Marie-Claude Savard is a PhD candidate and lecturer at UQAM’s School of Management Sciences and a project management professional with twenty years of experience in the non-profit sector. For twelve years, she oversaw development and volunteer cooperation programs for a variety of Canadian NGOs. As a PMP-accredited manager, Marie-Claude is interested in the impact of Western management practices on civil society organizations in the Global South. Having obtained a bachelors’ degree in cultural anthropology from McGill University and a Masters in Project Management from UQAM, she undertook a PhD in Administration in 2017. Her professional and academic trajectory merges anthropology and management, and her research focuses on how NGOs in Southern countries assert their autonomy vis-à-vis their Western donors and collaborators.