CAE News from the week of 11 December 2017

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.

FCAE Participates in Latest CCA Report

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has released its latest panel report of the transportation needs of older Canadians. University of Calgary Professor Chan Wirasinghe, FCAE, served on the panel. For more information, click here.

Honour for Tom Jenkins

Congratulations to Tom Jenkins, FCAE, on being named an inaugural Distinguished Policy Fellow of the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. He is Chair of the Board of OpenText Corporation, Chair of the National Research Council of Canada, and Chancellor of the University of Waterloo. For more information, click here.

Tom Chau Receives Meritorious Service Cross 

Tom Chau, FCAE, along with his colleagues at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, has been recognized with one of Canada’s highest honours – the Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division), presented by the Governor General of Canada. The decoration recognizes Canadians for exceptional deeds that bring honour to the country.

The team was recognized for developing “the Virtual Music Instrument (VMI) in 2003 to help individuals with complex disabilities express themselves and experience the benefits of music therapy – including increased self-esteem and sense of personal accomplishment.” To learn more, click here.

Heather MacLean to Investigate Green Infrastructure

Professor Heather MacLean, FCAE, and her colleagues at the University of Toronto, have attracted funding from the private sector, NSERC, and the Province of Ontario, to investigate the lifecycle GHG cost of civil engineering infrastructure. For more information, click here.


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