Historic donation from a graduate to help Faculty of Engineering students achieve success
|From left: Guy J. Gaudet, donor; Lucienne Doiron, wife of Mr. Gaudet; Catherine Ouellet, Vice-President, Association des étudiantes et étudiants en génie de l'Université de Moncton (AÉÉGUM); Charles Rand, President, AÉÉGUM; Jacques Paul Couturier, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Université de Moncton; Gilles C. Roy, Dean, Faculty of Ingineering; and Linda Schofield, Executive Director, Philanthropic Development, Alumni Relations, and Evolution Fundraising Campaign
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A historic donation of $1 million from Guy J. Gaudet, a civil engineering graduate of
Université de Moncton, has led to the creation of a new scholarship fund entitled the Guy
J. Gaudet Scholarship Fund.
The Guy J. Gaudet Scholarship Fund will be used to grant scholarships to Acadian students
enrolled full-time in a Faculty of Engineering program. The Guy J. Gaudet Scholarships
will be awarded yearly through revenues generated by the Fund.
And additional donation of $73,000 from Mr. Gaudet has also allowed us to modernize the
classroom, which now bears the name of Mr. Guy J. Gaudet.
The historic donation of $1,073,00 from Mr. Gaudet was presented as part of the
Fundraising Campaign and is the highest amount ever given to Université
de Moncton by one of its graduates. Mr. Gaudet holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (civil
engineering) from Université de Moncton (1976) and was named graduate of the year of the
Faculty of Engineering in 2015. He has built a distinguished career in the field of
“Education and the development of human potential have always been very important to
me,” emphasized Guy J. Gaudet. “With my donation, I hope that Université de Moncton
will be able to improve the training it offers and provide future Acadian students of the
Faculty of Engineering the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to our
society,” he went on to say.
According to Mr. Jacques Paul Couturier, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, “the
donation from Mr. Gaudet to his alma mater
is very important for Université de
Moncton and the Faculty of Engineering student population.” He added that “the
Scholarship Fund would promote accessibility to university studies for students interested
in engineering. The Guy J. Gaudet Classroom will facilitate exchanges between engineering
students collaborating on design projects.”
The Guy J. Gaudet Classroom was designed in a way that will foster active learning, while
allowing students to work in groups on joint projects, with a layout that fosters
exchanges and the use of new technologies. It is equipped with seven work stations with
integrated monitors, a large whiteboard, a station for the professor and small boards for
brainstorming sessions. The room is also equipped with three single workstations and can
accommodate up to 35 students.
“The continuous improvement of our student population’s working and studying methods
is a top priority,” mentioned Gilles Roy, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.” He went
on to say: “we are very happy about the creation of the Scholarship Fund and the
inauguration of a classroom that will be able to meet the needs of our student clientele.
The classroom will facilitate teamwork and design work, which are essential skills for
Fundraising Campaign is aimed at enhancing excellence in research and
development and offering a fulfilling student experience at Université de Moncton. As
part of this fundraising campaign, Université de Moncton continues to develop one of the
most generous and motivating scholarship programs in the province to foster existing
students, recruit new students and support those enrolled in graduate studies.
To make a donation to the Université de Moncton or for additional information, please
contact the philanthropic development office by calling 506-858-4130 or 1-888-362-1144,
visiting the Evolution
Fundraising Campaign website