Gordon Jin appointed chair of national committee

Aug 1st, 2017

By Jackey Locke

Gordon Jin
Gordon Jin appointed chair of national committee

Gordon Jin, an academic staff member with the engineering co-operative education office was appointed chair of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s (CSCE) Honours and Fellowships Committee for a two-year term.

Mr. Jin received this appointment at the CSCE Annual Conference in Vancouver last month.

CSCE’s awards recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence in civil engineering. The CSCE’s awards program is administered jointly by the CSCE Honours and Fellowships Committee and by the CSCE Foundation Trustees and funded by the generosity of CSCE members and others who support the society’s mission.

In addition to administering fellowships and various career and organizational awards at its annual conference, CSCE also provides a bursary and several Best Technical Paper Awards. All these are listed in the URL below.

“I am honoured to become chair of this committee,” said Mr. Jin. “As chair, I will oversee the nomination and selection process of all of the above for approval by the committee and CSCE’s board of directors. I joined the society as a student member in 1980 and served as president from 2009-2010, so I am very thankful to CSCE for providing me with this opportunity.”

Mr. Jin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Memorial. He is a registered professional engineer in Newfoundland and Labrador. Throughout his career, he has worked with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, as a civil/structural engineer and as a senior bridge design engineer. He has been an academic staff member with the faculty’s co-operative education office for the past eight years and is mentoring the future generation of engineers and ensuring their success as they journey through their undergraduate program.

Mr. Jin became a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) in 2015, a Fellow of Engineers Canada in 2013 and a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering in 2003. He was also accorded the James A. Vance Award from CSCE in 2004 and accorded the Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal from EIC in 2001.

The CSCE was founded in 1887 as the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, renamed in 1918 as the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and re-established in June 1972 as one of the constituent member societies of the EIC, under its current name. For more information, go to https://csce.ca/committees/honours-and-fellowships

 

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