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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 27 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.

Most Cited Researchers

FCAE Tongwen Chen, Marc Rosen, Ted Sargent, and Karim Zaghib are among the world’s most cited researchers in 2017, according to Clarivate Analytics. For more information, click here.

FCAE Philippe Tanguy has been appointed as Director General of Polytechnique Montréal 

Congratulations to FCAE Philippe Tanguy on his appointment as Director General of Polytechnique Montréal, effective January 2018. For more information, click here.


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CAE News from the week of 27 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.

Most Cited Researchers

FCAE Tongwen Chen, Marc Rosen, Ted Sargent, and Karim Zaghib are among the world’s most cited researchers in 2017, according to Clarivate Analytics. For more information, click here.

FCAE Philippe Tanguy has been appointed as Director General of Polytechnique Montréal

Congratulations to FCAE Philippe Tanguy on his appointment as Director General of Polytechnique Montréal, effective January 2018. 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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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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CAE News from the week of 13 November 2017

On a weekly basis, CAE compiles news of interest to the organization and its members, and makes it publicly available on our website. CAE works to highlight emerging issues in which engineering has a role as well as  promote recognition of engineering excellence and innovation.

Ontario Names Molly Shoichet the Province’s First Chief Scientist 

Congratulations to University of Toronto Professor and FCAE, Molly Shoichet, who has been appointed as the province’s first Chief Scientist. As Chief Scientist, her role will be to advance science and innovation in the province — and to make government smarter and more effective by providing decision-makers with the world’s best scientific research and evidence. Read more, click here.

University of Toronto Alumni Awards

Congratulations to Tom Chau, FCAE, who has been recognized by the University of Toronto for his contributions to bioengineering. Also recognized at the ceremony was Professor Jonathan Rose, FCAE, with an Alumni Hall of Distinction Award. For more information, click here.

Contaminants in Wastewater Expert Panel

Professor Donald Mavinic, FCAE, has been chosen to Chair the Canadian Water Network’s National Expert Panel on Canada’s Needs and Opportunities to Address Contaminants in Wastewater. For more information, click here.

OSPE/PEO Ontario Professional Engineers Awards

Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellows Catherine Karakatsanis, Chief Operating Officer of Morrison Hershfield Group Inc., and Samantha Espley, Technical Director of Vale Base Metals, were both honoured at this weekend’s Professional Engineers Ontario/ Ontario Society of Professional Engineers 2017 Professional Engineers Awards. Congratulations!

The Globe and Mail has the full story, click here.

Governor-in-Council Appointment Opportunities

Engineers Canada has brought to our attention the following immediate opportunities. Individuals appointed by the Governor-in-Council (GIC) play an important role in Canada’s democracy by serving on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies, and tribunals across the country. To maintain public confidence in government decision-making, the Government of Canada is committed to filling GIC positions with highly qualified candidates who reflect Canada’s diversity.

GIC appointments would benefit from the skills and expertise of experienced engineers. GIC is currently seeking applications for the following positions:

  • Directors, Federal Bridge Corporation Limited. For more information, click here. Deadline to apply is November 20, 2017.
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. For more information, click here. Review of applications began on September 29, 2017, but applications are still being accepted and may be considered.

CAE featured in PEO Dimension

The November/December issue of Professional Engineers Ontario’s  Engineering Dimensions highlights the CAE Aubin & Belfry Scholarships, plus achievements of FCAE Jeanette Southwood and Bert Wasmund (see page 20). To read the latest issue, click here.


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Blockchain Appointment

Kim Allen, P.Eng. IntPE, FEC, FCAE, MBA was appointed to the Integrated Engineering Blockchain Consortium Advisory Board. The Integrated Engineering Blockchain Consortium (IEBC.co) was formed to capitalize on the extraordinary opportunity for professional engineers to work closely with the insurance industry and financial institutions as the decentralized adjudication force to assure smart contracts in real work environments. The result is expected to increase process efficiency, fault-tolerance, enhanced valuation of assets and reduced risk exposures.Mr. Allen was also recently appointed the Advisory Board of Virelec Ltd. Virelec focuses on Protection, Control and SCADA Systems, as well as a complete range of Energy Management and Energy Storage Solutions for all applications from residential to large industrial projects.

Read the full article here: https://iebc.co/iebc-adds-kim-allen-p-eng-to-advisory-board/

Another Woman of Innovation

“Some people have great ideas, they are visionary, but if you can’t translate that into results, it’s meaningless. Ideas are cheap.” Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, P.Eng, President of the University of Calgary, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Elizabeth Cannon is an expert in geomatics engineering and her research has been at the forefront of the development of global positioning systems (GPS). She holds three patents, twelve software licenses, and has commercialized technology to more than 200 organizations across the world. Since 2010, she has served as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary. She is the first woman to hold this position. Under her leadership, the institution’s international ranking has moved to the top university under fifty years old in North America and ninth worldwide. Elizabeth is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Russian Academy of Navigation, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Royal Institute of Surveyors. She sits on several boards and is chair of the board of directors of Universities Canada. Elizabeth has received more than fifty institutional, national, and international awards for her groundbreaking research, teaching, leadership, and professional service, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and the Engineers Canada Gold Medal in 2013.

Read the full article here: http://magazine.cim.org/en/voices/elizabeth-cannon/

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

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