Dr. David Strangway Selected as Honorary Member of the Engineering Institute of Canada

March 6, 2004
Dr. David Strangway Selected as Honorary Member of the
Engineering Institute of Canada

OTTAWA, March 6, 2004—Dr. John Evans, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), recognized Dr. David Strangway, who was awarded an Honourary Member medal today by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).

“On behalf of everyone at the CFI, I wish to congratulate Dr. Strangway on being selected for this prestigious honour,” said Dr. Evans. “This is a testament to his outstanding commitment to excellence as well as to his accomplishments and service to the profession of engineering.”

A federation of technical societies, the EIC is the leading proponent of continuing education and technical development in the Canadian engineering community. During National Engineering Week, the Institute recognizes outstanding members of its societies and other organizations at the annual Fellowship Banquet.

“We are proud that Dr. Strangway has been selected for this prestigious award and welcome him as an honourary member,” said Dr. John Plant, Executive Director of the EIC.

Since 1887, the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) - and the Engineering Institute that it became in 1918—have contributed in a variety of ways to the recording of the history of engineering in Canada and by Canadians. Both the Society and the Institute established medals and other awards to recognize meritorious technical writing, professional achievement and service by their members, and the Institute continues to do so.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created in 1997 by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI’s mandate is to strengthen the ability of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and other non-profit institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that will benefit Canadians.

For more information:

Valérie Poulin
Coordinator, Media Relations
Canada Foundation for Innovation
(613) 996-3160

Dr. John Plant
Executive Director
The Engineering Institute of Canada
(613) 547-5989