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June 17, 2005 - Source : NEWS
In senior management, the terms of Christophe Guy, Executive Director, Research and Innovation, and Louise Jolicoeur, Executive Director of Institutional Affairs and General Secretary, have been renewed until May 31, 2009. With respect to the departments, Clément Fortin has been appointed Executive Director, Department of Mechanical Engineering, for a first term and the terms of Richard Hurteau, Executive Director, Department of Electrical Engineering, and Louise Millette, Executive Director, Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, have been renewed until May 31, 2008.

Senior management

Christophe Guy, Executive Director, Research and Innovation
Christophe Guy, Eng., PhD, has been appointed Executive Director, Research and Innovation, for a second term beginning June 1, 2005, and ending May 31, 2009.

Mr. Guy's many accomplishments since his appointment in June 2001 include regularly updating Polytechnique's institutional research plan, restructuring the Research Commission and turning it into a consultation forum, designing several new policies and regulations, conducting numerous studies, notably a study involving the value of the role played by research support technicians, publishing the quarterly newsletter, Eurêka, to be included in the new Poly magazine, and creating various scholarships and financial assistance schemes for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in co-operation with the Department of Teaching and Training. Mr. Guy has also actively contributed to Polytechnique's enviable position in research in Québec and Canada, primarily through the support offered by the Department of Research and Innovation to new professors as they begin their careers in research and to professors working on major research projects. Mr. Guy also represents Polytechnique on the boards of more than a dozen Canadian R&D organizations.

Louise Jolicoeur, Executive Director, Department of Institutional Affairs, and General Secretary
Louise Jolicoeur, Attorney, MBA, has been appointed Executive Director, Department of Institutional Affairs, and General Secretary for a second term beginning June 1, 2005, and ending May 31, 2009.

Louise Jolicoeur began at Polytechnique in 1998 as General Secretary. On June 1, 2001, she was appointed head of the current Department of Institutional Affairs and General Secretariat. Since her appointment, the entire community has benefited from increased support and co-operation from the services and offices under the department's responsibility, from Ms. Jolicoeur herself and from her team. She has orchestrated an organizational climate study as well as a review of HR processes, six collective agreements have been renewed and discussions are currently underway in order to renew agreements with the associations. Polytechnique's visibility, promotion and image have been redesigned and the implementation of several procedures, policies and regulations has contributed to improved management of the School's information, documentation and operations. Ms. Jolicoeur represents Polytechnique on several external committees and serves as the President of the Association des secrétaires généraux d'établissements universitaires (ASGEU).

Departments


Clément Fortin, Executive Director, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Clément Fortin, Eng., PhD, has been appointed Executive Director, Department of Mechanical Engineering, for a first term beginning June 1, 2005, and ending May 31, 2008.

Mr. Fortin came to Polytechnique as a professor in 1987. An active professor, he has served on the Academic Board and the Studies Commission. Mr. Fortin has headed the mechanical engineering program committee and is in charge of reviewing the program as part of the training project. He is also involved in several research projects in the areas of design and manufacturing integration, as well as the definition and analysis of manufacturing data sheets. Mr. Fortin was formerly the CEO of Centre Prototech and also ran Polyplan Technologies.

Richard Hurteau, Executive Director, Department of Electrical Engineering
Richard Hurteau, Eng., D. Ing. has been appointed Executive Director, Department of Electrical Engineering, for a second term beginning June 1, 2005, and ending May 31, 2008.

Mr. Hurteau began his career at Polytechnique in 1977 as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Appointed associate professor in 1983 and full professor in 1991, Mr. Hurteau was the head of the automatic control engineering section for several years. Since his appointment as Executive Director, Department of Electrical Engineering, in June 2002, the School has benefited from his expertise in several institutional matters. His accomplishments include initiating and completing the review of the electrical engineering program and he has actively participated in negotiations, in particular those involving lecturers.

Louise Millette, Executive Director of the Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering
Louise Millette, Eng., PhD, has been appointed Executive Director, Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, for a second term beginning June 1, 2005, and ending May 31, 2008.

Ms. Millette's contribution has been exemplary since her arrival in July 2002, particularly with respect to the preparation of a strategic plan for the Department, Polytechnique's environmental management and the implementation of a partnership on sustainable development with the City of Montréal. She has also actively participated in the review process regarding the civil, geological and mining engineering programs.

 

 

 

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