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Winners of annual engineering awards are announced


Ottawa, ON May 20, 2003 The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers has announced the winners of its annual awards.

The recipients of the Canadian Engineers’ Awards for 2003 are:

– Jean-Guy Paquet, CC, OQ, PhD, ing (Sainte-Foy) – Gold MedalAward for exceptional individual achievement and distinction in a field of engineering;

– Franois Michaud, PhD, ing (Sherbrooke) – Young Engineer Achievement Award for outstanding contribution in a field of engineering by an engineer 35 years of age or younger;

– Andr Picard, PhD, ing (Sainte-Foy) – Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education for exemplary contribution to engineering teaching at a Canadian university;

– Gilles Brire, ing (Boucherville) – Meritorious Service Award for Community Service for exemplary voluntary contribution to a community organization or humanitarian endeavour;

– Dr Walter K Bilanski, PEng (Guelph) – Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service for outstanding contribution to a professional, consulting or technical engineering association or society in Canada;

– Peter D Hiscocks, PEng (Toronto) – Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession for exemplary actions and contributions that open doors for women to successfully enter the engineering profession;

– Lions’ Gate bridge renovation (Vancouver, designed by Buckland & Taylor) and design and construction of the Diavik A154 Dike (Northwest Territories, designed by Diavik Diamond Mine and Nishi- Khon/SNC-Lavalin) – National Award for Engineering Achievement for outstanding engineering projects or achievements by an engineering team in which Canadian engineers were involved;

– Ali-Ismail Shivji (McGill University, Montreal) – Gold Medal Student Award for exceptional individual achievement by an undergraduate engineering student who demonstrates leadership and/or contributes to society through extracurricular activities.

The awards will be presented on May 24 at a special ceremony during the Canadian Engineers Awards Gala in Calgary.