Congratulations to Gregory Dagenais, a student in Building Systems Engineering Technology at Vanier College who has been awarded the 2014 Gaz Metro Bursary of $1,000 by the Québec Order of Professional Technologists (Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec).
Passionate about how machines work
Gregory is passionate about Building Systems. From a very early age he was intrigued by how machines function. That interest combined with a liking for manual work led him to study Building Systems Engineering Technology (BSET). Gregory who is in his final year at Vanier “has distinguished himself thanks to his leadership and implication in the program,” says Anthony Belleau, Coordinator of the BSET program.
Very active outside the classroom
Outside the classroom, Gregory is involved in organizations associated with his chosen field of study. In 2012, he volunteered to become Vice-President of the Vanier College student branch of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE). This association seeks to advance the arts and sciences of HVAC&R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) to serve humanity by promoting a sustainable world. Gregory was named President of this branch last semester. Gregory has also been a proud member of the Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec since he first joined the Building Systems Engineering program.
Praise from companies where Gregory worked
While pursuing his cegep studies, Gregory also worked for two companies in the building systems field: Enertrak and le Groupe Master, both of which were immensely impressed with Gregory’s professionalism. Indeed, these companies recognized in Gregory “excellent motivation and a desire for learning that manifested itself in an impeccable technical capacity,” says Roger Nasrallah, the Director of Enertrak.
Gaz Metro supports the next generation
Gaz Métro congratulates Gregory Dagenais. “Gaz Métro believes that student success is at the very heart of a social ideal for Québec. This is why we support young people by offering a bursary to students in the technological programs,” says Stéphanie Trudeau, Vice president of Strategy, Communications and Sustainable Development. “Gaz Métro is proud to support the next generation and contribute to promoting and assuring the competence of professional technologists.”
Encouraging students and supporting quality education
The OTPQ bursary is intended to encourage students to pursue their higher education and to underscore the quality of their work and academic performance. Every year, the professional order awards more than $15,000 in bursaries to its affiliated students. the aim is to promote technological careers and support quality in the education and training student receive in cegeps. It’s also a way of highlighting the importance of the professional technologists in Québec society.
Gregory received his Gaz Metro bursary from Frank-Émile Saint-Phard, Directeur Régional des ventes Gaz Metro, and Denis Sénéchal, Adjoint développement professionnel, Responsable du Service aux étudiants, Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec, at a small reception held in his honour at Vanier College, on May 5, 2014.