2018 Graduation Ceremonies
26,000th diploma awarded by ÉTSThursday, November 22, 2018
Who would have believed in 1974 that ÉTS would grow so quickly! The pilot project that was supposed to run for five years became an immediate success, and the relevance of its mission to respond to the needs of the industrial world has been proven beyond a doubt.
From the 28 students who were there at the beginning, ÉTS has blossomed to a student population of 11,000, including 8,300 who are currently pursuing applied engineering programs, along with 2,000 Master’s students and close to 700 Doctoral students who are perfecting their research skills.
Director General Pierre Dumouchel reminded the graduates and their guests of these facts during the graduation ceremonies that were held on November 18 in Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts. He also mentioned that ÉTS awarded its 26,000th diploma in 2018!
In fact, there were 1,714 diplomas awarded this year alone, including 1,125 Bachelor degrees, 380 Master’s degrees and 58 Doctorates, along with 31 Specialized Graduate degrees (DESS) and 120 Certificates.
Board of Directors’ Awards of Excellence
Some graduates also received Awards of Excellence presented by the Board of Directors (Prix d’excellence du Conseil d’administration) in recognition of the exceptional quality of their final project, dissertation or thesis:
Best Doctoral Thesis
Best Master's Dissertation
Best Final Projects
Automated Manufacturing Engineering
Operations and Logistics Engineering
Olivier L. Larouche
Information Technology Engineering
Governor General's Medals
Among the proud graduates who received their diplomas at Place des Arts on Sunday was Geneviève Plantin, who earned her Bachelor degree in Information Technology Engineering, and was also awarded a Silver Medal from the Governor General of Canada. This prestigious distinction is awarded to the graduate who achieves the highest grade point average in a Bachelor program. Ms. Plantin attained a near-perfect average of 4.29 out of 4.3!
Pierre-Luc Paradis received the Gold Medal, which is awarded to the student who achieves the highest grade point average in a graduate or post-graduate program. He attained a perfect average of 4.3, along with an “Excellent” notation for his Doctoral studies. Mr. Paradis was unable to attend the ceremony.
ÉTS would like to congratulate all of the graduates for their achievements, and wishes them all successful careers commensurate with their talent.
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