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Paul Amyotte, FCIC, of Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Jean M. Belanger, FCIC, O.C., of Ottawa, ON and John Hazlett, MCIC, of Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions, London, ON, have been awarded fellowships from the Engineering Institute of Canada. All were nominated for fellowships by The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) in recognition of their leadership in the society, among other achievements. Belanger is now chair of The Chemical Institute of Canada, and Amyotte and Hazlett are recent past presidents of the CSChE.

David Wilkinson, MCIC, P.Eng. of Burnaby, BC, was recently the recipient of the R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC), for successfully combining a solid professional career with outstanding service to the community. Early in his career, Wilkinson helped to produce the world's first commercial rechargeable lithium battery. He is currently vice-president, research and development at Ballard Power Systems. APEGBC also awarded Peter Mussallem, MCIC, P.Eng. with the Professional Service Award. Mussallem was recognized for his exceptional volunteerism at APEGBC well after his retirement from Imperial Oil almost two decades ago. During his career, he helped to establish the Future Engineers and Applied Sciences program in B.C. high schools.

John Vederas, FCIC, professor of chemistry at the University of Alberta, and vice-president of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, has been appointed to NSERC's Council for a three-year term.

Le statut de professeur emerite a ete octroye au mois de septembre 2001 a Francois-Xavier Garneau, FCIC. II poursuit ses recherches sur la chimie des produits naturels au sein de l'equipe du Laboratoire d'analyse et de separation des essences vegetales (LASEVE) du department des sciences fondamentales de l'Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi.

Vladimir Hornof, FCIC, formerly professor and chair of chemical engineering at the University of Ottawa, has taken early retirement as of July 1, 2001 after 25 years of service. He was subsequently accorded the status of emeritus professor.

Kunal Karan, MCIC, formerly of D.B. Robinson in Edmonton, AB, has taken up a faculty position as assistant professor of chemical enginnering at Queen's University. Karan intends to focus mainly on fuel processing and fuel cell related research while continuing to do mone work pertaining to organic solids foculing in the petroleum industry.

Thomas Marlin, a professor of chemical engineering at McMaster University was recognized with the President's Award for Excellence in Course or Resources Design at the university's fall convocation ceremony for his 13-year development of a comprehensive set of integrated teaching resources that meet the needs of his students and others around the world. This award specifically honours his textbook, Process Control, Designing Process and Control Systems for Dynamic Performance, which is used in half of the chemical engineering departments in Canada and 23 universities in the U.S., educational software called The Software Library and its complementary manual, and a website called 'Interactive Learning Modules and Instrumentation Notes.'

Le docteur Andre Pichette a ete nomme professeur regulier au department des sciences fondamentales a l'Universite du Quebec Chicoutimi (UQAC). Ses travaux de recherche portent sur la chimie des produits naturels issus de la foret boreale et leur potentiel medicinal. Il dirige egalement l'equipe du Laboratoire d'analyse et de separation des essences vegetales (LASEVE).

James G. Speight, FCIC, a consultant of Laramie Wyoming, has been awarded the Einstein Medal of Honor of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. The honour comes with a certificate and inscribed medal for his outstanding contributions in the field of geologic sciences. This is the highest award that the Academy gives to scientists and engineers. Speight was elected to the Academy in 1996 and awarded the Gold Medal of honour that same year for outstanding contributions to the field of petroleum sciences. Speight is the author of more than 20 books in petroleum and environmental sciences and is adjunct professor in the department of chemical and fuels engineering at the University of Utah, visiting professor in the chemical engineering department at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and visiting professor in the chemical engineering department at the Technical University of Denmark.

Denise Walsh, MCIC, of Dalhousie University, successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled 'Synthesis and Characterisation of Bisaminopnictines (pnict = P, As and Sb)' in December and will take up a postdoctoral fellowship with Doug Stephan, FCIC, at the University of Windsor.

RELATED ARTICLE: CIC members once again made up a considerable number of the fourth-round recipients of Canada Research Chairs, announced November 29 at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, by Brian Tobin.

Andre D. Bandrauk, FCIC, Universite de Sherbrooke

Neil Burford, MCIC, Dalhousie University

Allan K. Bertram, MCIC, University of British Columbia

Lionel Catalan, MCIC, Lakehead University

Jean Duhamel, MCIC, University of Waterloo

Holger Kleinke, MCIC, University of Waterloo

Alexander Penlidis, FCIC, University of Waterloo

Abdelhamid A. Sayari, MCIC, University of Ottawa

Donald F. Weaver, FCIC, Dalhousie University

Deborah Zamble, MCIC, University of Toronto

Julian Zhu, MCIC, Universite de Montreal These chairs are awarded to world--class researchers in areas ranging from applied mathematics through bone marrow transplantation research to architecture. November's announcement brings to 448 the number of Canada Research Chairs that have been established since December 2000. Of this total for all disciplines, 46 are CIC. members.
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Date:Mar 1, 2002
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