MONTREAL, May 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - In order to encourage future engineers, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) and the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Foundation presented over $119,000 in awards and scholarships to students this year. The names of all recipients were announced on May 13 at the OIQ's 2014 Gala de l'excellence en génie.
The Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Studies and the three Student Awards of Merit were awarded to engineering students who are members of the OIQ's Student Section and whose academic results, as well as social and community commitment reflect the values of the profession:
- François Grondin, Jr. Eng., doctoral student in electrical engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke, won the Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Studies presented by Gestion FÉRIQUE ($7,500 scholarship);
- Hilary Whiting, a civil engineering student at Concordia University, received the first Student Award of Merit, worth $7,500;
- Marc-Antoine Côté Laporte, an industrial engineering student at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, received the second Student Award of Merit presented by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, which is worth $5,000;
- Louis-Philippe Noël Charest, an industrial engineering student at the Université Laval, received the third Student Award of Merit presented by National Bank, which is worth $3,000;
In addition, approximately 35 Scholarships for the Future of the Profession were awarded by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Foundation to provide financial assistance to students enrolled at CEGEPs (nine $2,000 scholarships) and universities (twenty-six $3,000 scholarships).
About the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Foundation
Founded in 2010, the mission of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Foundation is to promote the study of engineering, support engineering education and develop engineering expertise. For more information, go to http://www.foiq.qc.ca.
About the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Founded in 1920, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec has a membership of approximately 60,000 engineering professionals in all fields, except forest engineering. The mission of the OIQ is to ensure the protection of the public by supervising the practice of the profession within the framework of its constituent laws and ensure that the profession serves the public interest. For more information, go to http://www.oiq.qc.ca.
SOURCE: Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
For further information: Aline Vandermeer, Communications Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs Department, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, Tel.: 514 845-6141 or 1 800 461-6141, extension 3253