Biological and Agricultural Engineering

BAE Departmental Seminar: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Engineering Education

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
2:10 PM

BAE Departmental Seminar


Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Engineering Education


Claude Laguë, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering/Fulbright Scholar in Technological Entrepreneurship, University of Ottawa

Dr. Claude Laguë has been interested and actively involved in student entrepreneurship for more than 25 years. As Dean of Engineering, he had the opportunity to ‘make things happen’, first at the University of Saskatchewan and then at the University of Ottawa. Since 2006, uOttawa Engineering has developed and implemented a number of activities, initiatives, and programs to educate students about entre‐ and intrapreneurship and to offer them opportunities to ‘get their hands dirty’. Dr. Laguë will present the ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’ in place at uOttawa Engineering as well as some preliminary observations on the main features of similar initiatives at different California engineering schools.

Dr. Claude Laguë is a licensed professional engineer in the Canadian provinces of Ontario (P.Eng.) and of Québec (ing.). He is a Fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE) and of Engineers Canada (FEC). Dr. Laguë has over 30 years of professional experience in academia, academic leadership, and consulting engineering. He has been a professor of agricultural engineering at Université Laval, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Ottawa in the areas of the engineering of agricultural machinery systems, the engineering of manure management systems, and the environmental impacts of agricultural activities and operations. Between 1995 and 2016, Dr. Laguë served as the inaugural Chair of a newly formed academic department, a Vice‐Dean, and a Dean of Engineering. He is currently a Fulbright Canada Scholar and his work focuses on entrepreneurship in engineering education. He holds bachelor and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering from Université Laval and he obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of BAE at UC Davis in 1990. Claude and his wife, Ms. Liliane Chénard, are the proud parents of two grown sons, Georges and Édouard. Georges was born in 1987 right here in California during Claude’s doctoral studies.

Refreshments will be served.

2045 Bainer Hall University of California Davis

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