Looking back at his own time as a student, Arsenault acknowledges the valuable learning he gained with Concordia’s Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja team.
“When I was at SAE, there was a lot of hands-on experience with cutting and welding steel, as well as with fabrication, which greatly helped in dealing with the initial setup and build of my mobile van,” he says.
Arsenault also played for the Stingers men’s rugby team for three seasons during his studies. The team won the 2005-06 championships and Arsenault was named an all-star in 2009.
Whether it was through his involvement with SAE, the Stingers or pursuing his engineering degree, Arsenault attributes the success of ArsenoVelo to his student experience.
“I think what I took away the most was my work ethic,” he says. “Concordia gave me the opportunity to fail. I faced a lot of challenges while there and I learned a great deal from my failures and setbacks. I also learned what it takes to succeed.”