There is no Message from the President during the election period, in accordance with the OIQ’s election rules, and the same goes for STRENG.TH newsletter. In fact, the OIQ has just created a site www.elections.oiq.qc.ca solely intended for OIQ members. Only members in good standing of the OIQ may vote, i.e. engineers, junior engineers and engineers-in-training.
The Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec was sad to learn of the passing of Bernard Lamarre, Eng., a giant of engineering who personified the profession's essential contribution to Québec society. To his peers, he was and will remain a source of pride and inspiration.
Once again this year, the OIQ supported the Pontpop Competition, which was held on February 26 and 27 at the École de technologie supérieure. Working in teams, over 400 secondary students and 100 CEGEP students had to design a bridge using only sticks, toothpicks, white glue and dental floss. Sophie Larivière-Mantha, Eng. (on the right in the photo), member of the OIQ’s Board of Directors, gave a speech at the event and also served as a judge in the competition.
60 % des Québécois disent avoir un budget, qu’ils suivent au sou près dans 43 % des cas. C’est déjà beaucoup, mais pas encore suffisant. Natalia Sandjian, planificatrice financière à la Banque Nationale*, nous parle de finances personnelles.
Don't think volunteering can be enjoyable? Nicolas Tuech begs to differ! This mechanical engineering student from France is finishing up his bachelor’s degree at McGill University and giving swimming lessons to a young boy with a disability on Sunday mornings…
Dans ce hors série du Printemps, Méning.es vous invite à découvrir qui sont les lauréats 2016 de la Bourse d’excellence aux études supérieures et du Prix universitaire du mérite. Les récipiendaires de ces distinctions ont reçu leur récompense lors de la Soirée de l’excellence en génie qui s’est tenue le 18 avril dernier au palais des congrès de Montréal, en marge du Colloque 2016 de l’Ordre.
Learn about ardent OIQ members in the latest issue of PLAN.

Meet Arsenio Gonzalez Lozano, Jr. Eng.,~~the man with concrete solutions, and get to know Mélanie Levasseur, Eng., who works in the field of voice recognition systems.

Happy reading!
 
How do you mark sites to remind people that radioactive materials are buried there? Scientists have considered designing genetically modified cats that would change colour to warn future generations about the dangers of radioactivity.