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2012 APEGA Summit Awards

UToday HomeApril 27, 2012

By Jennifer Sowa

President Elizabeth Cannon received the Centennial Leadership Award at the APEGA Summit Awards last week. Photo courtesy of APEGAPresident Elizabeth Cannon received the Centennial Leadership Award at the APEGA Summit Awards last week. Photo courtesy of APEGAUniversity of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon was among the five engineers with ties to the Schulich School of Engineering who were recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) at the 22nd Annual Summit Awards gala in Edmonton on April 19.

The awards recognize excellence across a broad range of engineering and geoscience endeavors and salute the efforts of these professionals as they work to ensure public safety and well-being.

Centennial Leadership Award – President Elizabeth Cannon received the Centennial Leadership Award for highest distinction as an executive or director of a continuing enterprise. She was chosen for her significant international contributions to the field of geomatics engineering and for her role as prominent and admired national leader in engineering and advocate of women in engineering and science.

Women in Engineering and Geoscience Champion Award – Josephine Hill, Zandmer/Canada Research Chair in Hydrogen and Catalysis in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

Excellence in Education Award – Arindom Sen, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and past recipient of several teaching excellence awards at the Schulich School of Engineering.

Outstanding Mentoring Award – Jason Long, electrical engineering graduate of the Schulich School of Engineering, President of Engenuics Technologies and founder of the MicroProcessor Group (MPG) for students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Early Accomplishment Award – Zainab Syed, geomatics engineering graduate of the Schulich School of Engineering and co-founder of Calgary-based Trusted Positioning Inc.

For more information about the 2012 Summit Awards and a list of other recipients.