Order of Canada
Yves Beauchamp invested into the Order of Canada.Monday, November 30, 2020
Yves Beauchamp, Director General of ÉTS from 2003 to 2013, is among the 120 Canadians from all walks of life who were appointed as members of the Order of Canada this year by the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette.
After joining ÉTS in 1992 as a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, which he headed from 1997 to 1999, Yves Beauchamp was appointed Director of Education and Research at ÉTS, assuming the role of Interim Director General in 2002 before being officially elected to the position in 2003.
Under his leadership, ÉTS experienced extraordinary growth in all aspects, including study programs, number of students, research, ties with industry, the Quartier de l’innovation and campus facility development (Pavilion B, Expansion of Pavilion A, residences 3 and 4, INGO Innovation Centre, Student House).
His appointment to the Order of Canada is in recognition of his prominent role in the expansion of ÉTS and his dedication to post-secondary education in general.
During the course of his career, Yves Beauchamp has received numerous other awards and distinctions. He was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, decorated with the Queen Elizabeth II Gold Jubilee Medal and Diamond Jubilee Medal, named a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec and honoured by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec for his exceptional contribution to research and education. He is or was a member of the Boards of Directors of multiple organizations, and currently sits as President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Mr. Beauchamp is also Vice Principal, Administration and Finance at McGill University, having previously held the position of Vice-Rector responsible for the development of the new Outremont campus of Université de Montréal.
About the Order of Canada
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. The Order honours people whose service shapes our society and whose innovations ignite our imaginations.