OTTAWA, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Engineers Canada is honoured to announce the 2012 Engineers Canada Scholarships recipients. The seven annual scholarships are provided through the generous support of Manulife Financial and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.
This year's recipients are pursuing advanced studies to build on their engineering education and conduct research that will make positive contributions to the health and prosperity of Canadians in areas such as infrastructure, climate change, healthcare and energy.
"They may not realize it, but Canadians see the benefit of the work engineers do every day," said Engineers Canada President Catherine Karakatsanis, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng. "We are proud to support our scholarship recipients as they develop tools, technologies and contribute research that will improve the lives of Canadians."
"Engineering is about continual learning and the recipients' commitment to enhancing their engineering skills and knowledge help strengthen the engineering profession," said Engineers Canada Chief Executive Officer Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng.
Manulife Financial and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex have a proud history with Engineers Canada. The scholarships reward outstanding engineers who demonstrate great potential as they build on their engineering background through advanced studies.
"Recognizing the outstanding men and women of the engineering profession has always been an honour for us," says Gavin Robinson, SVP and General Manager, Affinity Markets, Manulife Financial. "As Canada's leading provider of life, disability and health insurance to professionals and alumni associations, we are proud of our partnership of over 60 years with Engineers Canada, and are privileged to be part of a scholarship program that supports talented engineers as they strive to improve Canadians' futures."
"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 Sylvie Demers, Chairman, 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 2012 scholarship recipients are working on a range of projects that include: mineral carbon storage and its integration into mineral processing operations; vibration-based structural health monitoring tool to study the movements of bridges; thermal simulation tools in climate engineering; researching leadership within the context of engineering project management; adding an engineering perspective to healthcare; combining engineering and legal knowledge to more effectively respond to challenges in the energy industry; and econometric research to help governments understand the social, environmental and economic impacts of drinking water investment.
The 2012 scholarship recipients are:
Engineers Canada-Manulife Financial Scholarships ($12,500):
- Erin R. Bobicki, P.Eng., APEGA/PEO, pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta;
- Serge L. Desjardins, P.Eng., Engineers and Geoscientists New Brunswick, pursuing a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Carleton University;
- Mark Pauls, P.Eng., APEGM, pursuing a M.Sc. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Danube University Krems, Austria.
Engineers Canada-TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Scholarships ($7,500):
- Isabelle Bonneau, ing., M.Sc.A, MBA, OIQ, pursuing a Ph.D. in Administration at l'Université du Québec à Montréal;
- Elizabeth Isenor, BSc, B.Eng., P.Eng., APEGA, pursuing a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Calgary;
- Henry Ren, P.Eng., APEGA, pursuing a Juris Doctor at the University of Toronto.
Engineers Canada-TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Léopold Nadeau Scholarship ($10,000):
- Anna Michelle Robak, P.Eng., CPEng, Engineers and Geoscientists New Brunswick, pursuing a Ph.D. in Business and Economics, specializing in public infrastructure investments, at the University South Australia in Adelaide, Australia.
Visit www.engineerscanada.ca/e/pr_awards_2.cfm for more information on Engineers Canada's national Scholarship Program and the 2012 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 250,000 members of the engineering profession.
SOURCE: Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
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William Meyer, Manager, Communications
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