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Leading fire protection expert remembered with LRI scholarship

Leber/Rubes Inc., a firm of fire and building code consultants based in Toronto, is creating an annual scholar...

January 12, 2010   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Leber/Rubes Inc., a firm of fire and building code consultants based in Toronto, is creating an annual scholarship that will be awarded to a masters or doctoral candidate in fire protection engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa.  The annual scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000.

The scholarship is to be named in honour of Dr. Guylene Proulx who passed away in December 2009 at the age of 48. Dr. Proulx was a researcher with the National Research Council and since 1992 was manager of the Human Factors project within the Fire Research Program at the Institute for Research in Construction.

Dr. Proulx was considered by her peers to be one of, if not the leading expert in the world in the field of human behaviour in fires. Her credentials include her involvement some of the biggest tragedies over the past two decades, including the 1993 and 2001 World Trade Centre bombings.

Dr. Proulx was also an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University and was involved in the publication of over 100 research papers and was a presenter at the majority of the international conferences in her field.  She was named to the Order of Canada in January 2010.

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