Professors recognized for their exemplary contributions to the engineering profession

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018

At the 31st Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Quebec City earlier this month, two professors from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science received prestigious awards at the annual awards banquet.

Professor Abdulmotaleb El-Saddik was awarded the A.G.L. McNaughton Award. This award commemorates General McNaughton’s contributions to the engineering profession in Canada. Recipients of this medal are outstanding Canadian engineers recognized for their exemplary contributions to the engineering profession. Awarded annually since 1969, it is IEEE Canada’s highest award.

Professor Jianping Yao was awarded the R.A. Fessenden Award. IEEE Canada remembers, through the R.A. Fessenden silver medal, his pioneering transmission of intelligible speech by electromagnetic waves. Recipients of this medal are outstanding Canadian engineers recognized for their important contributions to the field of telecommunications engineering.

Congratulations to Professors Abdulmotaleb El-Saddik and Jianping Yao, recipients of the two highest awards bestowed upon Canadian electrical engineers by IEEE Canada.

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