For Patrick Dumond, the 2013 edition of the Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la capitale nationale (RGA) has been a defining moment. Winning third place of the Leadership Program Chefs de file 3.0 was indeed the crowning of this young leader’s continued efforts and leadership.
Dumond, currently enrolled in a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, is a student of remarkable accomplishment. Aside from taking part in numerous competitions, such as Present around the World (PATW) hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and Supermileage organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers International, he earned an honourable mention for his work as a teaching assistant.
One of the most brilliant endeavours of this student has been his participation in the first uOttawa Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which requires graduate students to present their thesis topic in three minutes in a comprehensive language, appropriate for non-specialized audiences. Dumond earned the first place finish and was awarded a cash prize.
Dumond stated that his success was in light of the Faculty’s support of students’ entrepreneurial ventures and fostering of experiential learning. He said he had never missed out on opportunities encouraging students to take part in competitions, and believed that his RGA award was all thanks to his participation in these activities.
“I feel very privileged to have been given such an opportunity and hope that more students in the future take advantage of these opportunities provided by the community, the Faculty and the Dean”, Dumond said.
Chefs de file 3.0 aims to provide university students and recent graduates with networking opportunities in French as well as life skills to succeed in their career path, and to excel in the business world and in all areas of their lives.
On Saturday, April 12th, at the Gala de l’excellence held at the Ottawa Convention Centre, Dumond received commendation, along with three other winners: Isabelle d’Amour-Tanguay of Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (1st place); Katherine Lahaie of Glatfelter Gatineau Ltée (2nd place); and Vanessa Lafrenière of EvoluTEL (also 3rd place). They earned bursaries totalling $3,000.
Congratulations Patrick Dumond on your ongoing success!