Engineers Canada to honour former Memorial University Dean of Engineering and Applied Science
On the evening of May 25 in downtown St. John's, 160 guests will attend the Engineers Canada annual Awards Gala. Eight recipients, including professor emeritus and former dean Dr. Ross Peters, will receive national awards for their contributions to the Canadian engineering profession.
Presented annually since 1972 to recognize outstanding Canadian engineers, teams of engineers, engineering projects and achievements, and engineering students, the Engineers Canada Awards highlight professional excellence, as well as the contributions of engineers to their community, and to the safety and well being of Canadians.
Professor emeritus and former dean of Memorial University Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, G. Ross Peters, PhD, FCAE, FEC, P.Eng., is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service. Despite being retired from Memorial for more than 20 years, Dr. Peters remains a tireless promoter of engineering education in Canada and around the world.
With over 30 years of service at Memorial University, Dr. Peters has climbed the ranks to achieve several leadership positions, including leader of the Ocean Engineering Research Group, associate dean, and dean. He has exceptional work-related achievements and has made notable contributions to the teaching, learning and research environment for engineering programs at Memorial University. In addition to his exemplary work as an educator and academic leader, he has also significantly contributed to the engineering profession through his outstanding leadership and selfless guidance in service of PEGNL, Engineers Canada and the international community. The high regard in which the Canadian engineering education and accreditation systems are held around the world owes much to the role Dr. Peters has played within the international engineering community. He has raised the profile of Canadian engineering throughout the Americas and globally.
Dr. Peters and the other recipients will share their own stories of achievement, excellence and passion for the profession at the gala event.
Note to media: All award recipients are available for interviews at the awards ceremony.