility services Canada, 2022)