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Senate 150 Medal awarded to Serge Leroueil for contribution in engineering and geotechnics

Ottawa, November 29, 2017 – Today, Senator Rosa Galvez (Quebec – Bedford) awarded Dr. Serge Leroueil from Quebec, QC, with the Senate 150 Medal in a ceremony in the Senate Chamber. The Senate 150 Medals are awarded by Senators to Canadians whose generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work make their communities a better place.

Dr. Serge Leroueil is a geotechnical engineer and retired professor of Laval University in Quebec City. His expertise ranges from soil mechanics and foundations to the analysis of soil behaviour. He has authored more than 300 scientific articles, including studies on natural disasters and landslides in Canada and around the world. His work becomes ever more important for infrastructure resiliency in the context of climate change and landslides caused by floods and seismicity.

Along with Dr. Leroueil, Senator Galvez nominated Dr. Hellen Christodoulou (Montreal, QC) and Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa (Vancouver, BC) for their exceptional contribution to science and engineering in Canada.


“Dr. Serge Leroueil’s work on land and soil characteristics is ever more important in the context of increased rain and flooding events. Through his teaching at Laval University, he built a generation of professionals with capacity to analyse soil mechanics on which we build essential infrastructures. I nominated Dr. Leroueil for his exceptional contribution in the teaching of engineering and geotechnics in Canada.”
– Senator Rosa Galvez

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Stéphane Laviolette
Office of Senator Rosa Galvez
613-996-2210 Stephane.Laviolette@sen.parl.gc.ca