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OTTAWA, April 7, 2016 – Engineers Canada is pleased to announce this year’s nine winners of the annual Engineers Canada Awards.

Sponsored by TD, Manulife, Great-West Life and ENCON Group Inc., the awards recognize engineering excellence and the winners’ outstanding contributions to their community, to their profession and to the safety and well-being of Canadians.

The 2016 Engineers Canada Award recipients are:

Gold Medal Award

(Dr.) Donald Mavinic, P.Eng.
University of British Columbia
Member of APEGBC

Young Engineer Achievement Award

Selena Wilson, P.Eng.
McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
Member of APEGBC

Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service          

Andrew Mill, FEC, P.Eng., Struct.Eng.
David Nairne & Associates Ltd.
Member of APEGBC

Meritorious Service Award for Community Service

Marisa Sterling, P.Eng.                                                     
York University
Member of PEO

Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education

Nancy Nelson, P.Eng.
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Member of PEO

National Award for an Engineering Project or Achievement

Principal engineer: Michel de Spot, P.Eng.
EcoSmart Foundation Inc.
Member of APEGBC

Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession

Lianna Mah, FEC, P.Eng.
Associated Engineering
Member of APEGBC

Gold Medal Student Award                                    

André Marchildon
University of Manitoba
Student member with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba

Award of Journalism Excellence in Engineering               

Mark Lowey
Enviroline News

The recipients will be honoured during an awards ceremony to be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 engineering regulators that license the country's 280,000 members of the profession. Together, we work to advance the profession in the public interest.

For more information, contact:            

Brent Gibson
Practice Lead, Communications
Engineers Canada
613.232.2474 x234