GALA DES AMBASSADEURS 2020

Our 2020 ÉTS Ambassadors: Outstanding contributions

There are numerous graduates who achieve exceptional results and demonstrate strong ties to ÉTS. Once every two years, we spotlight the outstanding contributions made by several of these graduates to the outreach of ÉTS during the ÉTS Ambassadors Gala.

To date, 23 graduates have received the honorary title of ÉTS Ambassador, which recognizes their exceptional achievements and their ability to exceed their own limitations.

The naming of the ÉTS Ambassadors for 2020 is the result of the selection process conducted by a committee comprising eight individuals: the Secretary General of ÉTS, the Director of the Alumni and Philanthropy Service, one member of the teaching faculty, two representatives of the Graduate Association and three former recipients of the ÉTS Ambassador Award.

The process is meticulous and painstaking, but nonetheless rewarding, and has resulted in the nomination of six exceptional individuals who are presented here.

Jean-François Boland

Jean-François Boland

Jean-François Boland is a man who teaches from the heart, and for whom educating the engineers of tomorrow is a true vocation. He takes his role as “coach” very seriously, keenly aware of the fact that inspiring his students to uncover the best within themselves is the ideal approach for ensuring that the next generation of engineers is properly prepared and that the reputation of ÉTS is well served.

Fadjiah Collin-Mazile

Fadjiah Collin-Mazile

Nothing destined Fadjiah Collin-Mazile, who says she was a turbulent child, to become an engineer. But with her fiery determination, she beat the odds. Today, her desire to make a difference has led her to become more involved, particularly in advancing the cause of women and diversity.

Charles Deguire

Charles Deguire

According to Charles Deguire, engineering must be used to the benefit of society, whether through allowing explosives to be handled in complete security, enhancing the skills of surgeons or helping those living with disabilities to reach their full potential. This is the commitment he lives by and that drives his world-renowned robotics company.

Ian Kirouac

Ian Kirouac

Ian Kirouac is the man behind numerous large-scale projects that are shaping the Montréal cityscape. However, despite his well-rounded professional resume, he still considers himself an eternal student of life. He actively seeks out challenges, fully convinced that facing obstacles gives rise to the "best version of ourselves".

Marc Proteau

Marc Proteau

Backed by his extensive and varied experience, Marc Proteau is resolutely focused on the future and the world in which the generations of tomorrow will live. For this man, seen as a true expert among his peers, his upcoming projects will surely target environmental challenges.

Suze Youance

Suze Youance

A native of the Pearl of the Antilles, Suze Youance has managed to transform the suffering caused by the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti into an opportunity to bring about positive change. She stands apart thanks to the expertise she has developed in the area of earthquake engineering.