Awards & Honours

U of T Engineering faculty, staff, alumni, and students receive recognition for their research, teaching, leadership, and dedication to the Engineering profession in the form of a record number of awards and grants. In the past few years, the number of major awards received is unparalleled in the Faculty’s recent history. Our achievements have increased the Faculty’s visibility among Canada’s top Engineering organizations, such as the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Professional Engineers Ontario, as well as international organizations such as the National Academy of Engineering in the U.S.

This section is dedicated to celebrating the many individuals who have been recognized for outstanding achievements through a variety of external and internal award programs.

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Awards & Honours 2018


Honorary Member: American Concrete Institute
Doug Hooton (CivMin)

Fellow: Combustion Institute
Omer Gulder (UTIAS)
Murray Thomson (MIE)

Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Stewart Aitchison (ECE)
Paul Chow (ECE)
Mark Fox (MIE)
Hans-Arno Jacobson (ECE)
Ben Liang (ECE)

Fellow: Royal Academy of Engineering
Paul Young (CivMin)

Fellow: American Physical Society
Nazir Kherani (ECE, MSE)
Hoi-Kwong Lo (ECE)

Distinguished Member: Association for Computing Machinery
Natalie Enright Jerger (ECE)

Fellow: Optical Society of America
Amr Helmy (ECE)
Hoi-Kwong Lo (ECE)

Electron Device Society Award: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Wai Tung Ng (ECE)

Lifetime Achievement Award: International Association for Travel Behaviour Research
Eric Miller (CivMin)

Fellow: National Academy of Inventors
Yu Sun (MIE)



Fellow: Canadian Academy of Engineering
Frank Kschischang (ECE)
Zheng-Hong Lu (MSE)
Harry Ruda (MSE)
Catherine Lacavera (CompE 9T7)
David Lapp (GeoE 7T8)
Wayne Maddever (MSE 7T8)
Audrey Mascarenhas (ChemE 8T2)
Helen Wojcinski (CivMin 8T7)
John Yeow (MASc MIE 0T0, PhD MIE 0T3)

Fellow: Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Robert Andrews (CivMin)

Sanford Fleming Award: Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Baher Abdulhai (ChemE)

Gold Medal Award: Engineers Canada
Levente Diosady (ChemE)

Governor General’s Innovation Award: Government of Canada
Tom Chau (IBBME)

C.C. Gotlieb Computer Award: IEEE Canada
Yu Sun (MIE)

Fellow: Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Michael Carter (MIE)

Member: Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists
Alison McGuigan (ChemE)

Emerging Leader: Clean 50
Shoshanna Saxe (CivMin)

Fellow: Engineering Institute of Canada
Robert Andrews (CivMin)
Andrew Jardine (MIE)
Jeff Packer (CivMin)
Alagan Anpalagan (ElecE BASc 9T5, MASc 9T7, PhD 0T1)
Bill Gentles (EngSci BASc 6T7, BME MASc 6T9, PhD 7T4)
Halim Yanikomeroglu (ECE MASc 9T2, PhD 9T8)

Julian C. Smith Medal: Engineering Institute of Canada
Heather MacLean (CivMin)

Order of Canada: Government of Canada
Levente Diosday (ChemE)
Arthur Slutsky (EngSci 7T0; IndE MASc 7T2)


Citizenship Award: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Nick Di Donato (IndE 8T1)

Entrepreneurship Medal: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
David Beckman (ChemE MASc 8T1)

Young Engineer Medal: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Jennifer Drake (CivMin)

Order of Ontario
Tom Chau (IBBME)

Woman of Distinction Award: YWCA Toronto
Milica Radisc (IBBME, ChemE)

University of Toronto

Joan E. Foley Quality of Student Experience Award
Jason Foster (EngSci)

President’s Teaching Award
Will Cluett (ChemE)


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