Category Archives: Activities of Interest

How to Change the World | Recovery Canada • August 2020

From 17-21 August, the fully-virtual How to Change the World | Recovery Canada • August 2020 program will be running with 200 engineering, business and interdisciplinary participants from five of Canada’s top universities: McGill University, Queen’s University, Ryerson University, University of Waterloo and York University.

CAE Fellows are invited to engage (virtually) with these participants as Experts. More detail about what it means to be an Expert for the program can be found on the Information for Experts and Partners webpage. (For those interested in learning more about the pedagogy of How to Change the World (HtCtW), and particularly their virtual experiential programs, HtCtW Founder and UCL academic, Dr Jason Blackstock, will be happy to host a roundtable discussion on the topic for participating CAE Experts following the program.)

You can confirm your willingness to contribute as an Expert simply by emailing or by clicking the button on the Information for Experts and Partners webpage.

For your reference, expert sessions will take place during the following times that week:

  • Tuesday 18 August 10.30-12.30 (ET)
  • Wednesday 19 August 08.30-10.30 (ET)
  • Thursday 20 August 10.15-12.45 (ET)
  • Friday 21 August 14.30-19.30 [with breaks] (ET) – for those interested in being a Judge for the final Showcase where participants present their ideas

Professor Honghi Tran honoured by TAPPI

The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, Inc. (TAPPI) has announced that Honghi Tran FCAE has been named winner of the Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award. Dr. Tran is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto in Canada, and is also the university’s Frank Dottori Chair in Pulp and Paper Engineering and Director of its Pulp & Paper Centre.


New VP at Carleton

Congratulations to Dr. Rafik A. Goubran, P.Eng., Fellow IEEE, FCAE, who has been appointed as Vice-President (Research and International) at Carleton University. Dr. Goubran has served as Acting Vice-President (Research and International), Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design, and Chair of the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and Professor.

Dr. Goubran’s research work is in the area of biomedical engineering, sensors, data analytics and digital signal processing. His current research deals with patient monitoring and the design of smart homes for the independent living of seniors, audio processing, heart and lung sound analysis, electronic noses, infrastructure protection, echo and noise cancellation, microphone arrays, and speech and speaker recognition.

Dr. Goubran’s leadership qualities have been recognized by his peers, who elected him Chair of the Council of Ontario Deans of Engineering, as well as by his Faculty, which recommended him for re-appointment as Dean for two terms