What’s New at the Academy

CAE News for the week of 9 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.

Research into Engineering Education

University of Toronto Professor Greg Evans, FCAE, has made a public call for funding for research into STEM education. For more information, click here.

Honorary Degree

Congratulations to University of Waterloo Professor Ralph Haas, FCAE, known as “the father of pavement asset management,” who will be awarded an honorary degree from the University of Alberta. For more information, click here.

Engineering Wall of Fame

Congratulations to Chris Huskilson, FCAE and recently retired CEO of Emera, who has been honoured by the University of New Brunswick for his contributions to the business community and education. For more information, click here.

AGM: Accommodations Deadline

CAE’s Annual General Meeting, Technical Symposium and Induction Ceremony will take place on Monday, June 18 in Calgary at the Calgary Petroleum Club.

The deadline to book accommodations is Friday, April 27.  Click here to book your room today. 

To learn more about the event and register, click here.


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CAE News from the weeks of 26 March and 2 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.

Alan Holt FCAE (b.September 12, 1933 – d.Saturday, November 5, 2016)

 We have recently been informed of the passing of CAE Fellow Alan R. Holt. From his induction citation:

Al Holt rose from a graduate engineer building hydro electric power stations for Ontario Hydro to managing the construction of fossil stations such as Lambton, then being in charge of procurement for the utility. He subsequently became Vice President in charge of Planning and ultimately President of the whole utility – incidentally the largest utility in North America. He was part of Ontario Hydro during major part of its engineering construction and has participated in all facets, dealing with employees, engineers and technicians, suppliers and contractors from around the world.

We pass our condolences to his widow, Mrs. Lynne Holt, and his family. To learn more about Alan Holt and his lifetime of accomplishments, click here. 

QE Prize 2019 Nominations Now Open

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a global £1 million prize that celebrates a ground-breaking innovation in engineering. The prize rewards an individual or team of engineers whose work has had a major impact on humanity.

Entry to the Prize is open to any living individual (or up to five individuals) of any nationality who are personally responsible for a ground-breaking innovation in engineering which has been of benefit to humanity.

The closing date to submit your nomination(s) is 18 May 2018.
The deadline for referees to submit supporting statements is 15 June 2018
The winner(s) of the 2019 QEPrize will be announced in February 2019.

For more information, click here.

Distinguished University Professorship

Congratulations to Dr. Jin Jiang, FCAE, who was named a Distinguished University Professor at Western University for his work on control systems. For more information, click here.

Canada Infrastructure Contest

Paul Acchione, M. Eng., P. Eng., FCAE and the INZEM Energy team participated in the Caninfra transformational infrastructure concepts contest. The voting closed on 7 April. Best of luck to him and his team!

Interim VP Research at Queen’s University Appointed

Congratulations to Kim Woodhouse, FCAE, for her appointment as Interim Vice-Principal (Research) at Queen’s University. For more information, click here.

An Interview with SDTC CEO Leah Lawrence

Leah Lawrence, FCAE, was interviewed by TheFutureEconomy.ca for their series on clean tech:

“Canada has the money, the data and a critical mass of people running (cleantech) companies that can take us where we have probably never been before.”

To read the full interview, click here.

Thanks, Invisible Little Water Filters

University of Toronto Professor Elizabeth Edwards, FCAE, is using single-celled microorganisms to clean contaminated water. For more information, click here.


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CAE News for the weeks of 12 and 19 March

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.

Lecture of a Lifetime

 In Calgary on April 4? You have an opportunity to learn from Lynn Cowe Falls, FCAE. Dr. Falls is an award-winning professor emerita with the Schulich School of Engineering. Learn more about this opportunity here.

PEO Honours

Congratulations to Chris Roney, FCAE, (Companion) and Jeanette Southwood, FCAE, (Officer) for their PEO Order of Honour Awards. For more information, click here.

Queen’s Honorary Degree

Kudos to Indira Samarasekera, FCAE, who will be honoured by Queens University at its Spring convocation. For more information, click here.

Missing…Visionaries for Nation-Building Projects

The Canadian Academy of Engineering Honorary Fellow, Clem Bowman, describes nation-building infrastructure projects in the National Post’s National Engineering Month supplement. To read, click here.


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CAE News for the weeks of 26 February and 5 March

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.

Joint CAE/Conference Board Study Examines the Cost of a Cleaner Future 

The Canadian Academy of Engineering  and the Conference Board’s study, which examined the economic impacts of reducing GHG emissions, was featured in the Winter 2018 edition “The Best of the Board” research quarterly. For more information, click here.

Reminder: CAE/SAE Mobility Scholarship Deadline is 20 March

As part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, and in recognition of the importance of transportation and mobility design engineering for the future of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) has partnered with the SAE Foundation Canada to offer an undergraduate scholarship in transportation and mobility engineering and an award for university students’ outstanding aerospace design. The CAE Bruce Aubin SAE Aerospace Design Award will be valued at $800, and the CAE William G. Belfry Memorial SAE Scholarships is $2000. The award and scholarship will be given annually to top engineering students from across Canada. More information is available here.

Please note the 20 March 2018 application deadline.

Water Stewardship

Kim Sturgess, FCAE and a Past President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, discusses water stewardship for the Queen’s Alumni Review. For more information, click here.

National Energy Woes

The Canadian Academy of Engineering has been calling for an East-West national electricity grid for years. A recent article in Sharp Magazine asks why a national power grid has not been built yet in Canada. For more information, click here.

Hind Rattan Award

Congratulations to Dr. Shushanta Mitra, FCAE and Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, for being awarded the prestigious Hind Rattan Award. For more information, click here.

Meritorious Accomplishments in Chemical Information

 Congratulations to Professor Paul Weiss, FCAE, who has been awarded the 2018 American Chemical Society Austin M. Patterson-E.J. Crane Award, given biennially for meritorious accomplishments in chemical information. For more information, click here.

Senate of Canada Appointments

The Canadian Academy of Engineering has been advised by the Chair of the Independent Advisory Board on Senate Appointments to share information with our Fellows about the process for nominating individuals to the Senate. For more information, please write to kgoheen@cae-acg.ca. To read the news release, click here.

YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction

Congratulations to University of Toronto Engineering Prof Milica Radisi, FCAE, who was named a YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction. According to her citation “As an award-winning engineer, academic and researcher, Dr. Milica Radisic is both a door opener and a role model for women in science and engineering. Milica is an international leader in the field of cardiovascular tissue engineering. Her innovative research has the potential to revolutionize treatment for people suffering from myocardial infraction and congestive heart failure.”

For more information, click here.

PEO Election Results

Congratulations to Nancy Hill, P.Eng, FCAE, who was elected President-Elect of PEO Council for the 2018-2019 term. For more information, click here. 


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CAE News for the week of 19 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.

2018 CIC Award

 Congratulations to University of Western Ontario Professor Xueliang (Andy) Sun, FCAE, for winning the 2018 Chemical Institute of Canada Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry. For more information, click here.

Canadian Science and Technology Museum

On a recent trip to the newly renovated Canadian Science and Technology Museum, Executive Director Kevin Goheen was pleased to see that CAE Fellow Indira Samarasekera’s work in metallurgy was featured.

Board Meeting Minutes

Moving forward, the CAE will be providing a summary of the minutes from our Board meetings in the Fellows’ Portal. You can access these by logging into your account here and clicking on the “Information for Fellows” link on the upper left-hand side of the page.

Outstanding Fellowship Dues

Have you renewed your Fellowship with CAE for 2018? Approximately 180 Fellows still have outstanding Fellowship dues. Fees are payable through your 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 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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