What’s MSE?

Montreal Structural Engineers is an association founded in 1974 to foster professional development and exchanges between structural engineers working in the Montreal area.

The year’s program generally includes seven conferences. These conferences, which are free of charge and require no registration, are announced directly to associate members by e-mail.

Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held at McGill University or École de technologie supérieure on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from September to April, except December.

Each month, the presence of high-profile speakers is made possible thanks to the financial support of the sponsors and the support of many Montreal firms and universities in the region, the energy of the organizing committee and the close relations with the Montreal Chapter of the CSCE.

The content of the conference (PowerPoint) cannot be share with the participants after the conference.


The organizing committee generally meets six times a year to select topics and speakers for technical presentations and ensure their preparation.

This committee is composed of volunteers from local engineering firms, sponsoring companies and universities. The committee is composed of the following members:

  • Steve Parent
    Steve Parent President
    SDK & Associates
  • Yves Dénommé
    Yves Dénommé Communications Officer
    Association béton Québec
  • François Chaurette
    François Chaurette Events Officer
  • Étienne Cantin Bellemare
    Étienne Cantin Bellemare Webmaster
    T.Y. Lin International
  • Jean-François Groulx
    Jean-François Groulx Secretary and Training Officer
  • Anne Castaigne
    Anne Castaigne Activity coordinator
    Stanley Black and Decker / Dewalt
  • Hellen Christodoulou
    Hellen Christodoulou Organiser
    The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
  • Lucia Tirca
    Lucia Tirca Treasurer
    Concordia University
  • Jake Estok
    Jake Estok Organiser
  • Anne Bélanger
    Anne Bélanger Organiser
  • Sanda Koboevic
    Sanda Koboevic Organiser
    Polytechnique Montréal
  • Jean-Sébastien Penney
    Jean-Sébastien Penney Organiser
    SBSA Experts-conseils en structure
  • Lotfi Guizani
    Lotfi Guizani Organiser
    École de technologie supérieure