The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) presented its annual awards to 16 young women pursuing degrees in engineering on September 28, 2022, at a dinner held during the Engineers Canada 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 were:

  • Erica Treflik-Body: Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Award
  • Sidonia Tameshtit: John Evans Engineering Entrance Award
  • Valerie Morin: Undergraduate Ambassador Awards
  • Hailey Lu: Undergraduate Ambassador Awards
  • Annemarie Summers: Undergraduate Ambassador Awards
  • Anne Jing: Undergraduate Ambassador Awards
  • Shayna Earle: Undergraduate Ambassador Awards
  • Stephanie Quon: Undergraduate Ambassador Awards
  • Zoe Smith: Undergraduate Ambassador Awards
  • Meghan Cooke: Undergraduate Ambassador Awards
  • Justine Major: Undergraduate Ambassador Awards
  • Tanaka Akiyama: CEMF Regional Awards – Atlantic
  • Laurie Croteau: CEMF Regional Awards – Quebec
  • Mieke Wilkinson: CEMF Regional Awards – Ontario
  • Rebecca Probst: CEMF Regional Awards – Prairies
  • Coralie Tcheune: CEMF Regional Awards – British Columbia

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 awards to women studying engineering.