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:|
|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
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