What’s New at the Academy

International responses to COVID-19

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 Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Catalogue of useful technological interventions


The Chinese Academy of Engineering

Key learnings from hospitals on the front lines of combating COVID-19

COVID-19 Knowledge Centre

Protocols on Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment


The German Academy of Engineering Sciences

Coronavirus Pandemic: Statistical Concepts and their Limits

Breaking Infection Dynamics, Bringing Society Back to Normal

Coronavirus Crisis: Keeping the Economy Running, Securing Basic Services, Maintaining Innovative Capacity


The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

Junior Academy Competition based on the initiative of the New York Academy of Sciences to reduce anxiety in youth


The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Coronavirus Resources Collection

Crisis Standards of Care Collection

December 6, 2019

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 to put forward the story of an engineering alumna who graduated within three years of the massacre (1986-1992), and whose career exemplifies the value that women bring to the engineering profession and to society.

Read more here.

CAE News for the week of 24 June

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.

Happy Canada Day from CAE

From everyone at CAE, we wish you a happy and safe Canada Day!

Guelph honours women in STEM with downtown banners

New banners on some downtown Guelph streetlights are honouring the work of women in STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. The Downtown Guelph Business Association says the project was inspired by Donna Strickland, FCAE, the University of Waterloo professor who was one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018.

For more information, click here.

Physicist Wang wins Einstein World Award of Science

The Albert Einstein World Award of Science announced its winner, Zhong Lin Wang, FCAE. The chair and regents professor of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Zhong Lin Wang has become the first Chinese-American scientist to win this award. Wang was awarded for his “pioneering and seminal contributions to the discovery, innovation and implementation of nanogenerators and self-powered systems,” said the World Cultural Council (WCC), the organization that gives out the award.

For more information, click here.

Ottawa tasks trailblazing female officer to lead extended training mission in Iraq

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Brig.-Gen. Jennie Carignan, FCAE, will be promoted to major-general and take over the command of the NATO training mission in Iraq until November 2020. Congrats Brig.-Gen. Jennie Carignan!

For more information, click here.

G.H. Duggan Medal of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME)

Congratulations to Daolun Chen, FCAE, who was recently presented with the 2019 G.H. Duggan Medal. “The G.H. Duggan Medal was established in 1935 to honour Dr. G.H. Duggan who was president of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) in 1916. It is awarded annually for the best paper dealing with the use of advanced materials for structural or mechanical purposes. (revised 1983).”

For more information, click here.

Fellows named to the Order of Canada

We are pleased to report that two of our Fellows have been mentioned in the most recent honours list:

Elizabeth Cannon, O.C., Calgary, Alberta

For her remarkable contributions to science, technology and academia in Canada, notably as an engineer and university administrator.

Lotfollah Shafai, O.C., Winnipeg, Manitoba

For his fundamental contributions to the fields of electromagnetics and antenna and satellite development, which have led to renowned advancements in the telecommunications industry.

To see the full list, click here.

2019 National Order of Quebec Recipients

Congratulations to Pierre Lassonde, FCAE, who was promoted to Grands officiers in the National Order of Quebec.

See the full list of recipients here.

CAE Annual General Meeting 2019

On 21 June, CAE held its Annual General Meeting, Technical Symposium and Induction of new Fellows in Quebec City. The Focus of the Technical Symposium was Entrepreneurship in Optics-Photonics. Delegates heard from professionals and entrepreneurs in the Optical and Photonic Ecosystem including:

  • Marie-Christine Ferland, Optonique
  • Jean Fortin, Defense Research and Development Canada (RDDC – Valcartier)
  • Alain Chandonnet, National Optics Institute (INOQuébec)
  • Réal Vallée, Centre d’optique, photonique et laser (COPL – Université Laval)
  • Patrick Sauvageau, President and CEO, Zilia Health
  • Xavier Godmaire, Laserax
  • Jean Giroux, Telops
  • Bruno Schmidt, Few-Cycle Inc.
  • Eric Bergeron, FlyScan Systems Inc
  • Maripier Tremblay, Université Laval
  • Sophie Veilleux, Université Laval

We want to thank our moderators for the Technical Symposium: André Zacarrin, Université Laval and Maripier Tremblay, Université Laval.

Fifty-four Fellows and one Honorary Fellow were inducted during the Induction dinner that evening. You can find the full list of 2019 Fellow inductees here.

Guests heard from Sophie D’Amours, FCAE, of Université Laval and received the Keynote address from Germain Lamonde, FCAE, of EXFO.

André Bazergui, FCAE, was presented with the Leopold Nadeau Memorial Award from CAE President Eddy Isaacs. This award is presented to acknowledge and celebrate truly extraordinary efforts made by a Fellow to further the objective of the Academy.

Several external news releases have been prepared on behalf of our new Fellow inductees. We would be happy to share any others we may not have received. Please forward to cae-admin@cae-acg.ca.

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta

Carleton University

Concordia University

McMaster University

Queen’s University

Simon Fraser University

The University of Texas at Austin

University of Manitoba

University of Saskatchewan

University of Toronto

University of Waterloo

University of Windsor

Western University

Thank you to our 2019 CAE Annual General Meeting Sponsors!

Platinum

Council of Canadian Academies

McGill University

McMaster University

Gold

Polytechnique Montréal

Queen’s University

Schulich School of Engineering – University of Calgary

Univeristé Laval

University of British Columbia

University of Toronto

University of Waterloo

Other

University of Alberta


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CAE News for the week of 3 June

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.

City of Ottawa to map popular south-end neighbourhoods for flood risks

Prof. Slobodan Simonovic, FCAE, said that “mapping flood plains, especially in areas that are  near water, needs to be completed and updated on a regular basis.”

To read the article, click here.

Robert Burton Distinguished Service Award

Every year the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) bestows its most prestigious award, the H. Robert Burton Distinguished Service Award, which is named after a man who dedicated much of his life to the traffic engineering profession.  This year the award was bestowed on Jeannette Montufar, FCAE.  Congratulations!

2019 CAE Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to University of Victoria engineering students Keegan Richter and Keagan Shedden, winners of the 2019 CAE Belfry and Aubin scholarships, respectively.

Read more here.


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CAE News for the week of 27 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.

2019 Pujiang Innovation Forum

Chen Zhongwei, FCAE, professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, was one of 10 young innovators who spoke at the recent three-day Pujiang Innovation Forum at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.

For more information, click here.

Hellmuth Prize 2019

Kudos to Andy Sun, FCAE, on being awarded the Hellmuth Prize 2019. This honour recognizes Western University faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research.

For more information, click here.

In Search of Light

Professor Martha Salcudean, FCAE, is a valued Fellow of the Academy. Her remarkable Holocaust survival memoirs have recently been published.

For more information, click here.

IEEE EMBS Society 2019 Professional Achievement Award

Kudos to Richard Boudreault, FCAE, on winning the IEEE EMBS Society 2019 Professional Achievement Award, “for the development of femtosecond laser in-situ bio-imagery, with application to the detection and characterization of breast cancer and to pharmaceutical research with a Small Animal Molecular Imager technology.”

For more information, click here.


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CAE News for the week of 20 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.

CAE Appoints new Executive Director

Robert Crawhall has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Canadian Academy of Engineering with a starting date of May 27, 2019. Robert has an excellent technical and executive leadership background and the Board believes that he fits well with the CAE and its ambitions for the future. Robert will be at our Quebec City AGM, Symposium and Induction Dinner and Fellows and guests attending will be able to meet Robert in person.

Read Robert’s biography here.

Research and Development in the UK

Our colleagues at the Royal Academy of Engineering co-authored a report on the poor level of UK R&D.  It is interesting to note that Canada performs even worse than the UK.

Read the report here.  

A History of Mollard and Associates

“How we saw it: Interpreting Earth from Air and Space, The First 60 years at J.D. Mollard and Associates” was well reviewed in the March/April edition of APEGS Professional Edge, p. 32. The late Jack Mollard was a Fellow of the CAE.

Read the review here.

2019 Killam Prizes

Congratulations to Keith Hipel, FCAE, and the other 2019 Killam recipients, presented at the Canadian Museum of History on 21 May.

See the full list of recipients here.

Small nuclear reactors could make Alberta’s oilsands cleaner

Axel Meisen, FCAE, said “nuclear power was studied to see if small plants — not giant reactors — would have the capacity to handle the oilsands’ needs while moving toward Canada’s low-carbon goals.”

Read the full article here.


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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 6 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.

New President of Professional Engineers Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body for professional engineers and engineering in the province, installed Nancy Hill, FCAE, as its 100th president during its annual general meeting (AGM) at the Hilton Toronto Hotel on May 4.

For more information, click here.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2019

Congratulations to McMaster Engineering Professor Heather Sheardown, FCAE, on her election as a Fellow of the AIMBE International Academy of Medical & Biological Engineering. She was  elected  for “outstanding contributions to the development of ophthalmic biomaterials.”

For more information, click here.

2019 CAE Scholarship Winners Announced

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 Hybrid Design Team. His reference commended him on his teamwork, attention to detail, and communication.

The winner of the 2019 CAE Bruce Aubin SAE Aerospace Design Award is Mr. Keagan Shedden, also a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Victoria. He has been actively involved in rocketry projects and is currently employed in a 10 month co-op placement with a rocket company based in New Zealand. His reference from that company noted that he is exceptionally diligent and self-motivated.

See the official new release here.

International Academy of Medical & Biological Engineering (IAMBE) Fellows Elected

Congratulations Professor Ali Khademhosseini, FCAE, on being elected to the International Academy of Medical & Biological Engineering (IAMBE) for 2019.

See more here.

Clean fuel cells could be cheap enough to replace gas engines in vehicles

University of Waterloo Professor Xianguo Li, FCAE, has made outstanding contributions to clean energy, including fuel cells, liquid automization and sprays, and low-emission combustion engines.

Read more here.

Canadian Academy of Engineering Wikipedia

Thank you to engineering historian Drew Wilson, FCAE, for writing this updated Wikipedia article about the CAE.

Read more here.

Canadian Academy of Engineering Resilient Infrastructure Symposium

Toon Dreessen of Dreessen Cardinal Architects Inc. describers his experience at the recent Canadian Academy of Engineering Resilient Infrastructure Symposium.

Read more here.

McMaster Faculty of Engineering Leadership Award

Angela Pappin, FCAE, VP of Manufacturing at ArcelorMittal Dofasco has been honoured with the McMaster Faculty of Engineering Leadership Award.

For more information, click here.

Watch the video here.

2019 Top 50 CEO Awards

Congratulations to Jill Green, FCAE, on being inducted into the 2019 Atlantic Business Top 50 CEOs. Jill is the CEO of Green Imaging Technology, a leader in imaging for the O&G sector.

Read more here.


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CAE News for the week of 29 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.

2019 Canadian Materials Science Conference Metal Physics Award

Daolun Chen, FCAE, is the 2019 recipient of the Canadian Materials Science Conference Metal Physics Award. His work in nanocomposites has resulted in a top 1% most highly cited paper in the field worldwide.

For more information, click here.

CAE Fellow weighs in on Eastern Canada Floods

Jay Doering, FCAE, describes the flood infrastructure investments in Manitoba following the devastating 1997 Red River flood. Jay was the first member appointed by then Premier Gary Doer to the Technical Advisory Committee of the Manitoba Floodway Expansion Authority (MFEA) as well as the Advisory Board of the MFEA. This article also contains comments from University of Western University Professor Slobodan Simonovic, FCAE, on how similar infrastructure will not work on the Ottawa River.

Read the full article here.

PAGSE Bacon and Eggheads Breakfast for Parliamentarians

At the PAGSE Bacon and Eggheads Breakfast for Parliamentarians on 2 May, guests heard great comments  from Allan Miranda of JLABS , Jill Green, FCAE, CEO, Green Imaging Technologies and David Ross, FCAE, CEO of Ross Video about the potential and the challenges of growing private sector R&D in Canada. Thank you to our partner the Public Policy Forum, supporters and speakers.

2019 OPEA Engineering Medal

The 2019 OPEA Engineering Medal – Research and Development is going to Dr. Milica Radisic, FCAE, an international leader in cardiac tissue engineering.

Read more here.

Professor Jun Yang honoured for Excellence in Research

Kudos to Western University Professor Jun Yang, FCAE, on this latest honour.  He is a world-leading expert in micro/nano-engineering, printed electronics and additive manufacturing, and has a remarkable entrepreneurial track record.

For more information, click here.


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CAE News for the week of 22 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.

Interview with Fellow and Tory health critic Gladu

Marilyn Gladu, FCAE, describes her career transition from Chemical Engineering to MP.

Read more here.

Canadian Roadmap for Resilient Buildings

Read the Communiqué from our 21-22 March Symposium here.

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Executive Director Search

Our colleagues at the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences are now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.

This experienced senior manager reports to the CAHS Board and is responsible for all operations and business functions of the CAHS working closely with secretariat services provided by the Council of Canadian Academies. CAHS Executive Director Position Description. Applications should include a CV and a cover letter that clearly articulates relevant experience addressed to Dr. Linda Rabeneck, President, at Linda.Rabeneck@cancercare.on.ca The application deadline is May 15, 2019.

See the full description here.

2019 Killam Engineering Award

Congratulations Keith Hipel, FCAE, on winning the 2019 Killam Engineering Award.

Read more here.

2019 APEGA Summit Centennial Leadership Award

The 2019 APEGA Summit Centennial Leadership Award winner is University of Calgary Professor, Nigel Shrive, FCAE. This award is presented to an APEGA member who has attained the highest distinction. Dr. Shrive is a pioneer in bio-engineering. His work has changed clinical practices and the knee joint he invented as a graduate student at Oxford has helped thousands of people around the world.

Read more here. 


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