Prof. Hanan Anis and Alumnus Yves Choinière elected as Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellows

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020

On June 15, Hanan Anis and Yves Choinière were two of the 52 new Fellows elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the new Fellows were virtually welcomed at the Academy's Annual General Meeting. The 2020 Fellows' Induction Gala has been postponed and will take place at the 2021 General Meeting and Synopsium in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) are some of the most highly accomplished engineers in the country. Nominees are selected by their peers for their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. Election to the CAE is one of the highest professional honours accorded to an engineer.

The CAE provides engineering expertise and advice to the government, the engineering industry, and Canadians on issues of critical importance to the country. The Academy has close ties with similar prestigious academies and organizations around the world.

Hanan Anis elected as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Hanan Anis, NSERC Chair in Entrepreneurial Engineering Design, Coordinator of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Faculty of Engineering, and a Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Ottawa has been elected to join the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Prof. Anis has been chosen to receive this Fellowship due to her outstanding contribution to the engineering field.

Dr. Anis has made significant contribution to the field of photonics, including device physics, optical networking and non-linear imaging and sensing. She has also made an outstanding contribution to the engineering management field at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Anis has contributed to creating courses on innovation and entrepreneurship for students as well as competitions in design and entrepreneurship. Dr. Anis has enabled students to develop innovative products that address societal needs by collaborating with the community to develop client-based projects for students. She has worked with over 50 organizations since 2015, including the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and the Ottawa Hospital.

Yves Choinière elected as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Following his distinguished achievements, Yves Choinière has also been elected by his current Fellows to join the CAE. Choinière, B.Sc. (1983), M.Sc. (1991), is an engineer and agronomist and alumnus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Ottawa. Choinière has been elected to receive this fellowship due to his contributions to the engineering and agriculture fields. He has led the design of several research centres in animal production.

Choinière founded Les Consultants Yves Choinière Inc in Montérégie, Québec, in 1995. Now under the name of Consultants Lemay & Choinière Inc., the consulting firm now employs 45 people, including 25 project managers, which makes it the largest agricultural engineering firm in the country.

The Faculty congratulates both Dr. Anis and Mr. Choinière for this remarkable distinction.

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