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Director Claire Deschênes doubly honored in 2019

CIWES-ICFIS warmly congratulates Director Claire Deschênes on her appointment as Member (CM) of the Order of Canada on June 27, 2019. This appointment highlights her contribution to research and teaching in mechanical engineering and for her remarkable involvement in promoting women in science and engineering.

Claire Deschenes and Julie Payette

The meeting of two engineers.

Her Excellency the Right Hounorable Julie Payette (right) congratulated Claire Deschênes (left) during the presentation of the Order of Canada medal at Rideau Hall on November 21, 2019.

For more information:

https://www.gg.ca/en/honours/canadian-honours/order-canada/claire-deschenes-cm

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/premiere-heure/segments/entrevue/143061/ordre-du-canada-claire-deschaines

That’s not all. On September 21, 2019, Claire Deschênes received an honorary PhD in engineering from the president of the Université de Sherbrooke, to pay tribute to her professional and academic career.

Claire Deschênes received an honorary PhD in engineering from the president of the Université de Sherbrooke

In the picture, Claire Deschênes signs the ledger of the University of Sherbrooke during the presentation of her honorary PhD in engineering, in the presence of the dean Patrik Doucet (right) and the president Pierre Cossette (left).

https://www.usherbrooke.ca/a-propos/histoire-de-luniversite/docteurs-dhonneur/docteurs/d/claire-deschenes/

 By the same occasion, Dean Patrick Doucet announced the launch of the Claire-Deschênes Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition, named in her honor. She warmly applauded the Faculty of Engineering at the Université of Sherbrooke for this remarkable initiative, which allows eight postdoctoral scholarships to be offered to women researchers, associated with eight professorship tenor track positions in engineering!

https://www.usherbrooke.ca/promo/genie/claire-deschenes-en/