The L.W. Shemilt Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Leslie W. Shemilt,
Professor Emeritus, Chemical
Engineering

The "L.W. Shemilt Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award" was created in 2006 to honour engineering alumni whose accomplishments and contributions are of national and /or international significance and/or have had a transformative impact on their field of endeavour. So named after Dr. Les Shemilt, professor emeritus Chemical Engineering an second Dean, Faculty of Engineering.

Recipients:

2006

Michael Pley, (B.Eng. Electrical & Mgmt. ’83)
President, COM DEV

2007

Stephen Elop, (B.Eng. Electrical & Mgmt. ’86)
President, Microsoft Business Division

2008

Kurt Strobele, (Ph.D. Mechanical Eng. '73)
President and CEO, Hatch

2009

Vladimir Sobot and Chedo Sobot, (Vladimir - B.Eng. Civil ’80) and (Chedo - B.Eng. Civil & Mgmt. ’85)
Co-Owners, Sobotec Ltd.

2010

Tom Jenkins, (B.Eng. Engineering Physics & Mgmt. '82)
Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Open Text Corporation

2011

Dr. Pierre Côté,(B.Eng. Civil '79 & M.Sc.A. '79) President, Côté Membrane Separation Ltd.

2012

Walter Booth, (B.Eng. Civil '62 & M. Eng. '65)
Retired CEO of Timberland Group of Companies

2013

Kim Woodhouse, (PhD. Chemical Eng. '93)
Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, Queen's University

2014

Terry Fallis, (B.Eng. Mechanical '83)
President, Thornley Fallis Communication

2015

Sean Donnelly, (B.Eng. ’81, Metallurgical)
President & CEO, ArcelorMittal Dofasco

2016

Howard Shearer, (B.Eng. Electrical ’77)
Chief Executive, Hitachi Canada

2017

James Politeski (B.Eng Mechanical & Mgmt '92) 
Group President at Sears Holdings