ÉTS at the Forces AVENIR Gala
Marie-Philippe Gill earns the Undergrad Personality AwardTuesday, October 2, 2018
After being honoured at the Parliament Building during the Premier of Québec’s Youth Recognition Awards, ÉTS Software Engineering student Marie-Philippe Gill took the stage at the Forces AVENIR Gala to collect her Award in recognition of her commitment to the cause of women in engineering. She received the AVENIR Undergrad Personality Award, which recognizes balance among academic success and personal and social accomplishments, and honours leadership and the concrete results of commitment. This is a first for ÉTS, which has never before had one of its students win this Award!
Although she was anxious to get started in a program that is predominantly male, Marie-Philippe quickly understood that she could become a role model for young women and encourage them to pursue their dream career, regardless of the field. Thanks to her blog, entitled Girl Knows Tech, and her various social media platforms, she interacts with thousands of followers every day. Marie-Philippe uses these communication tools to positively influence women, and her message travels far beyond Québec’s borders. Her goal is to encourage women all over the world to pursue the career they are passionate about!
The Software Engineering student is also involved in encouraging women in engineering in a variety of ways. She is Chair of the club entitled Les Ingénieuses de ÉTS, volunteers as a mentor for computer workshops and represents ÉTS as an ambassador at high schools. She wants to show just how fulfilling the life of a woman in computer science can be, and she is doing a great job!
Marie-Philippe is always very busy. In addition to posting almost daily on her Instagram, Facebook and YouTube pages, she in is involved in events such as Techno au féminin - Journée carrières (Women in tech career day) and Women Techmakers Montréal 2019. All of this while completing her studies in Software Engineering!
She is also involved in the distribution of a Web series entitled Les Catalys, which is scheduled for broadcast in February 2019.
A very busy schedule for a very committed young woman!