Official Opening of NDSC Room in Faculty of Engineering
|From left to right: Charles Rand, President of the Engineering Students' Association of the Université de Moncton; Linda Schofield, Executive Director of University Relations, Philanthropic Development and the Evolution Fundraising Campaign; Gilles C. Roy, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering; Sister Agnès Léger, Superior General of the Religieuses de Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur; and Jacques Paul Couturier, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor of the Université de Moncton.|
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Thanks to revenue generated by the Fonds Suzanne-Cyr through the Impact Campaign, a
generous donation was recently made by the Religieuses de Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur
(NDSC) toward the establishment of the NDSC Room in the Faculty of Engineering at the
Université de Moncton.
This new “smart” room, which engineering students now use to develop teamwork
techniques, boasts advanced hardware including a shared whiteboard system.
Both conducive to knowledge exchange and configured with leading-edge technologies, the
NDSC Room not only provides a space for teams of students to work together on common
projects but also facilitates interaction with the instructor, who can monitor project
progress in real time and provide feedback to the group.
“The Université de Moncton and the student population of the Faculty of Engineering are
grateful for this substantial donation,” stated Jacques Paul Couturier, Interim
President and Vice-Chancellor of the Université de Moncton. “This new room is specially
designed to meet our students’ learning needs and more effectively prepare them for the
“Education was the primary mission of the Religieuses de Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur for
many years,” explained Sister Agnès Léger, Superior General of the Religieuses de
Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur. “We are consequently pleased to have been able to contribute
to this innovative project to promote learning among students in the Faculty of
Students enrolled in courses where project-based learning plays a major role will attend
classes in this room.
“Teamwork and design work are essential skills for engineers,” added Gilles Roy, Dean
of the Faculty of Engineering. “This solution takes us far out of the conventional
lecture hall and into an innovative teaching space. Since we offer a number of courses
involving project-based learning, this room helps students to develop the related skills
in a space designed specifically to promote this type of learning.”
The NDSC Room has been up and running since the start of the 2018–2019 academic year.