Professional Engineers Ontario; Ontario Society of Professional Engineers

November 10, 2005 09:28 ET

Professional Engineers to be Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

Keynote Speaker: Steve Paikin, Host, Studio 2, TVOntario Attention: Assignment Editor, Automotive Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 10, 2005) - Eleven professional engineers will be honoured for exceptional achievement at the annual Ontario Professional Engineers Awards Gala to be held on Saturday, November 19 at the Toronto/Markham Hilton Suites Conference Centre & Spa in Markham.

Co-hosted by Professional Engineers Ontario and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, the event will also feature a keynote presentation from Steve Paikin, Host, Studio 2, TVOntario.

Members of the media are welcome to attend the keynote address and awards presentation.

What: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards Gala

Where: Toronto/Markham Hilton Suites Conference Centre & Spa, 8500 Warden Avenue, Markham, Ontario

When: Saturday, November 19, 2005

9:00 p.m. to 9:20 p.m. - Keynote Address
9:20 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony

Who:
Frank J. Ewasyshyn, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., M.B.A., P.Eng.
Executive Vice President-Manufacturing, DaimlerChrysler Corporation
(Gold Medal)

John (Jack) Nicholas de la Vergne, P.Eng.
Senior Consultant, McIntosh Engineering Ltd.
(Engineering Medal, Engineering Excellence)

Gordon R. Slemon, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
(Engineering Medal, Engineering Excellence)

Bert Wasmund, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Executive Director, Hatch Ltd.
(Engineering Medal, Engineering Excellence)

Anthony P. (Tony) Franceschini, P.Eng.
President and CEO, Stantec Inc., Canada
(Engineering Medal, Entrepreneurship Category)

Tom Closson, M.B.A., B.A.Sc., P.Eng.
President and CEO, University Health Network (retired)
(Engineering Medal, Management Category)

Ralph Carl George Haas, Ph.D., P.Eng.
The Norman W. McLeod Engineering Professor and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo
(Engineering Medal, Research and Development)

Sher Ali Mirza, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, Lakehead University
(Engineering Medal, Research and Development)

Tom Chau, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Scientist and Innovation Theme Leader,
Bloorview Research Institute, Bloorview MacMillan Children's Centre
Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Paediatric Rehabilitation Engineering, University of Toronto
(Engineering Medal, Young Engineer Category)

Stuart Weston (Wes) Libbey, P.Eng.
Retired, Former Instructor, St. Lawrence College
(Citizenship Award)

Kevin James Lockey, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Mechanical & Metallurgy Department, Electricity Production - Services,
Ontario Power Generation Inc.
(Citizenship Award)

Background Information

Presented since 1947, the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards recognize outstanding individuals for engineering excellence and community service. In 2005, the annual awards program is presented by Professional Engineers Ontario and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers is the voice of engineers and the engineering profession in Ontario. The Society works to advance the professional and economic interests of the province's 66,000 engineers by advocating with governments and by offering professional development and valued member services.

Professional Engineers Ontario administers the Professional Engineers Act by licensing professional engineers, and setting standards for and regulating engineering in Ontario so that the public interest is served and protected. Rigorously educated, experienced, and committed to a Code of Ethics that puts the public interest first, licensed professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names.

The Ontario Professional Engineers Awards gratefully acknowledges its awards gala corporate partners: Canadian Standards Association; Celestica; DaimlerChrysler, Group Retirement Services; Hatch Ltd.; Ian Martin Ltd.; Jordan Engineering; Manulife Financial; Ontario Society of Professional Engineers; The Personal Home & Auto Insurance, Professional Engineers Ontario; the University of Windsor; and XL Design Professional.
/For further information: David Smith, Media Specialist, Professional Engineers Ontario
Tel: 416-840-1068, 1-800-339-3716, ext.1068
Email: dsmith@peo.on.ca
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Contact Information

  • David Smith, Media Specialist, Professional Engineers Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-840-1068
    Toll-Free: 800-339-3716
    E-mail: dsmith@peo.on.ca