What’s New at the Academy

CAE News for the week of 12 February

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.

FCAE Named First Distinguished UNB Engineering Alumni Award Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Rod Nolan, FCAE, and Dr. Bob Neill on the recognition for their lifetime of achievements. For more information, click here.

CAE joins IDeA Advisory Board

The CAE was asked by Universities Canada to participate on the IDeA Advisory Board. IDeA is a new program that aims to inspire Canadian undergraduate students to develop cost-effective, practical and innovative solutions to accessibility-related issues in their community. Thanks to MUN Professor Leonard Lye, FCAE, for agreeing to sit on the Board. For more information, click here.

New Applied Science Dean

Congratulations to our colleague, James Olson, FCAE, on his appointment as the  Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia. For more information, click here.

 2018 Fellowship Renewal

By now, you should have received an email from CAE about Fellowship renewal for 2018. Fees are payable through the website Fellow’s portal, click here.

Simply log in and click the “Pay Fellowship Fee” link. From the payment page, you will also have the option to add a donation. As of February 11, a $25 late fee has been applied to all unpaid accounts.


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CAE News for the week of 5 February

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.

BC Innovation Commissioner

 Congratulations to Alan Winter, FCAE, who has been named as BC’s first Innovation Commissioner. He is also a pioneer in Canadian satellite and telecommunications technology. For more information, click here.

2018 Fellowship Renewal

By now, you should have received an email from CAE about Fellowship renewal for 2018. Fees are payable through the website Fellow’s portal, click here.

Simply log in and click the “Pay Fellowship Fee” link. From the payment page, you will also have the option to add a donation. As of February 11, a $25 late fee has been applied to all unpaid accounts.

Support for the Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Canadian Academy of Engineering was proud to be an in-kind sponsor of the 2018 Crystal Heart Curling Classic, which raised over $80K for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. For more information, click here.


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CAE News for the week of 29 January

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 Ontario Recipient

 Congratulations to Dr. Tom Chau, FCAE, on being awarded the Order of Ontario.

“He has literally given voice to children who had none. His research and inventions provide novel ways for children with severe disabilities to communicate through movements and hums, vastly improving their quality of life.”

For more information, click here.

Reconstructing Christchurch, NZ

University of Buffalo Professor Michel Bruneau, FCAE, has co-authored a report on the reconstruction of Christchurch, NZ, providing insights into some of the mechanisms that can dictate structural engineering decisions during the post-earthquake reconstruction of a modern city. For more information, click here.

CFI Parliamentary Presentation

University of New Brunswick Professor Yun Zhang, FCAE, and his graduate student Shabnam Jabari have been invited to present their research results to Parliamentarians at the 13 February Canada Foundation for Innovation event #IAmInnovation. This event offers researchers, mentors and advisors an opportunity to showcase their research to Members of Parliament, Senators and senior government officials. 

2018 Fellowship Renewal

By now, you should have received an email from CAE about Fellowship renewal for 2018. Fees are payable through the website Fellow’s portal, click here.

Simply log in and click the “Pay Fellowship Fee” link. From the payment page, you will also have the option to add a donation. Prompt payment is appreciated, otherwise a $25 late fee will be applied to your account as of February 11, 2018.


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CAE News from the weeks of 15 January and 22 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.

Edmund Kuffel, FCAE (b. 1924 – d. 12 January 2018)

We regret to announce the passing of Professor Edmund Kuffel, FCAE, former Dean of Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He had a major impact on the engineering community in Manitoba and was well respected and liked by his colleagues.

To send a condolence, view his obituary or find service information, click here.

 Application of Microwave Engineering

The Las Vegas Resort is now applying research on microwaves done by McMaster University Professor Natalia Nikolova, FCAE, to keep guns out of its casino. For more information, click here.

Battery System Research Program

Engineering researchers at the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Dean Cristina Amon, FCAE, are developing the next generation of battery technology for electric vehicles. Electric vehicles are currently limited by “conservatively designed lithium battery packs, which ultimately dictate the EV driving range and longevity.” To address this issue, their aim is to design a battery pack that is affordable, more reliable, safer and long-lasting by developing “a cooling system that will tightly control thermal performance.” For more information, click here.

Interview with Dr. Zhongwei Chen on the Future of Clean Energy

University of Waterloo Professor Zhongwei Chen, FCAE, was interviewed for the Prague Post on the future of clean energy. To read the full interview, click here.

A year of renewal at the Canada Council

Chair of the Canada Council, Pierre Lassonde, FCAE, discusses its year of renewal. To read more, click here.

2018 Fellowship Renewal

By now, you should have received an email from CAE about Fellowship renewal for 2018. Fees are payable through the website Fellow’s portal, click here.

Simply log in and click the “Pay Fellowship Fee” link. From the payment page, you will also have the option to add a donation. Prompt payment is appreciated, otherwise a $25 late fee will be applied to your account as of February 11, 2018.


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CAE News from the week of 8 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.

IEEE Fellow 

The IEEE has elected Ryerson Professor Liping Fang, FCAE, and University of Alberta Professor Biao Huang, FCAE, as Fellows. Dr. Fang, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Student Affairs, was elected for his contributions to multiple participant-multiple objective decision making and decision support systems. Dr. Huang was elected for contributions to and application of Bayesian soft-sensing for control performance monitoring. Congratulations!

For a full list, click here.

 2018 Fellowship Renewal

By now, you should have received an email from CAE about Fellowship renewal for 2018. Fees are payable through the website Fellow’s portal, click here.

Simply log in and click the “Pay Fellowship Fee” link. From the payment page, you will also have the option to add a donation. Prompt payment is appreciated, otherwise a $25 late fee will be applied to your account after 30 days.


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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 11 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.

FCAE Participates in Latest CCA Report

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has released its latest panel report of the transportation needs of older Canadians. University of Calgary Professor Chan Wirasinghe, FCAE, served on the panel. For more information, click here.

Honour for Tom Jenkins

Congratulations to Tom Jenkins, FCAE, on being named an inaugural Distinguished Policy Fellow of the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. He is Chair of the Board of OpenText Corporation, Chair of the National Research Council of Canada, and Chancellor of the University of Waterloo. For more information, click here.

Tom Chau Receives Meritorious Service Cross 

Tom Chau, FCAE, along with his colleagues at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, has been recognized with one of Canada’s highest honours – the Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division), presented by the Governor General of Canada. The decoration recognizes Canadians for exceptional deeds that bring honour to the country.

The team was recognized for developing “the Virtual Music Instrument (VMI) in 2003 to help individuals with complex disabilities express themselves and experience the benefits of music therapy – including increased self-esteem and sense of personal accomplishment.” To learn more, click here.

Heather MacLean to Investigate Green Infrastructure

Professor Heather MacLean, FCAE, and her colleagues at the University of Toronto, have attracted funding from the private sector, NSERC, and the Province of Ontario, to investigate the lifecycle GHG cost of civil engineering infrastructure. For more information, click here.


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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 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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