The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) has announced the recipients of its 2023 scholarships. Fifteen young women pursuing degrees in engineering were presented with their scholarships on October 5, 2023, at a dinner held during Engineers Canada’s Fall Meetings.  

Each year, the CEMF presents awards to women studying engineering in Canada who demonstrate exceptional leadership and are volunteers in their communities. Award winners are asked to be ambassadors for the profession, and mentors to those who follow.  

This year’s recipients are: 

  • Camille Zimmer: Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Graduate Scholarship (PhD) 
  • Trina Semenchuk: Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Graduate Scholarship (Masters) 
  • Makenna Kuzyk: Enbridge Ambassador Scholarship (Undergraduate) 
  • Anjali Menon: Enbridge Ambassador Scholarship (Undergraduate) 
  • Samantha Krieg: CEMF Ambassador Scholarship Undergraduate (British Columbia) 
  • Autumn Borsellino: CEMF Ambassador Scholarship Undergraduate (Prairies) 
  • Frances Hallen: CEMF Ambassador Scholarship Undergraduate (Ontario) 
  • Émilie Massie: CEMF Ambassador Scholarship Undergraduate (Québec) 
  • Clara Grant: CEMF Ambassador Scholarship Undergraduate (Atlantic) 
  • Tavleen Dhindsa: Rona Hatt Ambassador Scholarship Undergraduate 
  • Ayleen Farnood: Nellie Giffin Ambassador Scholarship Undergraduate 
  • Sarah Hall: Pomerleau Ambassador Scholarship Undergraduate 
  • Yasmine Laferrière: Hatch Ambassador Scholarship Undergraduate 
  • Delaney MacIntosh: Dillon Consulting Ambassador Scholarship Undergraduate 
  • Coda Lankin: John Evans Engineering Entrance Award 

More information about each award winner can be found on the CEMF website

The CEMF was created in 1990, in the aftermath of the December 6, 1989, killing of 14 women at École Polytechnique. To this day, the CEMF continues to be dedicated to attracting women to the engineering profession so that they may fully contribute to the development of our society. In so doing, they honour the memory of the 14 women—most of whom were engineering students—whose contributions to Canada ended on December 6, 1989. Since its founding, the CEMF has awarded over 200 of these scholarshipss to women studying engineering.