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”.
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”.
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.
Jeanette M. Southwood, M.A.Sc., FCAE, FEC, P.Eng., Vice-President of Strategy and Partnerships at Engineers Canada, testified and answered questions in front of the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women on May 18, 2017. Engineers Canada was invited to appear as a witness to provide evidence for the Committee’s study on the economic security of women in Canada. Listen to her testimony on the Committee website (testimony starts at 09:44:00).
Congratulations to Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., FCAE, FEC Chief Operating Officer, Morrison Hershfield Group Inc and Samantha Espley, MASc., P.Eng., FCAE, Technical Director, Vale Base Metals, both to be recognized at the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) in 2017.