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Minister Pascale St-Onge visits the campus

Monday, December 5, 2022
Minister Pascale St-Onge with representatives of the ÉTS management team Christian Casanova, François Gagnon, CEO, and Eric Bosco.
Christian Casanova, Research and Partnerships Director, Minister Pascale St-Onge, François Gagnon, Chief Executive Officer, and Eric Bosco, Executive Director of the Institute in resilient and circular built environment.

Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada (CED) for the Regions of Quebec, paid a visit to our campus last Friday to announce support and funding from CED to be granted under the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program. 

ÉTS will receive a total of $3.76 M to acquire advanced equipment, such as a thermomechanical fatigue test bench, a scanning probe microscope and a robotized composite preforming cell. This new equipment will enable ÉTS to strengthen its research and development activities among SMEs within the aerospace sector. Read the News Release from CED.

Minister St-Onge and Professor Éric Wagnac.
Professor Éric Wagnac from the Mechanical Engineering Department discusses his work with Minister St-Onge.

According to ÉTS Chief Executive Officer François Gagnon: “ÉTS is proud to drive the development of a more sustainable industry and economy. The advanced equipment acquired thanks to CED’s funding will enable us to establish new research collaborations with our private partners, in particular to reduce fuel consumption by airplanes and make their components easier to recycle at the end of their lifecycle. There is a call for technologies to reshape the world in order to better meet ever-changing challenges and needs.”

The Minister and Member of Parliament for Brome-Missisquoi accompanied by members of RockÉTS.
The Minister and Member of Parliament for Brome-Missisquoi accompanied by members of RockÉTS, the high-power rocket club.

Minister St-Onge met with faculty members in their research laboratories, and with students who are members of science and technology clubs at ÉTS.

Olivier Audet

Department of Public Affairs and Government Relations 

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