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A mission for French-speaking engineers

In the wake of the disaster in Haiti, the Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec (OIQ) is giving direction to French-s...


In the wake of the disaster in Haiti, the Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec (OIQ) is giving direction to French-speaking engineers who wish to help with rebuilding efforts. Approximately 200,000 people died in the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which hit January 12, and millions are homeless. Buildings and infrastructure in the capital Port-au-Prince have been devastated.

The OIQ says the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) from the State University of New York at Buffalo has teamed up with the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG). They are seeking French-speaking engineers to take part in project teams for rebuilding. Contact tmeagley@buffalo.edu.

Engineers Canada has made a donation to the Canadian Red Cross for disaster relief for Haiti.