Pomerleau’s history is, first and foremost, one of strong family values and a solid work ethic, infused with an entrepreneurial spirit. It’s a story of growth and evolution, propelling this little company from Beauce, QC, into the coast-to-coast construction leader it has become.

Today, our slogan is Shaping the Future. Every year, we welcome hundreds of student interns and reward the best ones at our Excellence Gala. Why? Because we believe shaping the future requires supporting students and young engineers, who are destined to do extraordinary things and make our world a better place, to reach their maximum potential.

At Pomerleau, we are constantly looking for opportunities to recognize and celebrate their achievements. We are proud to partner with the Fondation de l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (FOIQ) and offer the first-ever POMERLEAU Award of Merit for Entrepreneurship. This $10,000 award serves to encourage the next generation of enterprising engineers to go further. We can’t wait to award it to a deserving recipient during the FOIQ’s scholarship ceremony on April 28,2022. Will that be you?

On May 30, during its annual general meeting, the Foundation welcomed engineers Chaïma ben Miloud, Blaise Mounga, Fatou Pompilus-Touré and Pierre Sauvé to the Board. We wish them well and look forward to the energy and diligence we know they will bring to the Foundation. To meet all the members of the Board, click here.

Three 2019 recipients talk about the impact of their FOIQ Scholarships on their futures. They are very proud, and so are we. This year it could be you. Apply for a scholarship here.

Good luck!



Because of weather conditions and time constraints, two different technologies were applied on the 3.4 km structure: heat-welded membranes made of SBS polymer modified bitumen (ANTIROCK line) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) membrane (ALSAN CIVIL line). Snow and rain showers restricted the application of the ANTIROCK products. SOPREMA therefore suggested another technology that was better suited to the site’s weather conditions: ALSAN CIVIL P70 primer and ALSAN CIVIL 773 waterproofing membrane, two PMMAbased products. The liquid membrane, manufactured in Québec, can be sprayed even in cold weather, which considerably speeds up execution. In addition to drying very quickly, it can be applied on irregular surfaces, unlike other technologies.

To view the full case study: https://blog.soprema.ca/en/samuel-de-champlain-bridge-case-study

This year, the Foundation lent its support to Génium360’s Inventer le monde de demain contest, in the Next Generation category. Audrey-Anne Ally, with a project called Serfix, won the $3,500 scholarship offered by the FOIQ.

Results of the 2020 Hats Off to You! contest 

For the second year, the Foundation participated in the Hats Off to You! contest, awarding two prizes of $2,000 each to students who took extraordinary action to promote engineering among young women. “The Fondation de l’Ordre des ingénieurs has worked to promote engineering among women for years. Our team considers it to be essential, and today we are proud to present our 2020 award recipients,” announced Radouan Torkmani, vice-president of the foundation. The foundation has every intention of awarding these two prizes again next year. Until then, hats off!  

Inspiring Engineers prizes
Excellence in Science

Fondation de l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

rystel Grégoire received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from ETS in the summer of 2019. She completed her final internship at Averna Technologies where, highly satisfied with her work, they decided to keep her on as an Automation Specialist. “I also started a master’s in machine learning (a field I am incredibly passionate about) at the Université de Montréal last fall. In addition, I am working on a technology project in the area of health with a friend I met at ETS. We are hoping to be able to integrate it with Centech. I am proud of what I’ve accomplished and am very much looking forward to finding out what the future holds for me,” Crystel asserts. We are very proud of her too, and we will be staying in touch. Congratulations, Crystel!

Vincent Nadon now holds a stimulating role in engineering within the security industry (ultrasonic device for electronic counter-surveillance). After completing his doctorate with distinction, he accepted a position at Santor. It’s a job he loves, and is proud of. 

Vincent also recently learned that his first ever patent, initially submitted over six years ago, has just been accepted by the USPTO. Persistence always pays off!  

Thank you for sharing your news with us, Vincent, and good luck with all that the future holds!

She is currently working towards a master’s degree in industrial engineering at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Her research project is being done through the Mitacs Accelerate program, which has allowed her to work part time for a Drummondville company, Équifab inc., where she is implementing her research project. Her research topic involves identifying the requirements for implementing Industry 4.0 in manufacturing SMEs in Quebec. Her very first article was just accepted in FAIM 2020; it should be published by the end of the year.

Since she’s still a student, Marie has gotten involved with the Quebec Engineering Competition 2021. She is co-chair of the organizing committee, alongside her colleague Marc-Antoine Roy (who also received a New Generation Scholarship last year). Congratulations Marie, what a journey!

05My name is Béatrice Cyr, I just completed my first year in Engineering Physics at Polytechnique de Montréal. In 2019, I received a Scholarship of the Future from the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Foundation. The scholarship was awarded by Kathy Baig, president of the Ordre des ingénieurs, and I was deeply honoured to have the chance to get to know this inspirational woman during the recognition event. She embodies a model of success for all young women looking to build a career in engineering. When I started university, I was awarded the Rio Tinto GéniElles scholarship, and became an ambassador for the program. As a result, I began getting involved with different events aimed at recruiting women into engineering, because it’s a cause that really matters to me. I am also involved in a number of projects where I share my personal journey. Finally, I participate in the tournée Géniale, which involves touring elementary schools in the Montreal area to deliver science workshops. The goal is to introduce children to engineering from a young age, while promoting gender equality within the profession. Through all the ways I get involved in the community, I hope to encourage and inspire young girls to pursue a career in engineering, as Kathy Baig did for me.

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