Faculty of Engineering 2020 Recap

As we embark on 2021, we wanted to reflect on some significant events of the past year. As we all know, 2020 was out of the ordinary and has brought many challenges and new ways of doing things. Despite this unique situation, the Faculty of Engineering has distinguished itself through its initiatives, its contribution to research and equipment related to the pandemic, several well-deserved awards, and the inauguration of a new school and new programs. Here are all the milestones and awards won by members of the Faculty during the year 2020.

In April, the Ontario government asked manufacturers to help produce personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers as the threat of a shortage becomes imminent.

Prof. Hanan Anis and Alumnus Yves Choinière were elected as Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellows on June 15 2020, in recognition to all their efforts and achievements in the engineering field.

This year, the uOttawa delegation came back with 5 awards. We’re very proud of our students’ achievements!

Dr. Nistor receives this award for his excellence in his field as well as for his services to the profession and society.

Congratulations to professors Azzedine Boukerche and Benoît Lessard for obtaining their Canada Research Chairs (CRC)!

Roughly a year after establishing a presence in Canada’s largest technology park, the University of Ottawa is ramping up its Kanata North operations and cementing its role as a partner in accelerating the growth of the local tech ecosystem.

Scotiabank offers funds to the uOttawa Faculty of Engineering to help in the fight against COVID-19.

For the third year in a row, students from the University of Ottawa and Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQOttawa) joined forces to compete in the annual Engineering Games. The 30th edition of the games took place from January 3-7, 2020, at l’École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal, QC.

Dr. Jacob Stolle, PhD graduate in Civil Engineering, has been awarded the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal, one of the most prestigious awards for graduate students. For over 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals recognize the academic achievements of outstanding students in Canada.

The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) has granted a total of $3M to 12 researchers from the University of Ottawa and its affiliated hospital research institutes to support their innovative, high-risk high-reward research projects.

The University of Ottawa announced today it will offer an online Master of Engineering Management program to support working professionals. The program will educate leaders by combining high-quality course content with the convenience of tech-enabled online learning, in partnership with Keypath Education Canada.

The uOttawa Engineering Sales School (uOESS), in partnership with the Professional Development Institute, has developed a four-part business communication and influence (BCI) program for the corporate sector, as well as three advanced courses. 

As the spread of COVID-19 shows signs of slowing locally, a team of researchers at the University of Ottawa is already experimenting with a new method for detecting future outbreaks in the National Capital Region

Congratulations to Nora Wong, Olivia Roy and Benjamin Wilson for winning first place at the L'Oréal Industrial Challenge. The theme this year was sustainability, and our students proposed solutions for L'Oréal to reduce its water consumption. Our students stood out from the competing students representing seven Canadian universities!

The fellowships honours individuals who have made a noteworthy contribution to the engineering profession through their work with Engineers Canada.

Six University of Ottawa researchers have been elected fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the highest distinction that can be given to a scholar, scientist, or artist in Canada.

uOttawa-Kanata North is ramping up for the late summer 2021 launch of its Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Lab. The lab will be led by Professor Burak Kantarci and will cover a variety of areas critical to the development and commercialization of CAV technologies.

Melike Erol-Kantarci, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was selected for the 2019 list of “N2Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications”.

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