Media invitation - Polytechnique announces the second winner of the Order of the White Rose in tribute to the victims of December 6, 1989

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 5, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Polytechnique Montréal cordially invites media representatives to attend the presentation of the second annual $30,000 Order of the White Rose scholarship, awarded to a Canadian woman engineering student who wishes to enrol in graduate studies in engineering (master's or PhD) at the institution of her choice in Canada or elsewhere in the world. The ceremony will be held in the presence of the Polytechnique community and with Hélène David, Québec Minister Responsible for Higher Education, in attendance, on Monday, December 5, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Galerie Rolland, on the 6th floor of Polytechnique's main building.

The Order of the White Rose was established in 2014 as part of the activities marking the 25th anniversary of the tragic events of December 6, 1989, which claimed the lives of 14 young women and injured several others. Polytechnique created this scholarship as a tribute to the victims as well as the injured, their families, faculty members, employees and students who are forever affected by this tragedy.

A prestigious jury composed of principals, presidents or deans of Canadian universities and led by Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, Principal and Chair of the Polytechnique Board of Directors and Polytechnique Montréal's first female civil engineering graduate, reviewed the applications submitted and came to a unanimous choice.

To present the scholarship to this new recipient, Polytechnique Chief Executive Officer Christophe Guy will be joined by Ms. David and the two Order of the White Rose ambassadors: Ms. Thibodeau-DeGuire and Nathalie Provost, a Polytechnique graduate who was injured in the tragedy.

WHAT:
Awarding of the annual Order of the White Rose scholarship

WHO:
Christophe Guy, CEO, Polytechnique Montréal
Hélène David, Québec Minister Responsible for Higher Education 
Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, Principal and Chair of the Board of Directors, Polytechnique Montréal
Nathalie Provost, Ambassador, Order of the White Rose

WHEN:
Monday, December 5, 2016, at 2 p.m.

WHERE:
Polytechnique Montréal
2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Galerie Rolland, 6th floor of the main Polytechnique building
Université de Montréal campus
Université-de-Montréal métro
Indoor parking available at the Lassonde buildings
Access map: www.polymtl.ca/rensgen/coordonnees/campus.php

The ceremony will be live broadcasted on Polytechnique Montreal's Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/polymtl

Interview opportunities for December 5:

  • The second recipient of the Order of the White Rose scholarship
  • Nathalie Provost, Polytechnique graduate injured during the 1989 tragedy and ambassador of the Order of the White Rose
  • Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, Principal and Chair of the Polytechnique Board of Directors, and Chair of the Order of the White Rose scholarship selection jury
  • Christophe Guy, CEO of Polytechnique

Order of the White Rose website: http://www.polymtl.ca/ordreroseblanche/en/

 

SOURCE Polytechnique Montréal

For further information: Media relations : Annie Touchette, Polytechnique Montréal, 514 231-8133, annie.touchette@polymtl.ca; Andrée Peltier, 514 846-0003, 514 944-8689, apeltier@ca.inter.net


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