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CAE News from the week of 13 November 2017

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

Ontario Names Molly Shoichet the Province’s First Chief Scientist 

Congratulations to University of Toronto Professor and FCAE, Molly Shoichet, who has been appointed as the province’s first Chief Scientist. As Chief Scientist, her role will be to advance science and innovation in the province — and to make government smarter and more effective by providing decision-makers with the world’s best scientific research and evidence. Read more, click here.

University of Toronto Alumni Awards

Congratulations to Tom Chau, FCAE, who has been recognized by the University of Toronto for his contributions to bioengineering. Also recognized at the ceremony was Professor Jonathan Rose, FCAE, with an Alumni Hall of Distinction Award. For more information, click here.

Contaminants in Wastewater Expert Panel

Professor Donald Mavinic, FCAE, has been chosen to Chair the Canadian Water Network’s National Expert Panel on Canada’s Needs and Opportunities to Address Contaminants in Wastewater. For more information, click here.

OSPE/PEO Ontario Professional Engineers Awards

Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellows Catherine Karakatsanis, Chief Operating Officer of Morrison Hershfield Group Inc., and Samantha Espley, Technical Director of Vale Base Metals, were both honoured at this weekend’s Professional Engineers Ontario/ Ontario Society of Professional Engineers 2017 Professional Engineers Awards. Congratulations!

The Globe and Mail has the full story, click here.

Governor-in-Council Appointment Opportunities

Engineers Canada has brought to our attention the following immediate opportunities. Individuals appointed by the Governor-in-Council (GIC) play an important role in Canada’s democracy by serving on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies, and tribunals across the country. To maintain public confidence in government decision-making, the Government of Canada is committed to filling GIC positions with highly qualified candidates who reflect Canada’s diversity.

GIC appointments would benefit from the skills and expertise of experienced engineers. GIC is currently seeking applications for the following positions:

  • Directors, Federal Bridge Corporation Limited. For more information, click here. Deadline to apply is November 20, 2017.
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. For more information, click here. Review of applications began on September 29, 2017, but applications are still being accepted and may be considered.

CAE featured in PEO Dimension

The November/December issue of Professional Engineers Ontario’s  Engineering Dimensions highlights the CAE Aubin & Belfry Scholarships, plus achievements of FCAE Jeanette Southwood and Bert Wasmund (see page 20). To read the latest issue, click here.

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