On Tuesday, June 6th, at its Annual meeting, the Canadian Engineering Education Association announced two new awards. The first of these awards is the Ron Britton Engineering Education Vanguard Award. This will be awarded at the CEEA AGM to be held at UBC next June. It is to honor someone early in their career who is making significant contributions to engineering education. The second new Award is the CEEA/ACEG Lifetime Service Award. Ron Britton FCAE was named as the first recipient of this Award.
“The next big thing in construction robotics” says @UWaterloo Civil Eng Prof Carl Haas #FCAE
Distinguished Professor Emeritus and the Norman W McLeod Engineering Professor at the University of Waterloo, Ralph Haas, was honored by the World Congress on Pavement and Asset Management in Milan, June 15, 2017, with their international award “For his pioneering research and development of innovative technologies for managing road networks, his contribution in the fields of pavement engineering and his sustained excellence in education as Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo”.
The Government of Canada is looking for Canada Foundation for Innovation Directors. Deadline Aug 8 to become involved with this worthwhile organization.
Congratulations to Steve Hrudey FCAE and APEGA on winning a 2017 Gold Hermes Marcom Award for “We Must Honour the Privilege of Self-Regulation — or Risk Losing It”.
Andre Bazergui provided the following report: “The Montreal Section of the Academy held its Annual General Meeting last Thursday, June 15 at the New CHUM (Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal University) with about 30 CAE Fellows attending. They were joined by members of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and other guests for an exceptional program on the New CHUM. The speakers were Dr. Eric Meslin FCAHS, President and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies, Dr. Fabrice Brunet, President and CEO of CHUM, and Mr. Jacques Morency, Associate Director – Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning and Facility Management, who gave an outstanding presentation on the intricacies of realizing such a mammoth $2.5 billion project. A very impressive visit of the facilities followed; our group being the first to be offered such a visit. During the cocktail, the architects Azad Chichmanian and Michael Mueller shared their vision of the project.
The CHUM Research Centre opened its doors in 2013 and the hospital will open this year, unveiling the new CHUM, a world-class teaching hospital in tune with its community where it plays a major role, in a socially aware perspective of sustainable development and concerted urban approach.
A great meeting ably organized by CAE Fellows Yves Beauchamps, Chair of the Montreal Section, and Clermont Gignac, Executive director at the Ministry of Health, responsible for the implementation of the new Montreal Hospitals.
The link below gives access to all the photos taken by André Bazergui, FCAE
Adel Sedra FCAE has been honoured by Western University for his leadership in microelectronics and university administration.
York University has announced 12 recipients of Honorary Degrees at its Spring Convocation. the list includes Mac Evans, FCAE, former president of the Canadian Space Agency.
Congratulations to Jeanette Southwood FCAE, VP Strategy & Partnerships , EngineersCanada, receiving an Honorary Degree from University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). She has been honoured both for her work in Urban Development and Infrastructure and Global Sustainable Cities, for exceptional achievements in work and excellence in service to the community and the profession.