At the 18th Ceremony of Excellence, the Faculty of Engineering took a moment to pay tribute to its most capable students.
On the evening of November 11, 2014, over 300 people including students, staff and guests attended the event that took place at Tabaret Hall. Masters of ceremony Dr. Marcel Turcotte, Vice-Dean (Academic Affairs), and Chantale Foré, Administrator of undergraduate programs, opened the ceremony and Dean Claude Laguë followed with a speech that welcomed all attendees.
“We have the pleasure and the privilege to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of some of our most deserving undergraduate students,” declared Dean Laguë, who mentioned how meaningful this 18th ceremony was. The Dean took the opportunity to thank all parents and friends for their support towards those deserving young men and women over the years.
Dr. Laguë also took time to show his appreciation towards the individuals and organizations that funded the awards, bursaries, and scholarships that were offered to the students. “Your contributions to the education of our computer and engineering students are greatly appreciated and we are extremely grateful to you. Your gesture shows loudly and clearly the significance of uOttawa engineering and computer education programs”, said Dean Laguë.
Keynote speaker Tony Stelliga is the recipient of the Faculty of Engineering Alumni Award of Excellence in 2014 delivered a very inspiring speech. With his vast industrial knowledge, this alumnus shared his experience and encouraged students to always do their research and to be open to opportunities. Mr. Stelliga also stressed the importance of building a good team as a key factor for success.
Tony Stelliga currently lives in Silicon Valley and has been acting as Chief Executive Officer of Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. since February 2013. After completing a bachelor in computer science, Mr. Stelliga followed a successful career path, which led him to different parts of the world and to several managing and strategic roles including Chairman and CEO of Quellan, and later Intel Corporation; Vice President and General Manager at LSI Logic Corporation and Newbridge Microsystems; and Board member of Q-Sound Corporation. Stelliga is the founder of Softcom Microsystems, a high performance semiconductor company that was acquired by Intel in 1999, and holds 20 US Patents.
Some key scholarships included in this year’s ceremony of excellence:
- President’s Scholarship - Alex Poitras
- Chancelor’s Scholarship - Kyle Gillis
- Faculty of Engineering Memorial Scholarship - Alexine Marianayagam, Dana Berdusco, Isa Murray, Janie Amyot, Jeanne Monique Séguin, Lauryn Farrell, Nahyan Ali
Congratulations to all our deserving students!