Montreal, November 9, 2018 - The IRSST/Ambassadors’ Club Joint Award was handed out at the 2018 Recognition Award Gala, a marquee event organized by the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Given this year for the first time, this award went to two researchers: Dr. Jérémie Voix, a professor and researcher at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), and Dr. Franck Sgard, a researcher at the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail (IRSST) and associate professor at the ÉTS and the Université de Sherbrooke. It is thanks to their combined initiatives that the 26th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV26) will be held in Montreal in 2019.
This international congress is a high-profile event in the field of acoustics and vibration. It offers scientists and engineers an ideal opportunity to share their latest research findings and discuss ideas on theories, technologies and applications in this field.
IRSST president and CEO, Ms. Marie Larue, underscored the work of the two award recipients at the 2018 Recognition Gala: “I would personally like to congratulate researchers Jérémie Voix and Franck Sgard, whose dedication and efforts succeeded in bringing this prestigious international congress to Montreal.”
“Influential women and men who actively attract international congresses to Montreal do so with a passion and pride that are both celebrated at the Recognition Award Gala, a prestigious event where our vibrant metropolis is showcased by the tourism industry and the university and business communities,” explained Professor Hany Moustapha, president of the Ambassadors’ Club of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
The IRSST/Ambassadors’ Club Joint Award is the result of a 2016 agreement signed by the IRSST and the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The competition will be repeated in 2019.