CAE News for the week of the 18 June

On a weekly basis, the CAE compiles news of interest to the organization and its members, and makes it publicly available on our website. The CAE works to highlight emerging issues in which engineering has a role as well as promote recognition of engineering excellence and innovation.  

Canadian Archive of Women in STEM: Request for participation

 The Canadian Archive of Women in STEM is a collaboration between Library and Archives Canada, INWES-ERI and the uOttawa Library to create a “portal” that gathers information about archival collections from across the country that focus on Canadian women in STEM. At the launch on 19 June, it was announced that the records of the late Claudette Mackay-Lassonde, FCAE, would be donated to the University of Ottawa. I am writing at the behest of Marina Bokovay, Head, Archives and Special Collections, Morisset Library, University of Ottawa to encourage female CAE Fellows to consider donation of their records to the University of Ottawa Archives and Special Collections. For more information, click here.

Carbon Pricing

In a 2017 report, the Conference Board of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering modelled the GHG change and economic effect of a carbon tax. For more information, click here.

Nadeau Award

Congratulations to John Leggat, FCAE, for being awarded the Canadian Academy of Engineering Leopold Nadeau Memorial Award, presented by past-President Doug Ruth at our 2018 Annual Meeting in Calgary. The Nadeau Award, named after the first Executive Director of the CAE, acknowledges extraordinary contributions of individuals to the CAE.


Stuart Foster: Natural Selection

Sunnybrook Research Institute – June 19, 2018

Dr. Stuart Foster, a senior scientist in Physical Sciences at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI), was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He was inducted into the organization at a ceremony on June 18, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta.  Read more, click here.

McGill Professors join the CAE

McGill Reporter – June 19, 2018

Jim Nicell, Professor and Dean of Engineering, and Professor George Demopoulos, Chair of the Department of Mining and Materials, were among 57 New Fellows appointed yesterday into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Read more, click here.

Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi: Professor inducted as fellow in Canadian Academy of Engineering

 Ryerson University – June 18, 2018

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science professor Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi, a leading expert in robotic applications, has been named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Read more, click here. 

David Ross to Receive Highest Honour for Engineering in Canada

 Ross Video – June 18, 2018

David Ross, CEO of Ottawa-based Ross Video, the international manufacturer of broadcast technology solutions and services, will be inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering at a ceremony on June 18th in Calgary, Alberta. Read more, click here.

McMaster Engineering alumni, friends, and faculty inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

McMaster University – June 18, 2018

Eight McMaster Engineering-affiliated professionals have been elected by their peers to join a distinguished academy that offers key advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. Read more, click here.

Sarnia-Lambton MP Honoured

The Observer – June 19

Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu was named this week as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Gladu, a professional engineer for 30 years before she was elected a Conservative MP, was inducted Monday along with 56 other recipients and two international fellows. Read more, click here.

U of T Engineering professors, alumni and students recognized by the Canadian Academy of Engineering

U of T Engineering News – June 18, 2018

Twelve members of the U of T Engineering community have been recognized by the Canadian Academy of Engineering with fellowships and scholarships. The CAE is a national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. Read more, click here.

Jill and Derrick Green Inducted to CAE Fellowship

Green Imaging Technologies – June 19, 2018

The Canadian Academy of Engineering introduced their new inductees into the fellowship on Monday, June 18th, 2018, and the CEO and CTO of Green Imaging Technologies, Jill Green and Derrick Green, were inducted as fellows in recognition of their success in building an internationally recognized company and “demonstrating how engineering contributes to economic growth.” Read more, click here.

Suzanne Kresta: Engineering Success

University of Saskatchewan News – June 19, 2018

“I am very humbled to be a part of such a distinguished group of professionals,” said Kresta, who stepped into her role at the U of S on January 1, 2018. “Engineering is such an exciting profession, and it provides opportunities to young people to excel and make a change in the world. To be recognized for my contributions by this preeminent national organization is truly an honour.” Read more, click here.

Honorary Degree for new CAE Fellow

Congratulations to Jim Estill, FCAE, who has been awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Guelph in recognition of his philanthropic efforts. For more information, click here.

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