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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.

2021 CAE Scholarship Winners Announced

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The Canadian Academy of Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 national scholarship competitions. The winner of the 2021 CAE Bruce Aubin SAE Aerospace Design Award is Mr. Shadman Sajid, a Chemical Engineering student at the University of Calgary.  He is recognized for his excellent leadership roles with various undergraduate design teams, Continue reading >>

Fifty-two new Fellows elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Ottawa – (14 June 2021) – President Yves Beauchamp welcomed 50 new elected Fellows and two new International Fellows to the Canadian Academy of Engineering on 14 June 2021. Due to the complications with the COVID-19 pandemic, new Fellows were welcomed virtually, in conjunction with the Academy’s 2021 Annual General Meeting. The Induction Ceremony, which Continue reading >>

Canada’s Resilient Recovery: A Commentary from the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Ottawa – 22 September 2020 The current COVID-19 pandemic resembles an earthquake of global dimensions, with enormous  impact and aftershocks still being felt and feared.  Unlike an earthquake causing physical destruction, the pandemic has stretched and disrupted the sinews of modern life: the ways we interact, earn a living, learn, care for our health and Continue reading >>

Fifty-two new Fellows elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Ottawa – (15 June 2020) – President Yves Beauchamp welcomed 50 new elected Fellows and two new International Fellows to the Canadian Academy of Engineering on 15 June 2020. Due to the complications with the COVID-19 pandemic, new Fellows were welcomed virtually, in conjunction with the Academy’s 2020 Annual General Meeting. The official Induction Dinner Continue reading >>

2020 CAE Scholarship Winners Announced

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The Canadian Academy of Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of its 2020 national scholarship competitions. The winner of the 2020 CAE Bruce Aubin SAE Aerospace Design Award is Ms. Megan Holmes, a Mechatronic Systems Engineering student at Simon Fraser University.  She is recognized for her work on the 1U cube satellite that is Continue reading >>

CAE and the Canadian Academies offer support to Cabinet Committee on COVID19

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The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), and the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) offered their collective expertise and knowledge to aid the federal government’s Cabinet Committee tasked with responding to COVID-19. You can read their letter to Deputy Prime Minister Freeland here.

John Spencer MacDonald

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Canadian aerospace pioneer, engineer, academic, loving husband, and gentle father, John Spencer MacDonald, O.C., Ph.D., F.C.A.E., P.Eng, IEEE­FL, passed away peacefully on 26 December 2019. The only child of Alice and Neil MacDonald, born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, on 13 August 1936, he demonstrated an aptitude for electronics at a young age repairing marine Continue reading >>

Fifty-five new Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Ottawa – (21 June 2019) – President Eddy Isaacs inducted 49 new Fellows, five new International Fellows and one Honorary Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on 21 June 2019. The ceremony took place in Quebéc City, in conjunction with the Academy’s 2019 Annual General Meeting and Symposium. For more information, click here. For Continue reading >>

Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) appoints new Executive Director

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Dear Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), On behalf of CAE’s Board of Directors. I am pleased to introduce and welcome Robert Crawhall as our new Executive Director with a starting date of May 27, 2019. Robert has an excellent technical and executive leadership background and we believe that he fits well with Continue reading >>

2019 CAE Scholarship Winners Announced

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The Canadian Academy of Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of its 2019 national scholarship competitions. The winner of the 2019 CAE William G. Belfry SAE Award is Mr. Keegan Richter, a final year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Victoria. He has participated in a number of design projects, including the Formula Continue reading >>

Eddy Isaacs elected President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering for 2018-2020

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Ottawa – (18 June 2018) –Eddy Isaacs,  PhD, FCAE, was elected President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) at CAE’s Annual General Meeting held on 18 June 2018 in Calgary, AB. He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy in 2008 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2014/2015. For more Continue reading >>

Fifty-nine new Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Ottawa – (18 June 2018) – President Eddy Isaacs inducted 57 new Fellows and two new International Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on 18 June 2018. The ceremony took place in Calgary, in conjunction with the Academy’s 2018 Annual General Meeting and Symposium. For more information, click here. 

2018 CAE Scholarship Winners Announced

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The Canadian Academy of Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 national scholarship competitions. The winner of the 2018 CAE William G. Belfry SAE Award is Mr. Anston Emmanuel, a 4th year mechanical engineering student at the University of Toronto. A Dean’s honour list student, he has gained experience as an intern Continue reading >>

The next generation of transportation engineers to be supported with national scholarships

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Ottawa – (26 June 2017) – As part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, and in recognition of the importance of aerospace, automotive and general transportation design engineering for the future of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) has partnered with SAE Foundation Canada to offer an undergraduate scholarship in transportation and mobility engineering and Continue reading >>

Fifty-two new Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Ottawa – (26 June 2017) – President Douglas Ruth inducted 50 new Fellows and two new International Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on 26 June 2017. The ceremony took place in Ottawa, in conjunction with the Academy’s 2017 Annual General Meeting and Symposium. Click here to read more.

New administrative structure at the CAE

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We are pleased to announce that the CAE has engaged Megram Consulting Services Inc. to provide member, administrative and financial services. Megram, based in Renfrew, Ontario, provides a number of non-profit organizations with such services. Amongst their clients are the Canadian College and University Environmental Network, the Canadian Evaluation Society and the Canadian Engineering Memorial Continue reading >>

Bowman Centre Press Release

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Bowman Centre Press Release Final Oct 11 2016

Fellow to speak at International Gold Conference

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Past president of the CIM, Airy Award winner, and senior advisor to Hatch, Chris Twigge-Molecey FCAE is a leader in the mining and metallurgical landscape, with experience in uniting Chinese and Canadian expertise for the benefit of clients. Chris will chair a session in July at the China Gold Congress in Beijing, leading the discussion Continue reading >>

Douglas Ruth elected President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering for 2016/2018

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Ottawa – (June 26, 2016) – Douglas Ruth, PEng, PhD, FCAE was elected President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) at CAE’s Annual General Meeting held on June 27, 2016 in Winnipeg, MB. He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy in 2008 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. Press Release

Forty-three new Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Winnipeg – (June 27, 2016) – President Douglas Ruth inducted 43 new Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 27, 2016. News Release

Trottier Energy Futures Project Executive Summary, Project Summary and Final Report

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The Executive Summary and Project Summary for the TEFP describe the methods and results of the project, as well as recommendations for potential transition paths for the Canadian energy supply and demand systems. This Presentation of the final results was made on 5 April 2016 at Ecole Polytechnique. Trottier Energy Futures Project – Final Report

Making Better Use of Science and Technology in Policy-Making: New CAE report issued

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In 2015, the CAE partnered with the Institute for Research on Public Policy on a cross-Canada series of roundtables to address the question of “how governments can better incorporate science and engineering in policy-making processes and improve the quality of government decisions.” The final report was issued this morning and is available at http://irpp.org/research-studies/report-2016-03-08/ Please Continue reading >>

New Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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President Pierre Lortie inducted 50 new Fellows and a new Honorary Fellow, Norbert R. Morgenstern, into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 4, 2015, at a ceremony in Hamilton, ON, in conjunction with the CAE’s Annual General Meeting and Symposium. News Release

Forty-nine new Fellows and two Honorary Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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President Richard J. Marceau inducted 49 new Fellows and two new Honorary Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 26, 2014. The ceremony took place in St. John’s, in conjunction with the Academy’s 2014 Annual General Meeting and Symposium. News Release