Two university presidents among 2015 Engineering Excellence recipients

Amit Chakma, president of Western University and Indira Samarasekera, president of the University of Alberta are among the recipients of this year’s Engineering Excellence Awards from the Faculty of Applied Science.

The awards celebrate outstanding UBC engineering alumni, future alumni and faculty emeriti.

Chakma and Samarasekera will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Other award recipients are:

  • Dan Bowditch (BASc’71, Elec) – Community Service Award
  • Colin O’Neill (BASc’10) – Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
  • Andrea Palmer – Outstanding Future Alumnus Award
  • Hafizur Rahman – Outstanding Future Alumnus Award
  • Professor Richard Kerekes – Outstanding Emeriti Faculty

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