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    Two Québec Engineers Receive National Scholarships

    mardi 11 octobre 2011
    • Montreal, October 11, 2011 – Two members of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, Émilie Bédard, Eng. and Larry Lebel, Eng., were both awarded an Engineers Canada-Manulife Financial scholarship. Valued at $12,500 each, Engineers Canada-Manulife Financial scholarships are awarded every year to provide financial assistance to engineers returning to university to further study or research in a field of engineering.
    • Émilie Bédard, Eng., a Ph.D. student in civil engineering at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, is researching effective solutions for eliminating bacteria from water distribution systems in large buildings such as hospitals. Bacterial contamination is the main cause of waterborne epidemics and diseases in North America.

      Larry Lebel, Eng., a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, is researching the deterioration of ceramic matrix composites in aircraft engines in order to create better materials that will allow the construction of more durable and lighter airplanes.

      The Engineers Canada-Manulife Financial scholarship is intended to reward excellence in the engineering profession in Canada and support higher education and advanced research.
       
      About Engineers Canada
      Founded in 1936, Engineers Canada is the national organization of 12 provincial and territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering and license the country’s more than 234,000 professional engineers.
       
      About the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
      Founded in 1920, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec has a membership of more than 60,000 engineering professionals in all fields, except forest engineering.

      The mission of the OIQ is to ensure the protection of the public by supervising the practice of the profession within the framework of its constituent laws and ensure that the profession serves the public interest.

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