For three months, from February to April, the OIQ's President is on the road, meeting students at their faculties and schools of engineering across Québec.

Come in large numbers to talk to her and find out all the new measures the OIQ is taking to better welcome you to the profession.

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Vahana, the electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft that Airbus is developing, conducted its first successful fully autonomous test flight. However, it lasted only 53 seconds. So is this flying taxi really ready to revolutionize the future of urban transportation?

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You may be tempted to answer "yes" to this question, but you should know that it is impossible to be an "engineering specialist." Why?

First of all, because professionals may not designate themselves as specialists unless they hold a specialist’s certificate. In fact, according to the Professional Code of Québec, “no person may use a specialist’s title corresponding to a class of specialization (...) unless he holds the appropriate specialist’s certificate.”

Second, because the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec does not issue any specialist’s certificates.

To highlight their engineering expertise, OIQ members will instead use the proper terminology in their job title. The word “expert” is acceptable if their expertise supports this description.
From January 3 to 7, OIQ President Kathy Baig, Eng., and an OIQ team attended the 2018 Engineering Games at Université Laval that were organized by the Québec Confederation for Engineering Student Outreach (QCESO).

For this interuniversity competition, some 400 students from faculties of engineering across the province came together in the spirit of true camaraderie.
Health Canada and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States have approved the Y3 implant, a proximal femoral plate system developed by professor Yvan Petit and Yan Bourgeois of the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), as well as Dr. Georges-Yves Laflamme. Y3 is a prosthesis that relieves the pain of individuals who have fractures on the greater trochanter by fixing this upper section of the femur to the hip.

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The Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) will be held at Ryerson University in Toronto from March 8 to 11. For 4 days, Canada’s top engineering students will compete in 7 events in the areas of innovative design and communications.

This year, around 40 students will represent Québec at this prestigious competition. The Université du Québec à Rimouski heads the pack in terms of the number of participants, as ten of its students have qualified to participate in the CEC.
As part of the 2018 regional tour, OIQ President Kathy Baig, Eng., FEC, MBA, will be on Québec's campuses from February 5 to April 5.

This tour will give you an opportunity to learn more about:
  • the new program that assists engineering graduates with entering the profession. 
  • the changes in the public’s perception of the profession. 
  • the measures taken to help internationally trained professionals gain admission to the profession more easily.

January-february 2018

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