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 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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