Total budget of $2.5 million over 5 years

ÉTS creates five engineering research chairs

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is currently seeking external candidates to fill the position of Director for five engineering research chairs. Eligible candidates must, in addition to meeting the criteria for excellence normally recognized in the academic community, possess character traits observed in individuals with exceptional personal or professional accomplishments, such as perseverance, resilience, and determination in the face of adversity.  

The successful candidates will earn positions as regular professors, each benefiting from an annual budget of $100,000 for five years, for a total of $500,000, with which to complete his or her research program. It is worth recalling that the aim of the Marcelle-Gauvreau Engineering Research Chairs Program is to diversify the faculty by providing professional opportunities to individuals with an atypical personal or career path. 

A committee will select individuals based on the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) criteria for research excellence, the merit of their research proposal, and their proven ability to demonstrate perseverance and resilience, qualities we deem essential in the pursuit of excellence and innovation.

Interested persons may apply for one of these five research chairs by January 9, 2022. Descriptions of the positions are available at: carrières en recherche

Full details on the Marcelle-Gauvreau Engineering Research Chairs Program can be found at:  Marcelle-Gauvreau Chairs

Strategic research fields 

Our strategic fields are aeronautics and aerospace; intelligent and autonomous systems; health technologies; innovative materials and advanced manufacturing; infrastructure and built environments; software systems, multimedia and cybersecurity; sustainable development, the circular economy and environmental issues; sensors, networks and connectivity; and quantum engineering, as an emerging field.

Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion   

ÉTS is dedicated to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all its research activities and, as such, is committed to hiring persons representative of diversity. ÉTS adheres to Engineers Canada’s 30 by 30 program, whose aim is to raise the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30% by the year 2030. ÉTS was the recipient of the Prix Égalité Thérèse-Casgrain (Thérèse Casgrain Equality Award) in 2020 for its initiatives to advance the inclusion of women in engineering. Proud of its rich ethnocultural diversity, ÉTS also continues its initiatives to increase the representation of First Nations members, persons with disabilities, and those identifying with sexual and gender diversity.

About Marcelle Gauvreau 

One of the pioneers of the early scientific era and the first female M.Sc. graduate in French Canada, Marcelle Gauvreau specialized in seaweed from the St. Lawrence River and the mouth of the St. Lawrence. Her research took her to the Magdalen Islands, the Gaspé Peninsula, the Saguenay, the Charlevoix region, Minganie, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Her dissertation director was Jules Brunel. She also travelled extensively to the United States and Europe to expand on what she had learned. She was also among the first women to present the results of her research to the Association canadienne-française pour l’avancement des sciences (ACFAS).

Chantal Crevier

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