CAE News from the weeks of 26 March and 2 April

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.

Alan Holt FCAE (b.September 12, 1933 – d.Saturday, November 5, 2016)

 We have recently been informed of the passing of CAE Fellow Alan R. Holt. From his induction citation:

Al Holt rose from a graduate engineer building hydro electric power stations for Ontario Hydro to managing the construction of fossil stations such as Lambton, then being in charge of procurement for the utility. He subsequently became Vice President in charge of Planning and ultimately President of the whole utility – incidentally the largest utility in North America. He was part of Ontario Hydro during major part of its engineering construction and has participated in all facets, dealing with employees, engineers and technicians, suppliers and contractors from around the world.

We pass our condolences to his widow, Mrs. Lynne Holt, and his family. To learn more about Alan Holt and his lifetime of accomplishments, click here. 

QE Prize 2019 Nominations Now Open

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a global £1 million prize that celebrates a ground-breaking innovation in engineering. The prize rewards an individual or team of engineers whose work has had a major impact on humanity.

Entry to the Prize is open to any living individual (or up to five individuals) of any nationality who are personally responsible for a ground-breaking innovation in engineering which has been of benefit to humanity.

The closing date to submit your nomination(s) is 18 May 2018.
The deadline for referees to submit supporting statements is 15 June 2018
The winner(s) of the 2019 QEPrize will be announced in February 2019.

For more information, click here.

Distinguished University Professorship

Congratulations to Dr. Jin Jiang, FCAE, who was named a Distinguished University Professor at Western University for his work on control systems. For more information, click here.

Canada Infrastructure Contest

Paul Acchione, M. Eng., P. Eng., FCAE and the INZEM Energy team participated in the Caninfra transformational infrastructure concepts contest. The voting closed on 7 April. Best of luck to him and his team!

Interim VP Research at Queen’s University Appointed

Congratulations to Kim Woodhouse, FCAE, for her appointment as Interim Vice-Principal (Research) at Queen’s University. For more information, click here.

An Interview with SDTC CEO Leah Lawrence

Leah Lawrence, FCAE, was interviewed by for their series on clean tech:

“Canada has the money, the data and a critical mass of people running (cleantech) companies that can take us where we have probably never been before.”

To read the full interview, click here.

Thanks, Invisible Little Water Filters

University of Toronto Professor Elizabeth Edwards, FCAE, is using single-celled microorganisms to clean contaminated water. For more information, click here.

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