OTTAWA, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The 2013 Engineers Canada scholarship recipients are complementing their
technical skills with business and leadership skills, and developing
tools and technologies that will result in positive contributions to
areas such as Canadian infrastructure and the environment.
The annual scholarships are provided through the generous support of
Manulife Financial and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex. They reward
outstanding engineers who demonstrate great potential as they build on
their engineering background by pursuing advanced degrees.
"These talented young engineers are contributing to our country's health
and prosperity by working on important social, economic and
environmental issues," said Engineers Canada President W. James
Beckett, FEC, P.Eng. "Their studies will provide essential information
for decision-makers to make informed choices on issues affecting the
lives of Canadians."
"We are honoured to be part of Engineers Canada's generous scholarship
program, especially as we celebrate 65 years of partnership in the
service of outstanding engineering professionals. We look forward to
many more years of active support of their admirable efforts to improve
the lives of Canadians," said Brian Gooding, Senior Vice-President and
General Manager, Affinity Markets, Manulife Financial.
"As Canada's premier provider of group home and auto insurance programs,
what differentiates us at TD Insurance are the lasting ties we maintain
with our business partners," said Paul Douglas, Vice-President,
Affinity Market Group, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex. "Scholarship is a
lifelong pursuit. We are proud of our more than 60 years of supporting
tomorrow's engineers through the Engineers Canada scholarship program."
The six 2013 scholarship recipients are working on a range of projects:
Engineers Canada-Manulife Financial Scholarships ($12,500):
Mathew T. Langford, M.Eng., P.Eng., (APEGA) is pursuing a doctorate in Civil Engineering (Water Resources
Engineering) at the University of Alberta. He is researching how fish
upstream of hydropower generation facilities are affected by dam
Catherine Tatarniuk, P.Eng., (APEGS) is pursuing a doctorate in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering) at the University of
Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is researching how to
stabilise landslides in clay soil using deep soil mixing technology.
Ron Thiessen, P.Eng., (APEGA) is pursuing a doctorate in Civil Engineering (Environmental
Engineering) at the University of Calgary. He is developing a tool decision-makers can use to make informed choices about cleaning
up contaminated sites.
Engineers Canada-TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Scholarships ($7,500):
Dooseon (James) Park, P.Eng., (APEGA) is pursuing a Master's in Business Administration at the University of
Calgary. He is rounding out his technical experience with business and
Garrett Schmidt, P.Eng., (APEGS) is pursuing a Master's in Business Administration at the
University of Saskatchewan. He will enhance his understanding of
management systems in order to design more effective infrastructure
Bénédicte Thérien, ing., (OIQ), is pursuing a doctorate in Applied Human Sciences at l'Université
de Montréal. She is taking a multidisciplinary approach to
understanding how to influence and encourage people to embrace
behaviours beneficial to the environment.
Visit www.engineerscanada.ca/e/pr_awards_2.cfm for more information on Engineers Canada's national Scholarship Program
and the 2013 recipients.
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 260,000 members of the
SOURCE: Engineers Canada
For further information:
William Meyer, Manager, Communications
613-232-2474, ext. 249