Dear Students,
 
April 1 officially marks the beginning of the implementation of the ENG2020 Plan, the strategic plan unanimously adopted by the Board of Directors to steer its activities until 2020.
 
As I pointed out earlier this year in this newsletter, the plan includes actions to modernize the junior engineer period, a key step in the path that leads to obtaining the engineer’s permit.
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Dear Students,
 
The OIQ participates in its own way in National Engineering Month, a nationwide initiative to promote the profession to young people and highlight excellence in engineering. Here is an overview of the activities that are scheduled across Québec.
The Board of Directors of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec unanimously adopted the ENG2020 Plan, which is the product of a rigorous strategic planning process that began in the summer of 2016.

This strategic plan and its goal is to make the OIQ THE reference in protecting the public. See how the OIQ intends to achieve this goal by watching this video.

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have developed a low-cost mechanism that makes it possible to destroy a telephone remotely to prevent others from gaining access to confidential data.
 
This mechanism is based on a polymer layer that can expand seven times larger when heated beyond 80°C. The material is composed of microspheres containing a hydrocarbon that transforms from liquid to gas when heated.
 
This mechanism can be activated remotely or triggered automatically when pressure is applied on the device (attempts to open the casing) or it is removed from a restricted area and geolocated by GPS.

Source : http://www.techniques-ingenieur.fr/actualite/articles/autodestruction-smartphone-solution-radicale-41970/
 
In this video, René Auger, eng., Admission Advisor at OIQ, explains what the junior engineer period is and gives you some tips on how to obtain your engineer permit faster.
(In French only)
Did you know that summer internships and jobs are an excellent way to create your professional network and get your foot in the door of a company?

Many engineering firms hire students during summer time to give them a chance to experience various aspects of the profession. For example, under the supervision of an engineer, you will be able to help prepare specifications and estimates for a tender, perform technical administrative work, and much more.

However, it is important to keep in mind that as a student, you have the status of an "engineering intern" or even an "engineering student." You may never call yourself or use a position title that includes the word "engineer,” such as "engineer intern.”
The 2016 Infiniti Engineering Academy offers engineering students a chance to work in the F1 pit. Only one condition: be passionate about cars or motor racing.

The Infiniti Engineering Academy invites the Canadian winner of the competition to work in Enstone, England for 6 months on the F1 Renault Sport Formula One team, and then for another six months in Cranfield, England at the Infiniti European Engineering Centre.

The application period ends on May 20. Hurry and apply for this dream job.


For more information: https://academy.infiniti.com/