Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic, and for good reason. These technologies are opening up a whole world of new possibilities. Your future profession will witness these changes first hand as they transform our society in the coming years, such as in computer and software engineering. Many other engineers will tap into the possibilities that AI offers, and it will affect the entire profession.
 
The OIQ is taking a close interest in this revolution. We have already begun efforts to determine the main challenges that AI poses for the profession, both in terms of engineers’ responsibility and the expertise required to master these technologies. As engineers, our challenge will be to ensure that artificial intelligence remains a promising technology and a source of progress for our society.

May-June-July-August 2018

The May-June issue of PLAN is dedicated to the future of transportation and has an article entitled “ Nos transports sont-ils vraiment efficaces ” that you should read to find out why public transportation is having a hard time competing with private forms of transportation.

Also, read the article entitled “Véhicules autonomes : du rêve à la réalité ” to learn what Denis Gingras, Eng., a professor at the Université de Sherbrooke, says are the technological challenges involved in the large-scale deployment of self-driving vehicles.
When searching for a job or an internship, you should pay attention to several items that will set you apart and help you find what you are looking for. Here are three tips from Francis-Benoît Pelletier, CRHA, Head of the Human Resources Department of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.

May-June-July-August 2018

The end of classes means the beginning of vacation for many of you. The news never stops, not even during the summer vacation! Sign up and follow the OIQ on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  
 
The next issue of the student newsletter will be e-mailed to you on September 11.
 
Enjoy your vacation!
Dear Students,
 
I have just completed a tour of all schools and faculties of engineering in Québec and over 500 of you participated in these meetings. Thank you for your interest in your future profession! Did you miss the meeting when I came to your campus? You can now read my presentation, which is available on the OIQ’s Web site.
Universum, an international research and consulting firm, is currently conducting a major Canada-wide survey of engineering students to find out the companies they prefer to work for.

May-June-July-August 2018

Are you working on an exciting student engineering project that you would like to promote beyond your campus? Share it in your student newsletter by sending us a 250 to 500-word text summarizing the basics of your project.
 
Plus, your student newsletter wants to feature you in interviews, profiles and videos.
There’s just one thing to do for all that: Write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
A number of university and CEGEP students received scholarships at the OIQ’s Soirées reconnaissance events held from February to March in 7 cities across Québec.