Media Advisory - 65th Annual Ontario Professional Engineers Awards to Celebrate Engineering Excellence

Featuring an address by the Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Innovation

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Steeped in six-and-a-half decades of tradition, the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards Gala is the province's most prestigious engineering event of the year. Proudly co-presented by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the annual gala brings together industry innovators, academic thought leaders and policy makers to celebrate and be inspired by engineering excellence and achievement.

This year's Gala will also honour the sacrifices and achievements of Canada's military engineers and will feature a keynote address by Col. Jennie Carignan, M.A.J., CD, Chief of Staff, Land Forces Central Area / Joint Task Force Central, Canadian Forces.

WHO:     The Gala will feature insights from:
   
  • Corneliu Chisu, P.Eng., MP Pickering Scarborough East
  • The Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Innovation
  • Col. Jennie Carignan, M.A.J., CD, Chief of Staff, Land Forces Central Area / Joint Task Force Central, Canadian Forces
  • Eleven outstanding engineers receiving Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
     
WHEN:    Saturday, November 17, 2012
    7:00 p.m. Formal program begins
    7:35 p.m. Corneliu Chisu, MP, speaks
    7:37 p.m. The Hon. Brad Duguid speaks
    8:30 p.m. Col. Jennie Carignan speaks
    9:15 p.m. Awards presentation
    10:30 p.m. Wrap-up
      
WHERE:    Toronto Congress Centre
    650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario

2012 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards Recipients:

For the Professional Engineers - Gold Medal
Bert Orland Wasmund, MASc., Ph.D., P.Eng., FCAE
Executive Director, Hatch Ltd.

For the Engineering Medal - Engineering Excellence Category
James Wilfred Forbes, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Chief Design Engineer, National Steel Car Ltd., Hamilton

George Nowak, P.Eng.
Vice President, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Mississauga

For the Engineering Medal - Entrepreneurship Category
Stephen Carpenter, P.Eng.
President, Enermodal Engineering, Kitchener

For the Engineering Medal - Management Category
John Bianchini, P.Eng.
Chief Executive Officer and Global Managing Director, Metals, Hatch, Mississauga

Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., FEC
Executive Vice President, Buildings, Technology & Energy Global Business Unit
Morrison Hershfield Group Incorporated, Toronto

For the Engineering Medal - Research and Development Category
R. Douglas Hooton, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

Shaker A. Meguid, Ph.D, P.Eng., C.Eng., FIMechE, LTS-AIAA, FASME, FEIC
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

Comondore (Ravi) Ravindran, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University
And Director for the Centre for Near-Net-Shape Processing of Materials

For the Engineering Medal - Young Engineer Award
Goldie Nejat, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

For the Professional Engineers Citizenship Award
David Michael Wills, P.Eng.
President, D.M. Wills Associates Ltd., Peterborough

 

 

SOURCE: Ontario Society of Professional Engineers

For further information:

Andrea Ritter
Manager, Marketing and Communications  416-223-9961 ext. 224
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers 416-509-0486
aritter@ospe.on.ca www.ospe.on.ca