Fellows in the News

GG Recognizes CAE Fellows’ Excellence

Several CAE Fellows have been recognized by the Governor General as new appointments to the Order of Canada.  These appointments highlight the outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

Congratulations to the CAE Fellows receiving these prestigious awards:

Members (C.M.):

  • Cristina Amon – For her contributions to the advancement of the field of engineering and to research and innovation across Canada.
  • Yves Beauchamp – For expanding the École de technologie supérieure and Montréal’s Quartier de l’innovation, and for his devotion to post-secondary education.
  • Hoda ElMaraghy – For her contributions to the field of mechanical engineering, notably for her work in advancing manufacturing systems in Canada and abroad.
  • Jagmohan Humar – For his contributions to structural engineering, for his commitment to education, and for his long-standing service as a community leader.
  • David P. Wilkinson – For his contributions to electrochemical science and engineering, particularly the ongoing development of fuel cell technology.

Read more about the recipients and the awards here.

Vice Regal Commendation

On the eve of the completion of her five and a half years term as British Columbia’s 29th Lieutenant Governor, Her Honour Judith Guichon, OBC, awarded a Vice Regal Commendation to Colin Smith, FCAE. This infrequently bestowed national honour is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall, and was awarded in recognition of commendable service rendered to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

APEGA Awards

Congratulations to the following Fellows for their recent APEGA Awards:

  • Leah Lawrence received the APEGA Centennial Leadership Award
  • Lynne Cowe Falls, APEGA Women in Engineering and Geoscience Champion
  • Simaan AbouRizk, APEGA Excellence in Education Award


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.

CAE News from the week of 20 November 2017

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.

Meet the Women: Conversations with champions, leaders, and luminaries

 FCAE Elizabeth Cannon, Molly Shoichet and Martha Salcudean are featured in author Paulina Cameron’s Canadian 150 Women, a book that profiles inspiring women in Canada with empowering stories. For more information, click here.

New and improved Canada Science and Tech Museum reopens

 Congratulations to the designers, administrators, tradesmen and engineers for the new and improved National Science and Technology Museum, which includes FCAE Richard L’Abbe’s Ford GT.

The Ottawa Business Journal has the full story, click here.

CAE in the News: ‘Greening’ our power grid could boost competitiveness while cutting carbon emissions

The CAE’s 2010 report on the national electricity grid entitled Report of the Canada Power Grid Task Force was cited in a recent Globe and Mail contribution by Boston Consulting Group.

To read the article, click here.

WXN Canada Most Powerful Women Top 100 List

We are very pleased to report that Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellows, Jeanette Southwood, VP Engineers Canada, and Nancy Hill, Founding Partner, Hill & Schumacher have been named to the WXN Canada Most Powerful Women Top 100 list. For more information, click here.


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CAE News from the week of 13 November 2017

On a weekly basis, CAE compiles news of interest to the organization and its members, and makes it publicly available on our website. CAE works to highlight emerging issues in which engineering has a role as well as  promote recognition of engineering excellence and innovation.

Ontario Names Molly Shoichet the Province’s First Chief Scientist 

Congratulations to University of Toronto Professor and FCAE, Molly Shoichet, who has been appointed as the province’s first Chief Scientist. As Chief Scientist, her role will be to advance science and innovation in the province — and to make government smarter and more effective by providing decision-makers with the world’s best scientific research and evidence. Read more, click here.

University of Toronto Alumni Awards

Congratulations to Tom Chau, FCAE, who has been recognized by the University of Toronto for his contributions to bioengineering. Also recognized at the ceremony was Professor Jonathan Rose, FCAE, with an Alumni Hall of Distinction Award. For more information, click here.

Contaminants in Wastewater Expert Panel

Professor Donald Mavinic, FCAE, has been chosen to Chair the Canadian Water Network’s National Expert Panel on Canada’s Needs and Opportunities to Address Contaminants in Wastewater. For more information, click here.

OSPE/PEO Ontario Professional Engineers Awards

Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellows Catherine Karakatsanis, Chief Operating Officer of Morrison Hershfield Group Inc., and Samantha Espley, Technical Director of Vale Base Metals, were both honoured at this weekend’s Professional Engineers Ontario/ Ontario Society of Professional Engineers 2017 Professional Engineers Awards. Congratulations!

The Globe and Mail has the full story, click here.

Governor-in-Council Appointment Opportunities

Engineers Canada has brought to our attention the following immediate opportunities. Individuals appointed by the Governor-in-Council (GIC) play an important role in Canada’s democracy by serving on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies, and tribunals across the country. To maintain public confidence in government decision-making, the Government of Canada is committed to filling GIC positions with highly qualified candidates who reflect Canada’s diversity.

GIC appointments would benefit from the skills and expertise of experienced engineers. GIC is currently seeking applications for the following positions:

  • Directors, Federal Bridge Corporation Limited. For more information, click here. Deadline to apply is November 20, 2017.
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. For more information, click here. Review of applications began on September 29, 2017, but applications are still being accepted and may be considered.

CAE featured in PEO Dimension

The November/December issue of Professional Engineers Ontario’s  Engineering Dimensions highlights the CAE Aubin & Belfry Scholarships, plus achievements of FCAE Jeanette Southwood and Bert Wasmund (see page 20). To read the latest issue, click here.

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Blockchain Appointment

Kim Allen, P.Eng. IntPE, FEC, FCAE, MBA was appointed to the Integrated Engineering Blockchain Consortium Advisory Board. The Integrated Engineering Blockchain Consortium (IEBC.co) was formed to capitalize on the extraordinary opportunity for professional engineers to work closely with the insurance industry and financial institutions as the decentralized adjudication force to assure smart contracts in real work environments. The result is expected to increase process efficiency, fault-tolerance, enhanced valuation of assets and reduced risk exposures.Mr. Allen was also recently appointed the Advisory Board of Virelec Ltd. Virelec focuses on Protection, Control and SCADA Systems, as well as a complete range of Energy Management and Energy Storage Solutions for all applications from residential to large industrial projects.

Read the full article here: https://iebc.co/iebc-adds-kim-allen-p-eng-to-advisory-board/

Another Woman of Innovation

“Some people have great ideas, they are visionary, but if you can’t translate that into results, it’s meaningless. Ideas are cheap.” Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, P.Eng, President of the University of Calgary, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Elizabeth Cannon is an expert in geomatics engineering and her research has been at the forefront of the development of global positioning systems (GPS). She holds three patents, twelve software licenses, and has commercialized technology to more than 200 organizations across the world. Since 2010, she has served as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary. She is the first woman to hold this position. Under her leadership, the institution’s international ranking has moved to the top university under fifty years old in North America and ninth worldwide. Elizabeth is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Russian Academy of Navigation, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Royal Institute of Surveyors. She sits on several boards and is chair of the board of directors of Universities Canada. Elizabeth has received more than fifty institutional, national, and international awards for her groundbreaking research, teaching, leadership, and professional service, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and the Engineers Canada Gold Medal in 2013.

Read the full article here: http://magazine.cim.org/en/voices/elizabeth-cannon/

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