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.
Click here to watch the video. (In French)

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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.

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Did you know that in Québec, no one may practice the engineering profession or use the title of engineer without being a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec? That is why the OIQ makes sure that the law is upheld, in the public interest.

The most frequent unlawful practice charges concern:
The Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Foundation has offered 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.

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Her phenomenal intelligence is what has earned 24-year-old Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski the nickname of “the new Albert Einstein." At just 14 years old, she conceived and built an airplane all by herself. This young Cuban-American woman just finished her studies at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she earned top honours.