2017 December

Dear Students,
My colleagues on the Board of Directors of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) join me in wishing you all the best during the holiday season. Our lives are very full and this period of the year affords us an opportunity to spend some precious time with our nearest and dearest.
The year now ending was marked by positive changes in your future profession. I also have the firm conviction that the actions that the OIQ is currently carrying out as part of the ENG2020 Plan are helping to bolster public trust in engineers.
Several activities will give me a chance to talk to many of you next year and I am really looking forward to meeting you.
Until then, I hope you have some very happy holidays with your loved-ones.

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Kathy Baig, Eng., FEC, MBA
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Jean-Gabriel Young, a student researcher in the Physics, Physical Engineering and Optics Department of Université Laval, won a USD $200,000  scholarship from the James S. McDonnell Foundation for postdoctoral studies in the area of complex systems.

This foundation was created by the founder of McDonnell Aircraft and awards 10 scholarships per year to doctoral students around the world who are interested in studying complex systems.

Sources : https://www.lefil.ulaval.ca/lunivers-complexe-de-jean-gabriel-young/

2017 December


(In French only)
Hurry! You have until November 30, 2017 to apply for one of the awards or scholarships presented by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Foundation. In fact, the Foundation offers scholarships to students who aspire to have a career in engineering. In this way, the scholarship program helps promote education and encourages educational, personal and social achievement.
Four engineering students and researchers at McMaster University (Ontario) won the James Dyson Award for creating a device that can identify cancerous lesions on the skin.
The device, known as sKan, is connected to a computer program and can quickly sense the presence of melanoma thanks to thermistors that measure skin temperature in a specific area.

Source : http://www.doctissimo.fr/sante/news/Un-boitier-connecte-depistant-le-cancer-de-la-peau-recompense-par-le-prix-James-Dyson
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Dear Students,
In this issue, the OIQ kicks off a series of videos that will help you better understand how we carry out our mission of protecting the public every day.
Released this month, the first video discusses our Unlawful Practice Supervision Department. This department’s team mainly works to prevent violations of the Engineers Act that could put the public at risk. This public protection mechanism applies to acts that are performed by people who are not OIQ members.