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Awards and Distinctions

ÉTS faculty members, full- and part-time instructors and employees reap many awards and honours every year. Other awards are given by ÉTS to people from various backgrounds to publicly acknowledge their outstanding contributions. Here are just a few.

  • Kathy Baig (2021)
  • Serge Godin (2015)
  • Hervé Pomerleau (2014)
  • Christian Estève (2013)
  • Jean-Marc Thomas (2012)
  • Ronan Stéphan (2011)
  • Charles Sirois (2010)
  • Alain Bellemare (2009)
  • Maryse François-Xausa (2008)
  • Claude Ryan (2003)
  • Léonce Montambault (1987)
  • Jacques Bourbeau (1985)
  • Gérard Letendre (1981)
  • Robert Sabourin (2022)
  • Alain Abran (2023)


Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

  • Ruxandra Botez (2022)
  • François Gagnon (2021)
  • Mohamed Cheriet (2017)
  • Ambrish Chandra (2016)

Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

  • Ruxandra Botez (2022) (also named Associate Fellow en 2019)

Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society

  • Ruxandra Botez (2021)

Fellow of Engineers Canada

  • Mohamed Cheriet (2020)

Life Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Louis Dessaint (2020)
  • Kamal Al-Haddad (2019)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

  • Kamal Al-Haddad (2018)

Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

  • Ruxandra Botez (2017)

Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC)

  • Ambrish Chandra (2015)

Fellow of the IEEE for contribution to power distribution and renewable energy systems

  • Ambrish Chandra (2014)

Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Great Britain

  • Ambrish Chandra (2011)

Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India

  • Ambrish Chandra (2011)

Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, India

  • Ambrish Chandra (2011)

The ÉTS Board of Directors’ Awards of Excellence recognize the importance given to the value of learning, research and services to the community by professors, senior lecturers and lecturers.

Awards of Excellence – Research

Awards of Excellence – Emerging Researcher

Awards of Excellence – Professors

Awards of Excellence – Senior Lecturers

Awards of Excellence – Community Services

Awards of Excellence – Lecturers

  • Jean-Luc Martel (2022), Construction Engineering
  • Ali Aidibe​ (2021), Mechanical Engineering
  • Mylène Chalifoux (2019), Construction Engineering
  • Gabriel Caron-L'Écuyer (2018), Mechanical Engineering
  • Philippe Gatien (2017), Construction Engineering
  • Xavier Daxhelet (2016), General Education
  • Olivier Tremblay (2015), Electrical Engineering
  • Benoit Renaud (2014), Construction Engineering
  • Chantal Trottier (2013), General Education

Award of Excellence – Educational Involvement

Award of Excellence – Student's Appreciation

  • Alain Hénault (2022), General Education – Senior Lecturer Category
  • Tony Wong (2022), Systems Engineering – Professor Category

Award of Excellence – Educational Innovation

Awards from the Université du Québec

Circle of Excellence (UQ)

Each year, the Université du Québec names someone from each constituent establishment to its Circle of Excellence, upon recommendation from the schools’ directors. ÉTS recipients:

  • Dominique Bilodeau (2022), Director, Bureau du respect de la personne
  • Nicola Hagemeister (2021), Professor, Systems Engineering
  • Bruno Côté (2020), Director, Bureau de la prévention et de la sécurité
  • Founding Team of the Technological Academic Path (2019)
  • Noël Giguère (2018), Technology Application Technician
  • Gabriel Lefebvre (2017), Professor, Construction Engineering
  • Claude Olivier (2016), Professor, Systems Engineering
  • Alain Abran (2015), Professor, Software Engineering
  • Jocelyne St-Pierre (2014), Development Officer
  • Paul Gely (2013), Director of Academic Management
  • Robert Sabourin (2012), Professor, Systems Engineering
  • Louis-A. Dessaint (2011), Professor, Electrical Engineering
  • Christian Masson (2009), Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Réjean Tétreault (2008), Manager of ÉTS Science and Technology Clubs

Awards of Excellence (UQ)

Université du Québec also gives awards of excellence, and some winners are from ÉTS:

  • Michel Beaudin, Anouk Bergeron-Brlek, Gilles Picard, Kathleen Pineau, Louis-Xavier Proulx et Geneviève Savard (2022), Senior Lecturers of Mathematics, Teaching Award, Achievements category
  • Richard Chénier (2021), Director, Centech, Management Award, Innovation category
  • Jacques de Guise (2020), Professor, Systems Engineering, Research and Creation Award, Leadership category
  • Robert Lemieux (2019), Director, Students Services, Management Award, Careers category
  • Luc Favreau (2017), Director of Academic Logistics, Management Award, Innovation category
  • André Côté (2016), Director of ÉTS Department of Auxiliary Companies, Management Award, Careers category
  • Normand Trudel (2011), Secretary General, Management Award, Careers category
  • Sylvie Doré (2010), Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Teaching Award, Achievements category

Recipients of Honorary Doctorates

  • Jacques de Guise (2019), Professor, Systems Engineering, awarded an honorary doctorate by the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
  • Claude Laporte (2013), Professor, IT and Software Engineering, awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of the Universidad de San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru

Inducted into the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

  • Stanislaw Kajl (2022)

IEEE Power and Energy Society Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award

  • Ambrish Chandra (2021)

Grand prize of the International Competition on Non-Terrestrial Networks for B5G and 6G of the IEEE Future Networks

  • Wael Jaafar (2022)

SARES (Sustainable Aviation and Energy Research Society) Award, Science category

  • Ruxandra Botez (2021)

Rodica Baranesu Award, SAE International

  • Ruxandra Botez (2021)

Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Award

  • Javier Beltran-Galindo, Mentor category (2020)

Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l’innovation du Québec (ADRIQ) Award – Innovation category

  • Mickaël Ménard and Frédéric Nabki (2022)

Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l’innovation du Québec (ADRIQ) – Partnership Award

  • Ghyslain Gagnon and Ricardo Zednik (2020)

Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education

  • Pierre Bourque (2020)

STARS Certification STARS, Gold level

  • ÉTS (2021)

Concertation Montréal's Ecological Transition Award

  • ÉTS (2020)

Québec University Libraries Recognition Award

  • ÉTS Library Team (2020)

Thérèse-Casgrain Equality Award

  • ÉTS (2020), Ally category – Government award recognizing achievements that contribute to equality between women and men in Quebec

Entrepreneurship Promotion Award – Canadian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards

  • Centech (2020)

Career Award 2019 – Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier universitaire de l’Université de Montréal

  • Jacques de Guise (2020)

Partnership Award of the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l’innovation (ADRIQ)

  • Jérémie Voix (2019)

Early Career Award of the International Commission for Acoustics

  • Jérémie Voix (2019)

Jean-Jacques Archambault Award of the IEEE Eastern Canada Council

  • Frédéric Nabki (2019)

Best Educational Practices and Innovations Award – Presented at the 8th Conférence Supporting Active Learning and Technological Innovation in Studies of Education (SALTISE)

  • Dominique Piotte (2019)

Canadian Association for Co-operative Education Award

  • Ann Hackett Harkness (2019)

Diploma of Excellence for Aerospace Research in Romania from the Romanian National Institute for Aerospace Research (INCAS)

  • Ruxandra Botez (2018)

Grand prize of the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge (NOIC)

  • Dominic Deslandes, Frédéric Nabki and their company Spark Microsystems (2018)

IRSST Award of the Club des Ambassadeurs de l’Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail

  • Jérémie Voix et Franck Sgard (2018)

Best Project Award of the De l’idée à l’innovation : Transformer Montréal par la recherche competition, Ville de Montréal

  • Annie Levasseur (2018)

Phoivos Ziogas Electric Power Award of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Canada (IEEE)

  • Ambrish Chandra (2018)

LEED Platine Certification, university residence phase 4

  • ÉTS (2018)

3M National Award for Teaching Excellence and Lifetime Member of the Société pour l’avancement de la pédagogie dans l’enseignement supérieur

  • Sylvie Doré (2018)

Ordre des ingénieurs Award

  • Jérémie Voix (2017), Tribute to a member in research or teaching category

Award from the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)

  • ÉTS (2017), Occupational Health and Safety Award

Continuity in Sustainable Mobility Award

  • ÉTS (2015)


  • Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes (MSDL) – Grand Prix Architecture pour le pavillon D – Grands Prix du design 
  • Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes (MSDL) – Prix Platine Architecture / Bâtiment public – Enseignement supérieur pour le pavillon D – Grands Prix du design 
  • Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes (MSDL) – Prix Or Architecture / Intégration de l’art en architecture pour le parc attenant au pavillon D et l’insertion de l’œuvre d’art – Grands Prix du design


  • CGA architectes – Design Grand Prix - catégorie Établissement institutionnel, pour la rénovation de la bibliothèque de l’ÉTS


  • SDK et associés – Prix de l’Association des firmes de génie-conseil Québec, catégorie PME génie-conseil, des Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois, pour la conversion du planétarium Dow
  • Menkès Shooner Dagenais Le Tourneux Architectes (MSDL) – Grand prix, ex aequo, Opération patrimoine Montréal, catégorie Redonner vie
  • Menkès Shooner Dagenais Le Tourneux Architectes (MSDL) – Grands Prix du design, catégories Établissement institutionnel et Projet de l’année, pour la conversion du planétarium Dow


  • Menkès Shooner Dagenais Le Tourneux Architectes (MSDL) – Award of excellence in architecture, Order of Architects of Qyebec, Maison des étudiants (Student Centre), People’s Choice category


  • Maison des étudiants (Student Centre) - Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) Steel Design Award of Excellence, Commercial/Institutional Projects category