YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's engineering
profession will once again celebrate excellence in engineering during its
annual Engineers Canada Awards Gala, held at the Weledeh Catholic School in
Yellowknife. The event marks the inaugural year for an award for excellence in
Tyler Irving will take home the medal for his article, "Nature's
Industrialists" published in Canadian Chemical News, on the use of advanced
research in biotechnology to create "forest biorefineries." Irving's article
uses accessible language to describe a critical yet complex technology for
Canada's future chemical manufacturing from renewable resources.
"We are so pleased to recognize the important role the media plays in making
engineering accessible to Canadians," said Catherine Karakatsanis, FEC, FCAE,
P.Eng., president of Engineers Canada.
Also honoured this evening will be Elizabeth Cannon, FEC, P.Eng., who will
receive the prestigious Gold Medal Award. Currently president of University of
Calgary, Cannon is a former dean of the Schulich School of Engineering. Her
research and teaching in the area of satellite navigation for land, air and
marine applications have garnered Cannon an impressive international
reputation as a leading engineer in the area of satellite navigation.
"In addition to her research, Elizabeth Cannon is a passionate advocate for
the importance of higher education in fostering the talents of young
engineers," said Karakatsanis. "She and all the 2013 award recipients are
leaders in their respective fields and in the profession. The recipients
exemplify how positive contributions across the profession have an impact on
communities, the environment and future generations."
We are pleased that Ziya Tong, co-host of Discovery Channel's Daily Planet,
will once again be our special host of the awards gala.
The 2013 Engineers Canada Award recipients are:
-- Gold Medal Award - Elizabeth Cannon, FEC, P.Eng.
-- Young Engineer Achievement Award - Goldie Nejat, Ph.D., P.Eng.
-- Meritorious Service Award for Community Service - Mohinder S.
Grover, FEC, Ph.D., P.Eng.
-- Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service - M.G. (Ron)
Britton, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng.
-- Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession -
Josephine Hill, P.Eng.
-- Award of Journalism Excellence in Engineering - Tyler Irving
-- Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education - Arindom Sen,
-- National Award for an Engineering Project or Achievement - BC
Visit www.engineerscanada.ca/e/pr_awards_1.cfm for more information.
The Engineers Canada Awards are sponsored by Manulife Financial, TD Insurance
Meloche Monnex, ENCON and the Great-West Life Assurance Company. Engineers
Canada is the national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial
associations that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada and license
the country's more than 250,000 members of the engineering profession.
William Meyer, Manager, Communications, Engineers Canada Tel: 613-232-2474,
ext. 249 firstname.lastname@example.org
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