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CAE News for the week of 13 May

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.

How to prepare students for the rise of artificial intelligence in the workforce

Greg Naterer, FCAE, Dean & Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, discusses how graduating students may be affected by AI.

Read more here.

CAE Fellow describes  how floods impact infrastructure

Professor Slobodan Simonovic, FCAE, discusses the impact on infrastructure from flooding.

Watch here.

Expert Panel on the Labour Market Transition of PhD Graduates

Thanks to Elizabeth Cannon, FCAE, (Chair), Jay Doering, FCAE, and the other members of this important panel for studying the employment challenges of new PhD graduates.

For more information, click here.

2019 MetSoc Awards

Two CAE Fellows were recently honoured with 2019 MetSoc Awards.

Doug Boyd, Queen’s University, Airey Award: In recognition of a lifetime of distinguished achievements and contributions to the advancement of steel processing and metallurgy.

Hani Henein, University of Alberta, Research Excellence Award: In recognition of his dedication to teaching and exceptional research innovations in materials development and processing.

Find the full list here.


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CAE News for the week of 4 March

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.

Tax Relief Needed for Entrepreneurs to Scale Up, Boost Economy

The competitiveness of Canadian firms is being hampered by tax policies that discriminate against and penalize companies as they seek equity to fuel growth, writes Pierre Lortie, FCAE, in this C.D. Howe report.

To read to full report, click here.

Fearless Girl should provide the spark to inspire more female engineers

Monash University Dean Elizabeth Croft, FCAE, provides insights into achieving gender balance in engineering on International Woman’s Day 2019.

To read the full article, click here.

New Brunswick Women Leading Kickass Startups

Jill Green, FCAE, was featured as one of the corporate leaders.

For more information, click here.


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CAE News for the week of 12 November

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.

Remembrance Day

On Remembrance Day, we thank the men and women who served and currently serve in the Canadian Forces, regular forces and reserves, which includes many of our Fellows. In recognition , Br. General Jennie Carignan, FCAE, and Mr. Arthur Dubé, a distinguished  veteran from WWII and the Korean War, performed the ceremonial face-off before the 10 November Canadiens and Golden Knights game, during the tribute to the Canadian Armed Forces on the eve of Remembrance Day.

Engineers Canada’s 30 by 30 Initiative

The Canadian Academy of Engineering is pleased to be part of Engineers Canada’s 30 by 30 initiative, being represented by Champion Jeannette Montufar, FCAE.

For more information, click here.

38th Dineen Memorial Lecture

The 38th Dineen Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Jeanette Southwood, FCAE. The Dineen Memorial Lectures began in 1980 and honours former engineering professor and UNB president James O. Dineen.

For more information, click here.


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CAE News for the week of 17 September

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.

CAE Scholarship Presentation Ceremonies

Congratulations to University of Toronto engineering graduate Anston Emmanuel, winner of the 2018 Canadian Academy of Engineering Belfry scholarship (with Peter Mascher, CAE Board member).

Prior to the ceremony, some 20 Toronto area Fellows received a briefing on the recent Fellows’ survey and provided useful feedback.

At a separate ceremony, Professor Farid Najm, FCAE, chair of ECE at Univerity of Toronto presented Jane Illarionova, a 3rd year UofT engineering student  with the 2018 CAE Bruce Aubin SAE Aerospace Design Award .

Provost sets down vision for changing campus

Best wishes to Andy Hrymak, FCAE, in this new position.

For more information, click here.

Meeting with the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Kevin Goheen (l) and CAE Board Member and Chair of our International Committee Peter Mascher (r) recently met with Dr. Chunli Bai, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, to discuss direct collaboration on research and assessment projects between the two Academies.

 

Engineering Dimensions lists CAE Inductees and Scholarship winners

Check out page 40-41 of PEO’s Sept/Oct issue of Engineering Dimensions, to see mentions of Canadian Academy of Engineering’s newest Fellowship inductees and latest scholarship winners.

You can read more here.

Condolences

We are very sad to report the passing of Dr. David Coll (b.1933-d.2018), who was until recently, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He was a very valued colleague and a talented teacher of generations of engineering students at Carleton University.

To read more about his life of accomplishments, click here.


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CAE News from the week of 18 December 2017 to the week of 1 January 2018

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.

Order of Canada

The Governor General announced the newest appointments to the Order of Canada. Congratulations to the following CAE Fellows who have been recognized:

  • Sophie D’Amours, O.C.
  • Keith Hipel, O.C.
  • Terry Matthews, O.C., O.B.E.
  • Kerry Rowe, O.C.
  • Michael Sefton, O.C.
  • Molly Shoichet, O.C., O.Ont.

For a full list of recipients, click here.

 2017 Steacie Prize

 University of Toronto Professor Milica Radisic, FCAE, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Steacie Prize for her ground-breaking work in tissue engineering. Her work has resulted in new methods for growing human tissue in the lab. For more information, click here.

2018 EIC Awards

 The Engineering Institute of Canada announced the winning recipients of its 2018 senior engineering awards and fellowship inductees. Congratulations to the following CAE Fellows who have been recognized:

  • Brahim Benmokrane (Julian C. Smith Medal, co-recipient)
  • Edward McBean (Julian C. Smith Medal, co-recipient)
  • Delwyn G. Fredlund (Y. LO Medal)
  • Mohammad Cheriet (EIC Fellowship)
  • Muthukumaran Packirisamy (EIC Fellowship)
  • Colin Smith (EIC Fellowship)
  • Dharma Wijewickreme (EIC Fellowship)

For a full list of recipients, click here.

Grenfell Tower Fire Report

 Thank you to the Fellows of CAE and other Canadian Federal, Provincial and Municipal code experts who contributed to this important UK Royal Academy of Engineering-led review of building regulations and fire safety. For more information, click here. 

Smart Grid Funding

 Congratulations to Professor Liuchen Chang, FCAE, and his colleagues at the University of New Brunswick on this important initiative to build on existing smart grid expertise infrastructure and refine technology to deliver solutions for renewable energy. The initiative has received $4.3 million investment from the Government of Canada. For more information, click here.

Fellow Doubly Honoured

 Congratulations to Richard Boudreault, FCAE, for being awarded the <<distinction de Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes academiques>> by the government of France.

He has also been awarded the 2018 George E. Pake Prize from the American Physical Society for his outstanding research accomplishments in electronics, photonics, and advanced materials during his distinguished career for over 40 years. The George E. Pake Prize recognizes the outstanding work of physicists combining original research with leadership in the management of research and development in industry.

For more information, click here.

Can You Teach Entrepreneurship?

 University of Toronto Professor Joseph Paradi, FCAE, has seen thousands of student startups come and go, so what separates the successes from the failures? Is entrepreneurship born or taught? Listen to the enghire.ca podcast here 

2018 Fellowship Renewal

As we enter the New Year, CAE is preparing invoices for your 2018 Fellowship dues. Emails will be sent before the end of this week containing your updated fee as well as instructions for how to access your invoice and pay your dues.


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CAE News from the week of 4 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.

Week of the White Rose

The Week of the White Rose is an annual fundraiser by Polytechnique Montréal to benefit their science camp by giving girls from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to take part in science awareness and activities. The fundraiser is in commemoration of the tragic events of December 6, 1989 that took the lives of 14 people – 13 students and a Polytechnique employee.

Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, Senior FACG and Chair of the Polytechnique Montréal Board, discussed the Week of the White Rose at RD Morning Weekend, click here.

FCAE Appointed to the Board of the Guarantee Company of North America

Congratulations to Dawn Tattle, FCAE, on her appointment to the Board of The Guarantee Company of North America. For more information, click here.

Materials Selection

Ted Sargent, FCAE and Professor at the University of Toronto, was among a team of prominent researchers featured in Nature that argued for the usefulness of Artificial Intelligence in accelerating the race towards sustainable energy technologies through materials selection. For more information, click here.

Support for Fundamental Research

Family foundations, including that of Lorne Trottier, FCAE, describe the importance of supporting fundamental research in a recent Maclean’s opinion piece. Dr. Trottier’s foundation supported the CAE’s Trottier Energy Future Project. For more information, click here.


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CAE News from the week of 20 November 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.

Meet the Women: Conversations with champions, leaders, and luminaries

FCAE Elizabeth Cannon, Molly Shoichet and Martha Salcudean are featured in author Paulina Cameron’s Canadian 150 Women, a book that profiles inspiring women in Canada with empowering stories. For more information, click here.

New and improved Canada Science and Tech Museum reopens

Congratulations to the designers, administrators, tradesmen and engineers for the new and improved National Science and Technology Museum, which includes FCAE Richard L’Abbe’s Ford GT.

The Ottawa Business Journal has the full story, click here.

CAE in the News: ‘Greening’ our power grid could boost competitiveness while cutting carbon emissions

The CAE’s 2010 report on the national electricity grid entitled Report of the Canada Power Grid Task Force was cited in a recent Globe and Mail contribution by Boston Consulting Group.

To read the article, click here.

WXN Canada Most Powerful Women Top 100 List

We are very pleased to report that Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellows, Jeanette Southwood, VP Engineers Canada, and Nancy Hill, Founding Partner, Hill & Schumacher have been named to the WXN Canada Most Powerful Women Top 100 list. For more information, click here.


 

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The True Meaning of Innovation

Gilles Patry FCAE was honoured by Western University at its Fall convocation. “Innovation is one of those words that is dropped everywhere by everyone to a point where it has really lost its true meaning,”

In recognition of his distinguished career in engineering, and his dedication to innovation, Gilles Patry, former President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) at the Thursday morning session of Western’s 310th Convocation.

Read the full article here: http://news.westernu.ca/2017/10/patry-value-education-value-innovation/

 

CAE – Conference Board of Canada Project “Trillions of dollars in investment needed to green our economy”

The CAE’s joint project with the Conference Board of Canada examining the economic impact of implementing the recommendations of the Trottier Energy Futures Project is drawing to a conclusion, with the final report issued on 6 September. The two organizations will jointly present a webinar on the results on 8 September and have briefed a number of federal government officials on the results.
Our analysis reached several conclusions:

  • Introducing a carbon tax leads to higher prices across the economy which reduce purchasing power.
    Revenue recycling and the depreciation of the exchange rate provide important offsetting impacts.
    Overall, the negative impact on the economy from the carbon tax studied in this analysis is small, but so also is the reduction in GHGs.
    Pricing carbon and decarbonizing our electricity system will need to be accompanied by trillions in investment spending on clean energy infrastructure and significant changes to the way we consume energy to achieve our commitments under the Paris Agreement.

The full report may be downloaded here:

http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=9021

CAE to participate in Australian Unconventional Gas Meeting

Ray Gosine, FCAE, Memorial University and Wally Kozak, Chairman, Calfrac Well Services Ltd. will be representing the CAE at this international meeting. We want to thank the ATSE for sponsoring these delegates.

In addition, Rick Chalaturnyk, PhD, PEng, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Alberta, will be attending and representing the Council of Canadian Academies. He was a member of the CCA’s Expert Panel on Harnessing Science and Technology to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction.

http://www.atse.org.au/content/publications/media-releases/2015/unconventional-gas-in-the-spotlight.aspx