Posted November 19th, 2016 by Marit Mitchell

Ontario Professional Engineers Awards gala honours seven members of U of T Engineering community

  • Clockwise from top left: Valerie Davidson (ChemE PhD 8T3), Professor Stewart Aitchison (ECE),John Yeow (ElecE 9T7, MASc MIE 0T0, PhD MIE 0T3), George Anders (ElecE PhD 8T0), Professor Vaughn Betz (ECE), Ted Maulucci (MechE 8T9), and Larry Seeley (ChemE 6T6, MASc 6T8, PhD 7T2), at centre, are being honoured with 2016 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards. (Courtesy: OPEA)

    Clockwise from top left: Valerie Davidson (ChemE PhD 8T3), Professor Stewart Aitchison (ECE), John Yeow (ElecE 9T7, MASc MIE 0T0, PhD MIE 0T3), George Anders (ElecE PhD 8T0), Professor Vaughn Betz (ECE), Ted Maulucci (MechE 8T9), and Larry Seeley (ChemE 6T6, MASc 6T8, PhD 7T2), at centre, are being honoured with 2016 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards. (Courtesy: OPEA)

Leading members of the engineering community will gather at the International Centre in Mississauga on Saturday, November 19 for the annual Ontario Professional Engineers Awards gala. Focused on this year’s theme of engineering and innovation, the event honours and celebrates engineers who have made exceptional contributions to their profession, including seven U of T Engineering alumni and professors.

The awards, conferred by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), recognize a diverse array of accomplishments, from exceptional research advances to positive social impact.

Professor Stewart Aitchison (ECE) received the Research and Development Medal, recognizing engineers who have advanced knowledge in engineering or applied science.

Professor Vaughn Betz (ECE), and alumni George Anders (ElecE PhD 8T0) and John Yeow (ElecE 9T7, MASc MIE 0T0, PhD MIE 0T3) received Engineering Excellence Medals, honouring those who have contributed substantially to advancing the engineering profession.

Alumni Valerie Davidson (ChemE PhD 8T3) and Ted Maulucci (MechE 8T9) are receiving Citizenship Awards, which recognize engineers who have made significant contributions to society.

Alumnus Larry Seeley (ChemE 6T6, MASc 6T8, PhD 7T2) has been chosen to receive the Gold Medal, recognizing public service, technical excellence and outstanding professional leadership. Cristina Amon, dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, received the Gold Medal in 2015.

“I am delighted that OSPE and PEO have recognized these outstanding U of T engineers for their accomplishments, their leadership and their service to the profession and to the community,” said Dean Amon. “These prestigious awards are a testament to the wide-ranging and meaningful contributions made by our faculty and alumni in all aspects of engineering and beyond.”

Learn more about each recipient of the 2016 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards