University of Calgary

Schulich honours Morgan

Dec. 5, 2008

Schulich School of Engineering recognizes contributions to engineering profession

Gwyn Morgan

Gwyn Morgan

At the 2008 Dean’s Holiday Reception on Dec. 4, the Schulich School of Engineering recognized the valuable contributions of Gwyn Morgan, TransCanada Corporation and the APEGGA Education Foundation.

Elizabeth Cannon, dean of the Schulich School of Engineering, presented the 2008 Canadian Engineering Leadership Award to Gwyn Morgan, former president and chief executive officer of EnCana Corporation.

Morgan is a nationally recognized business leader known for building the Alberta Energy Company Ltd. into the powerhouse EnCana Corporation. The energy giant has holdings around the world and is North America’s largest natural gas producer. Morgan was president and chief executive officer of EnCana from 2002 to 2006.

Morgan graduated in 1967 with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta. His subsequent career accomplishments and numerous awards have positioned Morgan as one of Canada’s most respected business leaders. Through his numerous awards, community participation and directorships for various companies and organizations, Morgan has demonstrated a firm commitment to philanthropy and dedication to the engineering community. 

Hal Kvisle, president and chief executive officer of TransCanada Corporation, accepted the 2008 Dean’s Award for Corporate Leadership. This award is offered to Canadian corporations that have shown significant leadership in support of research and educational activities at the Schulich School of Engineering.

TransCanada has made a number of invaluable contributions over the years by providing significant financial support to the school. The company was an inaugural member of the Engineering Associates Program (EAP). The EAP provides an opportunity for engineering leaders in industry to advise the Schulich School of Engineering on all aspects of its activities and to highlight important aspects of engineering education and research.

TransCanada is actively involved in the Engineering Internship Program. It has placed nearly 100 students within the company over the past decade and has had continual representation on the Internship Advisory Board.

The Schulich School of Engineering also recognized the APEGGA Education Foundation for its contributions. The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) Education Foundation has provided the University of Calgary with a gift of $500,000. The funds will support the education of engineers, geologists and geophysicists.

Students in the Schulich School of Engineering and the Department of Geoscience will benefit from this gift that supports student awards and outreach activities.