NIAGARA FALLS, ON, June 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's engineering profession
celebrated the accomplishments of seven outstanding professional
engineers and one engineering project during the Engineers Canada
Awards gala held today at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara
"I am thrilled to be involved with this event," said Ziya Tong, host of
the awards gala and co-host of Discovery Channel's Daily Planet.
"Without engineers, much of what I do and what we feature on Daily
Planet would not be possible."
The 2012 award recipients reflect this positive impact across
professions, and on communities. "From medical breakthroughs to serving
communities worldwide through the design of water and food supply
infrastructure, these professional engineers are leaders in their
fields," said Marie Carter, FEC, P.Eng., interim chief executive
officer and chief operating officer of Engineers Canada.
This year's Gold Medal Award recipient is Wilfrid Morin, ing., M.Sc.A.,
who has demonstrated leadership beneficial to both the engineering
profession and his community in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The
Gold Medal Award is the highest recognition of its kind in engineering
in Canada; one that Mr. Morin well deserves. A consulting engineer with
expertise in civil, highway and water treatment engineering, Mr. Morin
headed Teknika HBA, a Quebec engineering firm of 1,100 employees, and
oversaw a merger that created exp, a world-class company with 3,300 employees. His management and focus
on workplace quality of life led to Teknika HBA being listed among
Quebec's best employers and the 50 best-managed companies in Canada.
"Mr. Morin's leadership is an example for us all." said Brent Smith,
FEC, P.Eng., president of Engineers Canada. "He and the other 2012
award recipients exemplify how Canada's engineers help 34,000,000
The 2012 Engineers Canada Award recipients are:
Gold Medal Award - Wilfrid Morin, ing., M.Sc.A
National Award for an Engineering Project or Achievement - Port of Belledune Expansion Project
Young Engineer Achievement Award - Milica Radisic, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education - John A. Nychka, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession - Catherine A. Roome, P.Eng.
Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service - Paul Blanchard, FEC, P.Eng.
Gold Medal Student Award - Saksham Uppal
Meritorious Service Award for Community Service - Anna Dunets Wills, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng.
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.
SOURCE Engineers Canada
For further information:
William Meyer, Manager, Communications, Engineers Canada
Tel: 613-232-2474, ext. 249