LEADERSHIP ROLES AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS

02/2019 – 03/2020

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Student Chapter at the University of Sherbrooke (ACI Sherbrooke)

President

  • Leading a team of 10 executive members and more than 175 total members to organize educational activities related to concrete technology (conferences, seminars, field trips, competitions, etc.),
  • Coordinating the participation of the University of Sherbrooke in international competitions (I was the mentor of a competition team in ACI International Competition on FRP-reinforced concrete),
  • Mobilizing students to engage in extra-curricular activities,
  • Coordinated the contribution of our chapter in ACI Excellent University Award 2019. Our chapter was selected as one of only two Canadian chapters among around 40 chapters worldwide to receive this recognition.

02/2018 – 02/2019

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Student Chapter at the University of Sherbrooke (ACI Sherbrooke)

General Secretary

  • Assisting the president in all administrative tasks,
  • Representing the president in his absence,
  • Follow-up of new memberships, proposal of promotional activities.

08/2018 – present

Organization for the Participation of Parents (OPP) (École Sainte-Anne, Sherbrooke, QC)

Founding executive member

This organization aims at engaging parents for positive implication in the learning environment of their kids.

ADVISING AND SUPERVISION

06/2017-06/2019

University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC

Supervision of internship students (Bachelor’s degree)

  • Maxime Giasson (Undergraduate student at University of Sherbrooke)
    Project: Cellulose nanocrystals for high performance concrete (Winter 2020),
  • Guillaume Joyal (Undergraduate student at University of Sherbrooke)
    Project: High performance composite deck slabs constructed with nano-modified concrete (Summer 2019),
  • Martin Leal (Master’s student at National Autonomous University of Mexico)
    Project: Development of Basalt-fiber-based strain-hardening cementitious composites (Summer 2018),
  • Luis Bastien (Undergraduate student at University of Sherbrooke)
    Project: Development of ecological strain-hardening cementitious composites using recycled glass powder and cellulose filaments (Winter 2018),
  • Ghassan Bichr (Undergraduate at National Engineering School of Tunis)
    Project: Nano-cellulose for controlling the autogenous shrinkage behaviour of ultra-high-performance concrete (Summer 2017).

09/2011-06/2015

University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Academic advisor

During my service at the University of Sharjah, I worked as an academic advisor for about 115 students (about 30 of them from their first day in the University until their graduation). My duty consisted of:

  • Ensuring that my advisees are following their study plan properly in order to accomplish the curriculum requirements timely,
  • Following-up advisees progress vis-à-vis the program plan,
  • Identifying students at risk (a GPA below 2.0/4.0) and make sure they are taking more 12 credit hours – as per the University bay laws.