MONTREAL, April 19, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - In order to encourage future engineers, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) and the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Foundation presented $158,000 in awards and scholarships to students this year. The names of the recipients were revealed at the 2016 Soirée de l'excellence en génie, which took place yesterday evening in Montreal as part of the OIQ's Annual Conference.
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 involvement reflect the values of the profession:
- Marc-Antoine Lauzon, a doctoral student in chemical engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke, won the Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Studies, presented by Gestion FÉRIQUE ($7,500 scholarship);
- Liane Bernstein, an undergraduate physical engineering student at Polytechnique Montréal, received the first Student Award of Merit, worth $7,500;
- Yixin Deng, an undergraduate chemical engineering student at McGill University, received the second Student Award of Merit presented by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, which is worth $5,000;
- Jérémy Brouillard, an undergraduate student in automated production engineering at the École de technologie supérieure, received the Third Student Award of Merit presented by National Bank, which is worth $3,000;
In addition, 49 Scholarships for the Future of the Profession were awarded by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Foundation in order to provide financial assistance to students enrolled at CEGEPs (twelve $2,000 scholarships) and universities (thirty-seven $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 some 62,000 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: Patrick Leblanc, Communications Advisor, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, Tel.: 514 845-6141 or 1 800 461-6141, extension 3108; Claudia Couture, Director, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Foundation, Tel.: 514 845-6141 or 1 800 461-6141, extension 3277, Cell: 514 999-8292