OIQ President Maud Cohen, Eng., expressed her delight at presenting the Prix Hommage to these recipients, who inspire the world of engineering and its future professionals. “I would like to thank you for contributing, each in your own way, to the influence of the profession and the excellence of engineering in its many facets," Ms. Cohen said to the recipients.
Charles Tisseyre received the Prix Hommage for exceptional contributions by a non-engineer. This award recognizes the undeniable contribution of this widely known figure on Québec television who is active in engineering and general sciences. Charles Tisseyre began as a reporter in the newsroom of Radio-Canada and later co-hosted the Montréal ce soir news program before taking the helm of Téléjournal in 1989. Since 1992, he has been the brilliant host of Découverte, a show about the mysteries of science that is enjoyed by audiences of all ages. His work as the host of Découverte also won him an award at the last Gala Artis.
Engineer Dominique Anglade was awarded the Prix Hommage for outstanding social commitment by an engineer. Very active in the community since university, this consultant at the McKinsey firm has sat on the boards of directors of many organizations in the last 15 years, such as Centraide and Montreal's junior chamber of commerce, where she is currently the president. In 2010, after the earthquake devastated Haiti, she founded KANPE, a foundation that seeks to stop the cycle of poverty by participating in the rebuilding of Haiti village by village and helping individuals becoming autonomous.
Engineer Brahim Benmokrane received the Prix Hommage for members in research or education in recognition for his contribution to training the next generation of quality engineers. A professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the Université de Sherbrooke since 1992, Brahim Benmokrane has supervised more than 75 graduate and postdoctoral researchers in the last 15 years. Because his research is world renowned, he has published more than 300 academic articles, is often invited to international conferences and has received numerous distinctions, including a Synergy Award for Innovation in 2010.
Engineer Hélène Brisebois, President of the firm SDK and Associates, was awarded the Prix Hommage for entrepreneurial members. A well-known engineer in the world of construction due to her numerous and celebrated achievements, Hélène Brisebois is currently the only female president of a consulting engineering firm in Québec. Very active within the Association des ingénieurs-conseils du Québec, she has successfully worked her way up to the top position at SDK and Associates in the last 20 years, reaching the position of President in 2007.
About the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Founded in 1920, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec has a membership of more than 60,000 engineering professionals in all fields, except forest engineering.
The mission of the OIQ is to ensure the protection of the public by supervising the practice of the profession within the framework of its constituent laws and ensure that the profession serves the public interest.