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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.



AI2050 Early Career Fellow: Schmidt Science
Nicolas Papernot (ECE)

Fellow: Association for Computing Machinery 
Vaughn Betz (ECE)

Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Hoi-Kwong Lo (ECE)
Steve Mann (ECE)
Milos Popovic (BME)

Fellow: National Academy of Inventors
Milica Radisic (BME, ChemE)

Fellow: Schmidt Science
Peter Serles (MIE MASc 1T9, PhD Candidate)

INFOCOM Achievement Award: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Baochun Li (ECE)



C.N. Downing Award: Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
Ali Dolatabadi (MIE)

Dorothy Killam Fellowship: National Research Council of Canada
Aimy Bazylak (MIE)

Fellow: Canadian Academy of Engineering
Benoit Boulet (ElecE PhD 9T6)
Susan Doniz (IndE 9T3)
Natalie Enright Jerger (ECE)
Christopher Yip (ChemE, BME)
Alfred Yu (BME MASc 0T4, PhD 0T7)

Fellow: Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
Patrick Lee (MIE)

Fellow: Engineering Institute of Canada
John Bianchini (ChemE 8T5)
Baochun Li (ECE)

Gold Medal Award: Engineers Canada
Jonathan Rose (ECE)

Wighton Fellowship: Sandford Fleming Foundation
Jennifer Farmer (ChemE)


Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Paul Acchione (MechE 7T1, MEng 7T6)

Engineering Excellence in Industry Medal: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Michael Kropp (ElecE 8T6)

Entrepreneurship Medal: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Giovanni Grasselli (CivMin)

Management Medal: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Inga Hipsz (MechE 9T4, MASc 9T6)
David Poirier (IndE 8T1)

Young Engineer Medal: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Serena Mandla (BME 1T7, MASc 1T9)



University of Toronto

Cheryl Regehr Early Career Teaching Award
Alison Olechowski (MIE, ISTEP)

Northrop Frye Award
Sean Hum (ECE)

President's Teaching Award
Timothy Chan (MIE)

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Agnes Kaneko Citizenship Award
Rosemary Guido (Office of the Registrar)

Barbara McCann Quality of Student Experience Award for Frontline Staff
Mark Dennis, Colleen Kelly, Pauline Martini, Alison Morley, Phill Snel (CivMin)

Catherine Gagne Sustained Excellence in Leadership Award
Estelle Oliva-Fisher (Troost ILead)

Harpreet Dhariwal Emerging Leader Award
Elizabeth Whitmell (ISTEP)

Innovation Award
Irina Belaya, Inga Breede, Marisa Curmi, Maggie Laidlaw, Cheryl Lee, Anna Limanni, Allison Van Beek, James Zhan (ETO)

Quality of Student Experience Award for Behind-the-Scenes Staff
Alan McClenaghan (CivMin)

McCharles Prize for Early Career Research Distinction
Omar Khan (BME)
Nicolas Papernot (ECE)

Safwat Zaky Research Leader Award
Chi-Guhn Lee (MIE)

Early Career Teaching Award
Sarah Haines (CivMin)

Faculty Teaching Award
Peter Lehn (ECE)

Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award
Bryan Karney (CivMin)

Teaching Assistant Award
Katie Allison (MIE MASc student)
Katia Ossetchkina (CivMin MASc student)