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Congratulations and good luck to members of the engineering community in Rio!


Olympic and Paralympic logosEngineers Canada congratulates all members of the engineering community who represented Canada at the Olympic Games in Rio from August 5 to 21, and we wish good luck to those participating in the Paralympic Games from September 7 to 18.

“I applaud these Olympians and Paralympians for the dedication and drive that they have displayed in training to be among the best in the world in their respective sports,” said Kim Allen, MBA, FCAE, FEC, P.Eng. “They have done their country—and the engineering profession—proud.”

From professional engineers to current engineering students, engineering grads and engineers-in-training, the engineering community was well represented in Rio during the Olympic Games, participating in a wide range of sports:

  • Sasha Boulton, para-triathlete, biomedical engineering student, University of Guelph
  • Taylor Curran, men’s field hockey, civil engineering graduate (May 2016), UBC
  • Mark de Jonge, sprint kayak, EIT, Engineers Nova Scotia
  • Byron Green, wheelchair rugby, civil engineering graduate (May 2009), UBC
  • Gordon Johnston, men’s field hockey, civil engineering , year 3, UBC
  • Lynda Kiejko, shooting, P.Eng.
  • Karen Paquin, women’s rugby sevens, chemical engineering graduate (2012), Université Laval
  • Luke Ramsey, sailing, civil engineering graduate (May 2010), UBC
  • Jacob Saunders, sailing, industrial engineering, Dalhousie
  • Cameron Smedley, white-water canoeing, mechanical engineering, Carleton
  • Trevor Stirling, trampoline alternate, electrical engineering, year 4, UBC
  • Monique Sullivan, cycling track, mechanical engineering graduate, biomedical specialization (2015), University of Waterloo
  • Ben Thorne, track and field, mechanical engineering, year 3, UBC
  • Donna Vakalis, modern pentathlon, PhD candidate, civil engineering, University of Toronto
  • Dori Yeats, wrestling, civil engineering, McGill