Celebrating Engineering Achievement – Spring 2021

OSPE’s role is to provide a platform for engineers to create positive change. There are so many individuals in the engineering profession that are dedicated to leadership and volunteerism, so OSPE will use our blog to celebrate some of the most recent achievements and announcements each quarter. If you want to be featured next, or know someone who has news to share, send us an email or post a comment below.

indra maharjan engineering achievementIndra Maharjan, P.Eng., wins Government Leader award at 2021 Water’s Next Awards

Every year, Water Canada’s Water’s Next awards program honours the incredible achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to make a positive change in the water industry in Canada and abroad.

OSPE would like to congratulate Indra Maharjan, P.Eng., on winning the Government Leader award at this year’s awards ceremony. Indra is a great example of how engineers care for the environment around them and how engineers can lead within their industry to make impactful change.


Jeanette SouthwoodJeanette Southwood, P.Eng. named Honorary Captain by Royal Canadian Navy

OSPE would like to congratulate member, Jeanette Southwood, P.Eng., on being named an Honorary Captain (Navy) of the Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott by the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Canadians who receive this an honorary designation are appointed by the Minister of National Defence and are leaders in their respective fields and take on the role of ambassador for the RCN to the Canadian people as a whole.


bert wasmund engineering achievementDr. Bert Wasmund, P.Eng., receives the Selwyn Blaylock Canadian Mining Excellence Award

OSPE would also like to congratulate Dr. Bert Wasmund, P.Eng., for receiving this year’s Selwyn Blaylock Canadian Mining Excellence Award. This award celebrates an individual’s distinguished service to Canada through exceptional achievement in the field of mining, metallurgy, or geology.


saverio parrotta engineering achievementJ.L. Richards announces Saverio Parrotta, P.Eng., as new President and CEO

OSPE member Saverio Parrotta, P.Eng., was recently announced as the new President and CEO of JLR, after previous President and CEO, Guy Cormier, P.Eng., announced his retirement.

OSPE would like to congratulate Saverio on this new appointment and wish him all the best in leading his organization into this new chapter.


OSPE Member, Franz Newland, P.Eng., wins prestigious outstanding teaching award

franz newland

Franz Newland, P.Eng., OSPE member and associate professor – teaching, and undergraduate program director in the Department of Earth and Space Science & Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, has been awarded the prestigious American Society for Engineering Education St. Lawrence Section Outstanding Teaching Award.

OSPE would like to congratulate Franz on receiving such an honour. Franz’s dedication to leading the next generation of Ontario’s engineers is a great example of one of three pillars in OSPE’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan – Engineers Lead.

If you want to be featured next, or know someone that should be celebrated, send us an email or post a comment below!

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