UOttawa alumnus Kim Allen has recently become a Fellow at the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). On June 4, 2015, the organization’s president, Pierre Lortie, inducted 50 new Fellows and an Honorary Fellow at the Academy’s 2015 Annual General Meeting and Symposium held in Hamilton, ON. This is a great honour given to engineers who have brought very important contributions to the profession in the areas of business, government, or academia.
A press release published by the CAE included a profile of Mr. Allen’s accomplishments: “When you think of Canada’s engineering profession, you think of Kim Allen. Kim has advanced the profession for decades through his efforts to create a globally recognized self-regulation licensure model. Presently CEO of Engineers Canada, the national organization of the 12 associations that license the country's 280,000 members of the profession, Kim Allen has subjected professional standards of knowledge, skill, qualification, practice and ethics to public scrutiny to maintain their currency and relevance. His leadership positions provided him a unique opportunity to make a difference for both the engineering profession and society. Kim Allen has done just that.”
The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Claude Laguë, congratulates Mr. Allen: “Kim’s commitment and dedication to the Canadian engineering profession is truly exemplary. The many initiatives that he has spearheaded at Professional Engineers Ontario and now at Engineers Canada have directly contributed to raising the profile of our profession. His alma mater is extremely proud of his achievements and we applaud his well-deserved election as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.”
Apart from his work at Engineers Canada, Mr. Allen has 20 years of experience as a chief executive in various public and private organizations. He was also CEO and Registrar of Professional Engineers Ontario for almost a decade. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Ottawa.