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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.

Role of hydrogen and methane emissions reduction in achieving net-zero by 2050

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On Tuesday, November 23, 2021 the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) will be hosting its fourth Net-Zero webinar, titled the Role of hydrogen and methan emissions reduction in achieving net-zero by 2050. The webinar will be held from 12:30 p.m. ET to 2:15 p.m. ET. The 105-minutes long webinar will begin with two presentations by speakers Dr. Soheil Asgarpour and Dr. Continue reading >>

Remembrance Day

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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.

Role of Canada’s Forest Sector for Economic Development and Climate Change Mitigation

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We are pleased to invite you to a Webinar on the Role of Canada’s Forest Sector for Economic Development and Climate Change Mitigation, to be held November 10, 2021 (from 1:00 – 2:15 EST or 10:00 – 11:15 PST).  This webinar is organized by the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and the Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Continue reading >>

Low-Carbon and Positive Energy Resilient Communities

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We are pleased to invite you to a Webinar on October 12, 2021 organized by the Concordia Centre for Zero Energy Building Studies (CZEBS) and the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) on Low-Carbon and Positive Energy Resilient Communities as part of the CAE Roadmap to Resilient Ultra-Low Energy Built Environment with Deep Integration of Renewables in 2050. Continue reading >>

Distinguished Lecture Series in Engineering

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Wireless Access Networks: An Evolution 23 September 2021, 9:30 – 10:30pm In this lecture, Professor Tho Le-Ngoc will provide a brief overview of the evolution of wireless access communications networks, from early human-type centric communications through various generations to recent machine-type oriented communications and future connected intelligence. He will introduce various technological advances in large-scale Continue reading >>

Future Perspectives of Engineering Education and the Impact of the Pandemic – Symposium 2

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Co-Chairs, Jesse Zhu and Clayton Byers (12:00-3:00 pm, July 26, 2021) The Canadian Academy of Engineering, in partnership with Western University, is organizing a “Global Conference on Engineering Education – Challenges and Opportunities”. This conference consists of a series of symposia, held online, over a six month period, organized with different parties. The first symposium, Continue reading >>

International Women in Engineering Day 2021

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The Canadian Academy of Engineers will spend June 23rd, 2021 celebrating International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) amongst other professionals and associations across the world. As an organization, we strive to encourage the concept of engineering as a career for all, as well as celebrate all that women have contributed to the world of engineering. Continue reading >>

Future Perspectives of Engineering Education and the Impact of the Pandemic

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The Canadian Academy of Engineering, in partnership with Western University, is holding a Symposium on “Future Perspectives of Engineering Education and the Impact of the Pandemic”, on June 15, 2021, as part of a Global Conference on Engineering Education – Challenges and Opportunities. While the world is going through unprecedented changes and rapid developments, the Continue reading >>

Net-Zero Webinar – Nuclear Fission and Fusion: Widening the Path to Net-Zero

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On Tuesday, June 15, 2021 the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), in Collaboration with Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) will be hosting its third Net-Zero webinar, titled Nuclear Fission and Fusion: Widening the Path to Net-Zero. The webinar will be held from 10:00 a.m. MT to 12:00 p.m. MT. The two-hour long webinar will begin with presentations by Continue reading >>

Choosing Canada’s Automotive Future

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We invite you to join us at 12 p.m. on March 25, 2021, for Choosing Canada’s Automotive Future – an interactive webinar hosted by the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a founding member of the Council of Canadian Academies. Jeannette Montufar, FCAE, Founding Partner and CEO, MORR Transportation Consulting Ltd. and Chair of the Expert Panel Continue reading >>

Canadian Academy of Engineering Oceans Seminar

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On March 23rd, 2021 at 12:00 pm EDT, a virtual seminar on the topic of Net Zero and Industrial Activity in Canada’s Oceans will be hosted by the Canadian Academy of Engineering and National Engineering Month. The seminar will be 90-minutes long and begin with presentations by speakers Dr. Susan Molloy, Ms. Kendra MacDonald, Dr. Continue reading >>

Achieving net-zero by 2050: challenges and opportunities of electrification and electric cars

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On March 3rd, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, in collaboration with National Engineering Month, will host its second webinar dedicated to net-zero emissions. The 90-minutes long webinar will begin with presentations by speakers Peter Frise and Christian Bélanger. After each presentation there will be an opportunity for the audience to Continue reading >>

Mentoring Women in Engineering

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On March 11th, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST, a virtual seminar on the topic of Mentoring Women in Engineering will be hosted by the Canadian Academy of Engineering and National Engineering Month. The seminar will be 90-minutes long and will begin with presentations by speakers Samantha Espley, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., FCAE and Sarah Shortreed, P.Eng, FCAE. After Continue reading >>

Maintaining Canada’s Economic Prosperity while Achieving Net-Zero by 2050

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Join us for the first in a series of net-zero emissions webinars Maintaining Canada’s Economic Prosperity while Achieving Net-Zero by 2050 Hosted by the Canadian Academy for Engineering, in collaboration with PTAC, we invite you to join us for the first webinar in a series dedicated to net-zero emissions. Expert panelists will discuss the common challenges Canadians face Continue reading >>

GG Recognizes CAE Fellows’ Excellence

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Several CAE Fellows have been recognized by the Governor General as new appointments to the Order of Canada.  These appointments highlight the outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Congratulations to the CAE Fellows receiving these prestigious awards: Members (C.M.): Cristina Amon – For her contributions to the advancement of the Continue reading >>

The Second Richard Marceau Energy Symposium and IEEE Electric Power and Energy Conference

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On November 12, 2020 from 14:05 to 16:00 MST, the Bowman Centre for Sustainable Development and the Canadian Academy of Engineering will co-host The Second Richard Marceau Energy Symposium in partnership with the IEEE Electric Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2020). The conference is formally being held in Edmonton although it is being given virtually. Continue reading >>

Roadmap to Resilient Ultra-Low Energy Buildings Symposium

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On Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:30 am EDT, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) will be cohosting with the Concordia Centre for Zero Energy Building Studies the CAE Roadmap to Resilient Ultra-Low Energy Built Environment with Deep Integration of Renewables in 2050 Montreal Symposium. This webinar is the next step of the plan announced Continue reading >>

Northern Infrastructure Corridor Seminar

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On October 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT, the Canadian Academy of Engineering will be presenting a virtual seminar on the concept of a Northern Infrastructure Corridor. The Keynote Speaker will be John McDougall, FCAE, Co-Founder of the C2C2C citizen’s initiative, and former president of the National Research Council. He will talk on developing a Continue reading >>

How to Change the World | Recovery Canada • August 2020

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From 17-21 August, the fully-virtual How to Change the World | Recovery Canada • August 2020 program will be running with 200 engineering, business and interdisciplinary participants from five of Canada’s top universities: McGill University, Queen’s University, Ryerson University, University of Waterloo and York University. CAE Fellows are invited to engage (virtually) with these participants Continue reading >>

International Women in Engineering Day 2020

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The Canadian Academy of Engineers will spend June 23rd, 2020 celebrating International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) amongst other professionals and associations across the world. As an organization, we strive to encourage the concept of engineering as a career for all, as well as celebrate all that women have contributed to the world of engineering. 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 >>

Engineering Research and COVID-19

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CAE Fellows have been providing leadership in a variety of ways to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some examples are below. Please also see resources and stories from the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. September 27 – Mike Carter, FCAE, contributes to “A little engineering, a lot of customer 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 >>

International responses to COVID-19

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The following resources were produced by Academies around the globe. The list is by no means exhaustive, but showcases examples of what the engineering community is doing to fight COVID-19. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with the International Partnerships team at the Royal Academy of Engineering for more information. The Continue reading >>

December 6, 2019

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December 6, 2019: 30 years ago 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique’s engineering school in the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history. To commemorate this tragic event and to promote the outstanding work of female engineers across Canada, Engineering Deans Canada invited each of the Canadian engineering schools that offered an accredited engineering program in 1989 Continue reading >>