June, 2000

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Micheline Bouchard, ing. CCPE
Gold Medal recipient

Micheline Bouchard
Presented Top Award From CCPE

MONTREAL - Four Modern Masters of Canadian engineering were honoured by their peers and profession on May 27 when the Canadian Engineers' Awards were presented in Montreal.

The Canadian Engineers' Awards presentation ceremony is conducted each year by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE). This year's ceremony recognized four Modern Masters for their talents and achievements, and celebrated the Art of Engineering evidenced in their work. The four recipients each typify the high ethical and professional standards of Canadian engineering.

Micheline Bouchard, ing., chair, president and CEO of Motorola Canada Limited, and corporate vice-president of Motorola, Inc., was presented Canadian engineering's highest honour, the Gold Medal Award, for her engineering excellence and her contributions to the profession. Ms. Bouchard, a member of l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, leads one of the largest telecommunications corporations in the world and is one of Canada's most respected engineers. Throughout her career, and through her involvement in events such as the Congress of Women Engineers in Canada, she has acted as a role model for women considering a career in engineering. She has also served her profession and promoted engineering excellence as president of CCPE, chair of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board and as honorary chair of National Engineering Week. A resident of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Québec, Ms. Bouchard is an inspiration to her profession and is leading the way for women engineers in Canada.

The Young Engineer Achievement Award was presented to Michel Nadeau, ing., from Outremont, Québec. Mr. Nadeau, a member of l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, is a highly successful engineer and businessman. At 35, he is the founder, president and CEO of Minacom International Inc., an emerging global leader in the telecommunications operations support systems market, which is fostering alliances with Microsoft and grossing annual sales of more than $4 million.

Léopold Nadeau, ing., P.Eng., FCAE, from Aylmer, Québec, is this year's recipient of the Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service. Over his 40-year career, Mr. Nadeau earned the respect of his friends and colleagues through his dedication and service to Canadian engineering organizations, as well as through his unwavering commitment to the advancement of engineering, education and youth. He is a member of both l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and Professional Engineers Ontario.

The Meritorious Service Award for Community Service was presented to another young Canadian engineer, Lili-Anna Peresa, ing., of Montréal, Québec, for her contributions to countless non-profit organizations at home and abroad. Ms. Peresa, a member of l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, has focused her humanitarian efforts primarily on helping women, children and war victims. Her adventures have taken her to rural Malawi to teach science and physics, to Burkina Faso to raise funds to restore ambulance services, and to war-torn Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina to lead missions there. Today, she contributes to her community as the executive director of the Montreal YWCA.

"The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers is proud to honour these extraordinary Canadian engineers," said Richard Hancock, P.Eng., chair of CCPE. "The Canadian Engineers' Awards are a unique and important opportunity to tell Canadians about our country's best engineers and their masterpieces - the contributions they make that affect all our lives."

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