The Canadian Academy of Engineering would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of all those lost on Flight 752. As we now know, this is a particularly Canadian tragedy as 138 of the 176 passengers were on their way or returning to Canada, many of them citizens, residents and students at Canadian schools, colleges and universities. It is also a profound loss to the Canadian engineering community with more than 30 studying, teaching and practicing engineering, computer science and technical trades throughout Canada, many at the outset of their careers.

They will not be forgotten.

The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) comprises many of the country’s most accomplished engineers, who have expressed their dedication to the application of science and engineering principles in the interests of the country and its enterprises. The Academy is an independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987 to serve the nation in matters of engineering concern.

The Academy is an active member of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS), which involves 26 leading countries.

Fellows of the Academy are nominated and elected by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. Fellows work closely with the other national engineering associations in Canada, and with the other Canadian academies that comprise the Council of Canadian Academies.