P.Engs honoured with national awards

In May, eight engineers from across Canada received top honours for their contributions to the engineering profession from Engineers Canada, the national organization of the provincial and territorial engineering regulators. From Ontario, Larry E. Seeley, PhD, P.Eng., chair and CEO of Seeley Group Ltd., received the prestigious Gold Medal for his exceptional individual achievements and distinction in engineering. His role in the growth of Canada’s mining and metallurgical sector combined with his fostering and promoting new businesses and technologies within the minerals and recycled metals industries worldwide caps his 40-year career. Mary A. Wells, PhD, P.Eng., received the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession Award. As professor and inaugural associate dean, outreach, faculty of engineering, University of Waterloo, Wells is recognized as a significant role model and leader in the Canadian and global engineering community for women. Amy M. Bilton, PhD, P.Eng., received the Young Engineer Achievement Award. As researcher and educator at the University of Toronto’s faculty of applied science and engineering, Bilton’s research is extremely appealing to students because of its significant international development focus, working on technologies geared towards water and energy solutions for the developing world. Eduardo (Ted) Maulucci, P.Eng., received the Meritorious Service Award for Community Service. As president of SmartONE Solutions Inc., Maulucci not only creates industry-leading solutions in software and smart buildings but also gives generously of his personal time to mentor engineering students, to find funding for academic institutions, and to help entrepreneurs bring their products to market. Presented annually, the Engineers Canada Awards recognize outstanding Canadian engineers, teams, projects, achievements and engineering students, highlighting professional excellence and contributions of engineers to their communities.

New 2017 fellows to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) were recently announced. The following Ontario P.Engs were inducted: Robert Andrews, P.Eng., professor, civil engineering, University of Toronto; Michel Bruneau, P.Eng., professor, University of Buffalo; Sanjeev Chandra, P.Eng., professor, University of Toronto; Tom Chau, P.Eng., vice president, research, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabiliation Hospital; Daolun Chen, P.Eng., professor, Ryerson University; Zhongwei Chen, EIT, professor and Canada research chair, University of Waterloo; Thomas Chong, P.Eng., FEC, project lead, Ontario Ministry of Health; John Doering, P.Eng., associate vice president, partnerships, University of Manitoba; Mark Hundert, P.Eng., retired national director, Hay Group Health Care Consulting; Xianguo Li, P.Eng., professor, University of Waterloo; Heather MacLean, P.Eng., professor, University of Toronto; Muthukumaran Packirisamy, P.Eng., professor, mechanical engineering, Concordia University; Scott Phillips, P.Eng., CEO, StarFish Holdings Inc.; Christopher Pickles, P.Eng., professor, Queen’s University; Andrew Pollard, P.Eng., professor and Queen’s research chair, Queen’s University; Ishwar Puri, P.Eng., dean of engineering and professor, McMaster University; Chris Roney, P.Eng., BDS, FEC, president, Roney Engineering Ltd.; Mehrdad Saif, P.Eng., dean, faculty of engineering, University of Windsor; Khaled Sennah, P.Eng., professor and department chair, civil engineering department, Ryerson University; Joao Soares, P.Eng., professor, University of Alberta; John Young, P.Eng., retired director, steelmaking and casting, Hatch Canada; Wei Yu, P.Eng., professor and Canada research chair, University of Toronto; and Dan Zhang, P.Eng., Kaneff professor, robotics and mechatronics, York University. Fellows of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers to honorary fellowship in the academy for their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.

The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) has announced its 2017 scholarship recipients. Elena Uchiteleva, a third-year PhD student in electrical engineering at Western University, was selected as the $15,000 Claudette Mackay-Lassonde Award Recipient. Mariko Shimoda, a second-year mechanical engineering student at the University of Waterloo, received the $5,000 Engineering Ambassador Award for Ontario. Olga Misic, a second-year chemical engineering student at the University of Toronto, was selected as the $5,000 Rona Hatt Chemical Engineering Ambassador Award recipient. Zaineb Al-Faesly, a third-year undergraduate civil engineering student at the University of Ottawa, is the recipient of the $10,000 Vale Undergraduate Scholarship. Vanessa Raponi, a materials engineering and management student at McMaster University, received the $5,000 Dillon Undergraduate Engineering Ambassador Award. The CEMF offers monetary scholarships annually to women studying engineering in canada.