Dean of Studies Office

Marie-José Nollet appointed as Dean of Studies at ÉTS

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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Marie-José Nollet

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is pleased to announce that Marie-José Nollet has assumed the duties of Dean of Studies. Ms. Nollet, who succeeds Pierre Bourque in that position, will be responsible for the strategic development of academic programs and activities at ÉTS, under the aegis of the Academic Affairs Directorate.

According to Cédrick Pautel, Acting Director General of ÉTS: "In addition to being very familiar with ÉTS, Ms. Nollet has demonstrated the energy and leadership required to implement strategies that will enable ÉTS to position itself as a leading engineering school that is capable of meeting the needs of industry."

"In her more than 20 years of teaching, Marie-José Nollet has acquired a great deal of management experience, particularly in terms of providing direction for and assessing graduate-level programs in Construction Engineering, in addition to acting as faculty representative on the Board of Studies at Université du Québec.

"I would also like to highlight the work that Pierre Bourque has done in recent years. A committed individual who is renowned for his professionalism and thoroughness, the contribution that he made to ÉTS during his tenure as Dean of Studies is immeasurable, and I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Mr. Bourque for all of his hard work", the Director General continued.

"I am delighted with my appointment to the position of Dean of Studies. After dedicating more than 20 years of my life to teaching and research, I would now like to contribute to the education of students at ÉTS by focusing my efforts more in the area of academic administration. I am convinced that the quality of teaching and programs is fully dependent on instructors who are guided by excellence and on a stimulating, fair and equitable learning environment. That is why I will be prioritizing the continuous improvement of programs and encouraging professors and instructors to devote themselves to pedagogical innovation", Ms. Nollet stated.

Career Path

Marie-José Nollet holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Université Laval and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from McGill University. As a Professor in the Construction Engineering Department at ÉTS from 1995 to 2019, she taught undergraduate and graduate students, along with practicing engineers pursuing continuing education, before taking over responsibility for the Dean of Studies Office. Her research activities, which focus on assessing the seismic vulnerability of structures and studying seismic risk in urban environments, have led to collaborations with a number of partners, including the Geological Survey of Canada and the Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec.

From 2013 to 2017, Marie-José Nollet held the position of Graduate Program Director in Construction Engineering at ÉTS, during which time she oversaw a complete overhaul of graduate programs and sat on various committees. In addition to having taught more than 60 graduate and post-graduate students, she has authored close to 200 articles. Marie-José was a Structural Engineer at Hydro-Québec before joining ÉTS.

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