Engineers and Innovation to be Celebrated at 2016 OPEA Gala

2016 OPEA AwardsThe Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) are pleased to announce the 2016 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) recipients. The 2016 OPEA awards will be presented at the annual OPEA gala, the province’s most prestigious and anticipated engineering event, on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the International Centre in Mississauga.

Under the theme Engineers and Innovation, this year’s event will showcase the substantial contributions engineers make to the economic growth of Ontario through their work as innovators and entrepreneurs, and the important role they play in shaping the technological advances that keep our society moving forward.

The 2016 OPEA recipients are:

Professional Engineers Gold Medal
Larry Seeley, M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.
Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Seeley Group

Engineering Medals
Engineering Excellence
George Anders, Ph.D., P.Eng.
President, Anders Consulting; Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Vaughn Betz, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

John T.W. Yeow, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Systems Design Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Micro/Nano Devices, University of Waterloo President, ArtSensing Inc.

Research and Development
James S. Aitchison, B.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Susan L. Tighe, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.
Norman W. McLeod Professor of Sustainable Pavement Engineering,
Director of the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology, and
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

Young Engineer
Ebrahim Bagheri, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ryerson University

Lin Tan, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo

Citizenship Award
Valerie Davidson, B.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.
University Professor Emerita, School of Engineering, University of Guelph

Eduardo (Ted) Maulucci, B.Sc., MBA, P.Eng.
Chief Information Officer, Tridel Corporation

Since 1947, the OPEAs have recognized professional engineers and innovation in Ontario. The awardees have made outstanding contributions to their profession and their community. This annual gala brings together industry innovators, business leaders and policy makers to celebrate and be inspired by engineering excellence and achievement. For more information, please visit www.ospe.on.ca/opea.

This announcement was distributed to Canadian media through a news release this morning.

Registration for the Engineers and Innovation OPEA Gala is now open. Register here today.

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