Dear Students,
Competence, ethics, responsibility and social commitment are the four fundamental values of our profession. These values must be embodied every day and Ingénieurs Sans frontières Québec (ISFQ) is a good example of this.
I recently participated in the benefit event to support this organization and would like to salute people like engineering graduate Myriam Tamisier (read her interview in this issue) who help promote our profession across several continents.
Are you a student involved in a research-action-dissemination project in the areas of environmental and social action? The $10,000 Laure Waridel Scholarship might be for you.
Click here to find out the eligibility requirements for this scholarship.
Why did you volunteer with Ingénieurs sans frontières Québec?
I have known Engineers Without Borders for many years because there were EWB groups in several cities in France and Belgium. I really like the organization. Awhile after I arrived in Québec, I contacted the Executive Director to offer her my time and propose some of my personal projects. After 4 months of volunteering, I was hired!
Did you read the story in PLAN about Miles, the highly enterprising engineer, who makes some bad decisions and may kick himself for them? If you haven’t already done so, read “le jeu des 10 erreurs.” (in French only)
You have until 4 p.m. on November 30, 2016 to apply for one of the many awards and scholarships offered by the OIQ Foundation. The OIQ Foundation’s 2016-2017 award and scholarship program for engineering students includes 3 Student Awards of Merit, 1 Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Studies and many Scholarships for the Future.

November 2016

It pays to volunteer
Did you know that social commitment is one of the four fundamental values of engineers? Examples of social commitment include:
  • acting as a responsible citizen;
  • showing positive leadership to your colleagues;
  • sharing your knowledge and experience within your professional community;
  • putting your expertise to good use in public debates.
What are some concrete examples of social commitment? For Myriam Tamisier, a young ETS graduate, social commitment means being attentive to her community while practicing her profession. In the article "Meet…," she talks about her social commitment experience, in which she went from volunteer to Assistant Director of Ingénieurs sans frontières Québec in just four months.
Are you working on an exciting engineering project that you would like to promote off campus? The student newsletter is here for you!

Send us a 250 to 500-word summary of your basic project to share it with the entire engineering student community in Québec.

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Interested in being a volunteer abroad and working on projects involving access to water, education and energy with Ingénieurs sans frontières Québec? Watch Myriam Tamisier in this video (In French only), which will give you a better idea of this organization.