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Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.
Thibodeau-DeGuire is not an ancestor, but famous, she is.
Thibodeau-DeGuire is President and Executive Director of Centraide of Greater
Montréal, a position she has held since 1991.
from Montréal's École Polytechnique in civil engineering in 1963, Michѐle
worked as an engineer for almost 20 years, before being appointed Québec's
Delegate General to New
England in 1982. From 1985 to
1991, she served as an executive at École Polytechnique.
In June 2001,
Michѐle was admitted to the Academy of Great Montrealers.
In 1999, she was named Personality of the Year by Les Affaires magazine.
She is also the recipient of the Ordre du mérite1995 of the Association des
dipômés de l'Université de Montréal, and the 1995 Meritorious Services Award
of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.
Michѐle is a
member of the Canadian Engineering Academy and the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, which granted her
its Grand Prix d'Excellence 1995. She is a director of Canadian Policy Research
Networks Inc., as well as a governor of the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie
de Laval and the Association des Dipômés de Polytechnique, which awarded her
its Prix Mérite 1994.
Greater Montréal helps half a million underprivileged people year after year.
Through its annual fundraising campaign, it provides financial assistance for
324 community agencies and projects in the Greater Montréal area. Centraide's
work depends on the dedication of more that 68, 000 volunteers.
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