The McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering (MIAE)
Led by the Lorne Trottier Chair in Aerospace Engineering, Professor Stephen Yue, the MIAE will play a leading role in promoting and coordinating collaboration between academic and industrial researchers, planning and initiating courses and encouraging undergraduate students to engage in projects with aerospace companies.The MIAE will be integrated with similar institutes already existing at Concordia, École Technologie Superieure, École Polytechnique and Ryerson University, under the umbrella of the Montreal Aerospace Institute (MAI).
Montreal’s Aerospace Industry
Montreal’s Aerospace Industry is the world’s 4th largest centre of aerospace manufacturing and is the only area in the world where an entire aircraft can be assembled from locally manufactured components. Aerospace is Quebec’s leading export industry (over $10B in annual shipments).
Aerospace and Students
The Institute will offer work terms (500 to 1000 hours per year) to top undergraduate students to perform collaborative, industry driven, design and research projects. These will be supervised by aerospace industry engineers and McGill professors.
The MIAE will promote and facilitate research between McGill and the aerospace industry at the graduate level. This will include opportunities for graduate students and Faculty to work in aerospace facilities, and industry engineers to work in McGill laboratories.