Capstone Projects and Applied Research Initiatives Showcased at Collège Boréal

PHOTO (de gauche à droite) : Mme Nancy Raymond, directrice du Bureau de développement, Shawn Asselin, Kelly Giguère, Louis-Alexis Billard, Zachary Cloutier, Kevin Pinto et Mme Tina Montgomery, doyenne de l'École des métiers et des technologies appliquées et de l'École de l'environnement et des richesses naturelles.

PHOTO (left to right) : Mrs. Nancy Raymond, Director of the Office of Development, Shawn Asselin, Kelly Giguère, Louis-Alexis Billard, Zachary Cloutier, Kevin Pinto, and Mrs. Tina Montgomery, Dean of the School of Trades and Applied Research and the School of the Environment and Natural Resources. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Sudbury – Collège Boréal

Tonight, at Collège Boréal’s Sudbury campus, the School of Trades and Applied Technology and the School of the Environment and Natural Resources held an evening presentation of capstone projects and applied research initiatives.

Third-year students enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technologist program, the Electronics Engineering Technologist program, the Mining and Civil Engineering Technologist program, as well as the Architectural Technologist program presented their capstone projects, the result of several months of work. Five exceptional projects were chosen for the evening presentation; each student received a $1000 scholarship.

Kevin Pinto, a student enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technologist program, presented an alarm system designed to reduce basement flooding.

Shawn Asselin, a student enrolled in the Electronics Engineering Technologist program, showcased the ABTV, a television or computer monitor peripheral used to extend a screen’s display with ambient light.

Louis-Alexis Billard, a student enrolled in the Mining and Civil Engineering Technologist program, examined which steel beams would be appropriate for a road expansion project on the Pont de Troncé in France.

Zachary Cloutier, a student enrolled in the Mining and Civil Engineering Technologist program, studied the production site of an underground mine to reduce the time required to complete a mining cycle and maximize equipment usage.

Through parametric designs, Kelly Giguère, a student enrolled in the Architectural Technologist program, presented her vision for La Place des arts, a gathering place for the francophone artistic community of Greater Sudbury.

Dr. André Ferron, professor and program coordinator for Collège Boréal’s Fish and Wildlife Management Technologist program as well as the Forestry Technologist program, provided an update on an ongoing applied research initiative: the incubation and breeding of whitefish in Collège Boréal’s fish-farming laboratory for the purpose of commercial farming.

Aiming to promote innovation as well as stimulate economic growth and productivity, Collège Boréal undertakes applied research projects with businesses, industries, and community organizations. These projects are linked to the development of products, processes, prototypes, and industrial designs as well as marketing strategies.

Quotes

“The quality of the projects presented tonight demonstrates the ongoing commitment of Collège Boréal students and staff. In addition, applied research initiatives allow our students to take part in engaging activities with highly qualified and passionate professionals.”

Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal

“Capstone projects motivate and engage our students. Learning to successfully carry out a project is a fundamental aspect of post-secondary education allowing students to link knowledge, techniques, and various skills while developing initiative and organizational abilities.”

Tina Montgomery, Dean of the School of Trades and Applied Research and the School of the Environment and Natural Resources, Collège Boréal

Quick Facts

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.

Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of services in 35 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, services for immigrants, and services pertaining to employability. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 70 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in four out of the five areas surveyed! Out of all Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, graduate satisfaction rate, and employment rate in the province. Moreover, 97% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!

Associated Links

To find out more about Collège Boréal programs and services, please visit our website at www.collegeboreal.ca or follow us Facebook and Twitter @collegeboreal.

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Contact:
Josée Campeau-Rousselle
Manager of Communications and Media Relations
705-560-6673, ext. 1235
josee.campeau-rousselle@collegeboreal.ca


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