MEDIA ADVISORY - PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Engineers Canada to Honour Former Memorial University Dean of Engineering & Applied Science at Annual Awards Gala in St. John's on May 25th

ST. JOHN'S, May 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Tomorrow night in downtown St. John's, 160 guests will attend the Engineers Canada annual Awards Gala.  Eight recipients, including professor emeritus and former dean Ross Peters, will receive national awards for their contributions to the Canadian engineering profession.

Presented annually since 1972 to recognize outstanding Canadian engineers, teams of engineers, engineering projects and achievements, and engineering students, the Engineers Canada Awards highlight professional excellence, as well as the contributions of engineers to their community, and to the safety and well-being of Canadians.

Professor emeritus and former dean of Memorial University Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, G. Ross Peters, PhD, FCAE, FEC, P.Eng., is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service.  Despite being retired from MUN for more than 20 years, Ross remains a tireless promoter of engineering education in Canada and around the world and is available for media interviews.

This year, recipients of these prestigious awards will share their own stories of achievement, excellence, and passion for the profession. All eight award recipients are available also for interviews at the awards ceremony.

Event details are as follows:

DATE:  Thursday, May 25th, 2017

TIME:  7:00 – 10:00 pm* (Dinner & Awards)

*6:00-6:45 pm.  On site pre-event media availability:  

  • Opportunity to meet with all award recipients and Engineers Canada spokespeople.  
  • Additional interview opportunities also available throughout the day via onsite media contacts.

LOCATION: St. John's Convention Centre, Bannerman Ballroom (B1&B2), 101 New Gower Street, St. John's, Newfoundland

About Engineers Canada

Engineers Canada is the national organization of the provincial and territorial associations that regulate and license the country's 290,000 professional engineers.

For more information, please visit 2017 Engineers Canada Awards for details and videos about each award recipient.

SOURCE Engineers Canada

For further information: Media contacts: (onsite) Brent Gibson, Engineers Canada, 613-462-7315, brent.gibson@engineerscanada.ca or Eileen Tobey, 416-540-4047, eileen@bespeakcommunications.com

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