than 80 students met and thanked their benefactors at the
Faculty of Engineering's undergraduate awards donor and recipient
event on March 18. This is the first time in the history of
the faculty that recipients and sponsors met in a formal reception,
and about 100 people attended. Greetings and thanks were sincere
Hosted by Dean David Lynch, PhD, P.Eng., the reception featured
speeches from Art Meyer, P.Eng., (Mechanical, 1979) vice-president
of technology for Enbridge Inc., and Katherine Leicht, recipient
of the National Oilwell Scholarship.
Mr. Meyer emphasized that a strong educational foundation
is vital to the profession and explained the reasons why Enbridge
sponsors the second year scholarships, and the Hugh Sangster
Memorial Engineering Scholarship.
doubt Ms. Leicht spoke on behalf of all undergraduates in
room when she said that financial relief is always welcome
Dr. Lynch expressed pride in the quality of students in attendance
and in the strengths of strategic partnerships with corporate
and individual donors.
In addition to a number of high profile individual donors
in attendance, corporate or organizational sponsors included
the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and
Geophysicists of Alberta, ATCO Electric, BP-TEC Engineering
Group Ltd., Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd., Shell Canada Ltd.
and UMA Engineering Ltd.