Celebration Engineering Excellence at the 2019 OPEA Gala

The Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) Gala is the province’s most prestigious and anticipated engineering event of the year. Proudly co-presented by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), this annual gala brings industry innovators, business leaders and policy makers together to celebrate and be inspired by engineering excellence and achievement.

opea gala 2019

This year’s OPEA Gala will celebrate the Canadian Engineering Trailblazers. Today, engineers continue to lead the advancement of every facet of society, creating innovations that are launching Canada into its exciting future. This is only possible because of the trailblazers that preceded them. Individuals like Ursula Franklin, Elsie MacGill, Elijah McCoy, Alexander Graham Bell, Roberta Bondar, Chris Hadfield and the Right Honourable Julie Payette paved the way for today’s engineers. This year, the OPEAs will recognize Ontario’s current trailblazers that are shaping the future of the engineering profession and society as a whole.

The 2019 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards will recognize:

 

  • The Gold Medal

BRIAN J. BONNICK, BESC, P.ENG.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, IMAX CORP.

  • Engineering Medal – Engineering Excellence

JOHN MCPHEE, PHD, P.ENG., FEIC, FCAE, FASME, FCSME
PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO; CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN SYSTEM DYNAMICS

  • Engineering Medal – Management

IRENE STERIAN, P.ENG.
DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION, CELESTICA INC.

  • Engineering Medal – Research and Development

MILICA RADISIC, PHD, P.ENG., FCAE, FRSC, FTERM, FAIMBE 
PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO; CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER 2) IN FUNCTIONAL CARDIOVASCULAR TISSUE ENGINEERING

ZHENG HONG (GEORGE) ZHU, PHD, P.ENG., FEIC, FCSME, FASME, AFAIAA, SMIEEE
PROFESSOR AND CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, YORK UNIVERSITY

  • Engineering Medal – Entrepreneurship

MILOS POPOVIC, PHD, FAIMBE, FCAE, P.ENG.
​PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO; DIRECTOR, KITE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK

  • Engineering Medal – Young Engineer

SHOSHANNA SAXE, PHD, P.ENG.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

  • Citizenship Award

JAIME A. LIBAQUE-ESAINE, MBA, P.ENG.

RONALD SIDON, MBA, P.ENG.

  • Award for Engineering Project or Achievement

BOMBARDIER GLOBAL 7500 BUSINESS JET
SCOTT GOOBIE, P.ENG.
ENGINEERING TECHNICAL FELLOW – AIRCRAFT INTEGRATION, BOMBARDIER BUSINESS AIRCRAFT

Stay tuned to the Blog in the coming weeks for more details on each of this year’s 2019 OPEA Winners

 

2019 OPEA Gala Event Info:

Registration for the 2019 OPEA Gala is now open. Reserve your seat today.

opea gala short banner

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *