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National Engineering Month (NEM) 2022

March is National Engineering Month (NEM). We are working with the NEM organization to present two seminars: CAE Canadian Engineering Grand Challenges Webinar, March 7, 2022 12:00pm EST CAE Building Gender Inclusive Workplaces Webinar, March 24, 2022 6:00pm EST Registering links will soon be available!

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Role of hydrogen and methane emissions reduction in achieving net-zero by 2050

November 23, 2021 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM ET


CAE Fellows Notice Board

Meet our New Fellows

Lorne M. Trottier

2021 Honorary Fellow

Lorne M. Trottier


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CAE is working with @NEMOntario to present two seminars:

CAE Canadian Engineering Grand Challenges Webinar, Mar 7, 2022 12:00pm EST

CAE Building Women Inclusive Workplaces Webinar, Mar 24, 2022 6:00pm EST

Registration links will be available soon!

Vancouver Island Engineering Society Meeting Reminder

Friday 7th January 2022
ZOOM at 11:30 am to 1:00pm (PST)

Register here:


Congratulations to the CAE Fellows who were recently appointed to the #OrderofCanada by @GGCanada


Carl-Eric Aubin
V.I. Lakshmanan


Michael P. Collins

Dharma Wijewickreme, #FCAE, has been awarded the prestigious 2022 John B. Stirling Medal by the Engineering Institute of Canada. Congratulations!

Attention Students !

The 2022 CAE Scholarships are now open and accepting applications.

These scholarships are intended to provide recognition and to reward students who exemplify the values of leadership and integrity that the Academy espouses.

Congratulations to Federico Rosei (@inrsciences) who was recently awarded the Prix Marie-Victorin 2021. #PrixduQuébec @GouvQc

Congratulations to Federico Rosei (@inrsciences) who was recently awarded the Prix Acfas Urgel-Archambault from @_Acfas

December 6 is a somber day for engineers in Canada as we reflect on the 14 lives lost in 1989.
#16days #6decembre

Read more here:

Six décembre 2021 – 32 ans après – Souvenir et recueillement

Congrats! @UCLA distinguished adjunct professor and alumnus Asad Madni @ECE_UCLA has received the Medal of Honor from @IEEEorg, the world's largest technical professional organization's most prestigious award.

Congratulations to Associate Dean (Research) Amir Fam, recipient of the 2021 Canadian Society for Civil Engineering's Casimir Gzowski Medal, which is awarded annually for the best civil engineering paper in surveying, structural engineering or heavy construction.

Did you miss our recent webinar "Role of #hydrogen and #methane emissions reduction in achieving net-zero by 2050"?

Watch it here:

The @TheCdnAcadofEng is a signatory to the statement from CAETS. This statement has been issued following #COP26Glasgow.

The CAE is a member of the CAETS Energy cmte, Sustainable Development cmte and chairs the Engineering Education cmte.

Read here:

16 experts + 633 references = 278 pages of important insights into the opportunities and challenges Canada will face in transitioning towards a #CircularEconomy. Turning Point lands November 25, 2021 at #CCAreports #Circularity

On #RemembranceDay2021,we thank the men and women who served and currently serve in the Canadian Forces, regular forces and reserves, which includes many of our Fellows.

Our webinar (w/ @NRCan) 'Role of Canada’s Forest Sector for Economic Development and Climate Change Mitigation' is happening today @ 1pm ET.

There's still time to register:

Ds le cadre d’une série sur la #carboneutralité, nous tenons avec @TheCdnAcadofEng un webinaire sur le rôle de notre secteur forestier dans le développement économique + l’atténuation du #ChangementClimatique. Soyez des nôtres le 10 nov.

Plus :

Together with the @TheCdnAcadofEng we are hosting a #NetZero Webinar on the role of Canada’s forest sector in economic development & #ClimateChange mitigation. Join us on November 10.

Learn more & find out how to register:

.@TheCdnAcadofEng is hosting Role of Canada’s Forest Sector for Economic Development and Climate Change on November 10 @ 1pm ET.

Register here:

.@TheCdnAcadofEng is hosting The Role of Hydrogen and Methane Emissions Reduction in Achieving Net-Zero on Nov 23 @ 1pm ET.

Register here:

.@WesternU researcher @SP_Simonovic, #FCAE, shows how – and where – flooding will put humans and property at risk under changing climate

.@Concordia researchers, including Muthukumaran Packirisamy, #FCAE, develop a new way to find cancer at the nanometre scale.

Congrats to Baining Guo, #FCAE, who was awarded the 2021 Marr Prize at the @IEEEorg International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV).

Congratulations to Dharma Wijewickreme, #FCAE, who has been recognized with the 2021 G. Geoffrey Meyerhof Award by @CanadianGeotech for his “outstanding contributions to soil mechanics and foundation engineering.”

Today is the first #NationalDayofTruthandReconciliation. This holiday gives us a chance to recognize and commemorate the intergenerational harm that residential schools caused to Indigenous families and communities, and to honour those who have been affected by this injustice.

Congratulations to our very own Bruce Taylor on his Canada's Clean50 award ( for top consultant & enabler 2022!

Check the other 16 winners at and read the full press release at

#clean50 #Bcorp

Congratulations to the CAE Fellows who were named as @RSCTheAcademies Fellows:

Mohini Sain (@UofT)
Qiang Yang (@hkust)
Karim Zaghib (@KarimZaghib)
Masoud Farzaneh (@UQAC)

New water quality assessment technique could be a game changer

Finding innovative solutions: #UofTEngineering Professor Michael Sefton is exploring the potential of dendritic skin cells to transform type 1 #diabetes treatment 🔬:

Nous félicitons @michele_prevost @polymtl, chercheuse au CentrEau @universitelaval appuyé par le @FRQ_NT, nommée fellow de l'Académie canadienne du génie @TheCdnAcadofEng!
#communautéFRQ @CFSG_QC @CRSNG_NSERC @JaniceBailey6 @MELCC_Qc @CERC_CERC @AcfasNG

Congratulations to Tsinghua alumni Prof. Liu Xue (Steve) and Prof. David Zhang Dapeng for being selected as fellows by the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) for their achievements in computing and biometrics. @TheCdnAcadofEng

A team of researchers from @uvic engineering, including Andrew Pape-Salmon, #FCAE, is providing critical expert advice to the Greater Victoria 2030 District, a group of property managers and owners who plan to cut emissions from 37 local buildings.

Amazing! Professor Marin Litoiu, @LassondeSchool and @YorkULAPS, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering for his outstanding achievements and service. | @TheCdnAcadofEng #YUResearch

2/2: And congratulations to #NRCAero Dr. Priti Wanjara for also being elected as a Fellow, for her collaborations with the world’s leading engineering companies and contributions to fundamental and applied materials science!

1/2: Congratulations to #NRCPhotonics Dr. Ye Tao for being elected as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering for his work on organic LEDs, photovoltaics and printable electronics over the past two decades!

Congratulations to Kim Sturgess, the 2021 recipient of the @TheCdnAcadofEng Léopold Nadeau Memorial Award.

Congratulations to #PolyUresearchers Prof. Cheng Li of the Department of #MechanicalEngineering & Prof. Guo Song of the Department of #Computing on being named #Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering!

Congratulations Katrina Cecco @uoftmie @uoftengineering
for winning the 2021 CAE William G. Belfry SAE Award @TheCdnAcadofEng

Terrific news indeed.

Congratulations to Catherine Mavriplis (@CWSE_ON), #FCAE, who received the 'Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession, 2021' in the @EngineersCanada Awards 2021.

Congratulations @RyersonFEAS Dean Tom Duever! We are proud of you! via @RyersonU

2021 CAE Scholarship Winners Announced!

Congrats to Shadman Sajid (@UCalgary) - 2021 CAE Bruce Aubin SAE Aerospace Design Award.

Congrats to Katrina Cecco (@UofT) - 2021 CAE William G. Belfry SAE Award.

Read our official news release here:

L’équipe de l’Académie Canadienne du génie vous souhaite de belles festivités de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste!

The Canadian Academy of Engineering team wishes everyone happy Saint-Jean-Baptiste festivities!

Congratulations to 5 @QueensEngineer community members being honoured by @TheCdnAcadofEng - Drs. Kim McAuley, Mark Diederichs and Ugo Piomelli, Provost & Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark F. Green, Sc’87 & alumna Kim Sturgess, Sc'77

Polytechnique Montréal .(@polymtl)achieves 30 by 30

Today we celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (#INWED2021).

At CAE, we strive to encourage the concept of engineering as a career for all, as well as celebrate all that women have contributed to the world of engineering.

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Professional Engineers Ontario (@PEO_HQ has inducted @UWindsorENG professor Waguih ElMaraghy into its Order of Honour. #UWinDailyNews ⬇️

Announced today, a noteworthy five #westernuEng faculty members have been named among the 52 new Fellows elected into @TheCdnAcadofEng. Congratulations to all! #westernu

Congrats to EVP Gary Smith on his election as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Gary has spent 37 years improving the utility system across North America & the Caribbean. Congrats also to Octavia Dobre, Faisal Khan & Lorraine Mitchelmore. @CDNelectricity @MemorialU

Kudos to @CanCommSchols alumnus Mark Green (Cambridge, 1987), professor of civil engineering, and Provost & VP Academic @queensu on his election to Fellowship in @TheCdnAcadofEng

Une très belle reconnaissance reçue par le DG de l'ÉTS pour ses contributions à la profession d'ingénieur, décernée par @TheCdnAcadofEng #ETSMTL

Congrats to our Dr. Faisal Khan, @MUN_Engineering Assoc Dean Grad Studies & @MUN_CRISE Director, on his election as a Fellow of @TheCdnAcadofEng. Congrats also to @MemorialU Octavia Dobre, @Fortis_NA Gary Smith & to all newly elected #FCAE Fellows. 👏👏👏

Congratulations to Professor Sheryl Staub-French on being elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering--one of the highest professional honours an engineer in Canada can receive! @sherylsf12 @TheCdnAcadofEng

Congratulations to Dr. Walter Mérida on being elected a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers! @UBC_wmerida @TheCdnAcadofEng

Congratulations to all new @TheCdnAcadofEng fellows, especially to @MemorialU #engineering profs Dr. Faisal Khan and Dr. Octavia Dobre, as well as @MUN_Engineering alumni Dr. Pengfei Liu with @UniofNewcastle and Gary Smith with @Fortis_NA on this well-deserved recognition.


Congratulations to @UCLA Prof. Asad Madni @ECE_UCLA for being elected one of only two @TheCdnAcadofEng 2021 International Fellows.

#EngineerTogether @IEEEorg

Proud and honored to join 51 other outstanding engineers as a Fellow of the @TheCdnAcadofEng!

@MUN_CRISE @MUN_Engineering @TheCdnAcadofEng @MemorialU @Fortis_NA Congratulations Dr. Khan and to all newly elected CAE Fellows. DYK - Dr. Khan established our Process Engineering Undergraduate Program @MUN_Engineering based on clean and green engineering principles & sustainable resource development - the 1st in Canada.👏

Congratulations to all the new @TheCdnAcadofEng Fellows, including Beth Parker a member of our Expert Panel on Harnessing Science and Technology to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction (2014)


Congratulations to our very own Dr. Qiao Sun on being named one of the 52 new Fellows with the @TheCdnAcadofEng! #SchulichProud #YYC @UCalgary #Innovation #Research #Technology

Meet our new Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellows @MemorialU @MUN_Engineering @NRC_CNRC @TheCdnAcadofEng @EngAustralia @peg_nl

Congratulations to Halim Yanikomeroglu (@CarletonSce) who has received the IEEE Communications Society (@ComSoc) Fred W. Ellersick Prize.

Interested in floodplain mapping over large regions (Canada), population exposure and climate change impacts - join @ICLRCanada Friday Forum tomorrow June 18th for a free webinar. Registration link @IcfmI @westernuEng @westernuCAS @UWO_WWC #flooding

Congrats to Gilles Patry, #FCAE, who has received an honorary doctorate from University of Ottawa (@uOttawa).

Today we welcome fifty-two new Fellows who were elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Tomorrow, Jun 15, we are hosting 2 webinars.

Join us for 'Future Perspectives of Engineering Education and the Impact of the Pandemic' here:

Join us for 'Nuclear Fission and Fusion: Widening the Path to Net-Zero' here:

Hydro head Jennifer Williams, #FCAE, tapped as interim CEO of @NalcorEnergy

On Tues, June 15, 2021 @TheCdnAcadofEng , in Collaboration with @SPEtweets, and @PTAC_Canada, will be hosting its third Net-Zero webinar, titled Nuclear Fission and Fusion: Widening the Path to Net-Zero.

Find more info and registration details here:

Congratulations to Harold (Hal) Kvisle, #FCAE, who recently received the @ICDCanada Fellowship Designation (F.ICD).

Congrats to the CAE Fellows honoured by the @OIQ Engineering Excellence Awards:

Réal Laporte - Grand prix d'excellence professionnelle

Jamal Chaouki - HONORIS GENIUS innovation technologique

Carl-Eric Aubin - HONORIS GENIUS innovation technologique

Congrats to Samuel Ariaratnam (@ASU) , #FCAE, who was recently named this year’s winner of the @ASCETweets Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award. Only the 6th academic to receive the accolade in the 50 years it has been presented.

Engineering prof, Slobodan P. Simonovic (@SP_Simonovic), #FCAE, named among world’s top climate scientists by @Reuters. Congratulations!

Notre plus récent rapport, Dynamiser la découverte, explore des approches pour soutenir les chercheurs et une recherche variée. Il présente des approches prometteuses et novatrices propres à accroître l’efficience du financement ainsi qu’à favoriser et à mesurer les retombées.

Our latest report, Powering Discovery, explores approaches for supporting researchers and a wide spectrum of research. It also sheds light on promising and novel approaches for increasing funding efficiency and promoting and measuring impact. #CndSci

Congratulations to those CAE Fellows who were recent recipients of the 2021 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards presented by @PEO_HQ and @O_S_P_E:

Baher Abdulhai
Michael F. Cunningham

L’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (@OIQ) recognizes Ted Stathopoulos (@Concordia) for his contributions to the field over 4 decades. Congrats!

Join @TheCdnAcadofEng at the Ocean Engineering Seminar tomorrow (March 23 @ 12 PM EST) to discuss industrial activities in Canada’s oceans and opportunities to work toward net-zero carbon emissions. Attend for free online. Save your spot: #NEM2021

We invite you to join us at 12 p.m. on March 25, 2021, for Choosing Canada’s Automotive Future – an interactive webinar hosted by @TheCdnAcadofEng

Find out more here:

Join @TheCdnAcadofEng at the Ocean Engineering Seminar on March 23 @ 12 PM EST to discuss industrial activities in Canada’s oceans and opportunities to work toward net-zero carbon emissions. Attend for free online. Save your spot:

There is still time to register for our webinar "Mentoring Women in Engineering", happening today at 12:00 pm EST.

Find out more here:

On March 23, join us at the Ocean Engineering Seminar led by @TheCdnAcadofEng. Attend for free & online. Save your spot at this great #NEM2021 event today:

Engineering professors at @queensu, including #FCAE Ian Moore, received more than $4 million to continue their collaboration with @RMCCanadaCMR into climate change.

Today is #WorldEngineeringDay.

This day allows us to reflect on engineering achievements in our modern world and the engineers who help make it happen.

Thank you to our Past, Present and Future CAE Fellows!

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