CAE News for the week of the 25 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.

Annual Meeting Report

 Couldn’t attend the 2018 CAE Annual General Meeting, Technical Symposium and Induction Ceremony in Calgary? A report on the meeting and photos are available here.

The event page also includes photos from the event and the Induction Ceremony. Links to presentations will be made available as permissions come in, and minutes will be uploaded to the Fellows Portal next week.

Dan Meneley, FCAE (b. 1935 – d. 2018)

 We are sorry to report the passing of Dan Meneley, FCAE. Educated at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of London, his career in nuclear engineering led to senior positions at AECL and UOIT, as well as the International Nuclear Energy Academy. Most recently, Dan and the late Terry Rogers, FCAE, produced a discussion paper on behalf of the CAE on the state of nuclear energy in Canada for a CAETS meeting. We pass our condolences on to his family and colleagues. To view his obituary and send condolences, click here.

Internet of Things and Blockchain Research Institute

York University Professor Dan Zhang, FCAE, and Western University Professor Wang Xian Bin, FCAE, a 5G communications research expert, are helping establish the the Canada-China IoT and Blockchain Research Institute (CCIOTCHAIN). For more information, click here.

Federal Expert Panel on Climate Change and Resilience

David Lapp, FCAE, contributed to this important Federal Expert Panel on Climate Change and Resilience. The report offers recommendations and indicators organized as follows:

Chapter 2: Protecting and Improving Human Health and Well-Being
Chapter 3: Supporting Particularly Vulnerable Regions
Chapter 4: Reducing Climate Related Hazards and Disaster Risks
Chapter 5: Building Climate Resilience through Infrastructure
Chapter 6: Translating Scientific Information and Indigenous Knowledge into Action

For more information, click here.

Three engineering faculty members named CAE fellows

Queen’s Gazette  – 29 June 2018

Three faculty members of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science have been appointed Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Amir Fam, Richard Holt, and Yan-Fei Liu were inducted into the CAE during a ceremony in Calgary on Monday, June 18. Read more, click here. 

Faculty and alumni honoured by CAE

University of Waterloo – 25 June 2018

Waterloo Engineering professors and graduates were inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) on June 18.

The new fellows include faculty members Fakhri Karray, electrical and computer engineering, Susan Tighe, civil and environmental engineering, John Yeow, systems design engineering, and adjunct professor Mary Wells, mechanical and mechatronics engineering.

Also inducted were Waterloo Engineering alumni Catherine Booth (BASc ‘ 88, SD, MASc  ’90, ManSci), Jim Estill (BASc ‘80, SD), Fraser Forbes (BASc ‘82, MASc ‘84 Chem),  Dianne Freeman (BASc, ’92, Civil), Josephine Hill (BASc ’91, MASc ’92, Chem) and David Ross (BASc ’91, Comp).

Read more, click here.

Dean Named Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

University of Guelph – 20 June 2018

Mary Wells, dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Guelph, has been named a new Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Read more, click here.


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