Arch Award – Faculty of Engineering

Arch Award

The Arch Award recognizes McMaster’s most recent graduates for their unique and interesting contributions to society, their local community, and to McMaster University. Arch Award recipients are remarkable individuals who have convocated from McMaster less than 10 years ago with a graduate degree or less than 15 years ago with an undergraduate degree.

Award recipients

BEng Electrical & Biomedical Engineering

Janelle Hinds is the founder of Helping Hands, a platform to help youth volunteer and get civically engaged while building skills for their future careers. As the Program Coordinator of this youth-led initiative, she delivers workshops to newcomer and racialized youth to build leadership skills and more to ensure all youth are active citizens. She has worked on integrating efforts to increase diversity in many of her endeavors and always looking for more opportunities to help others in their efforts.  She is now a leading Diversity Equity and Inclusion advocate and consultant helping organizations create inclusive workforces, products and services. She was recently awarded United Way of Greater Toronto’s Youth Leadership Award, Samara’s Everyday Political Citizen Award and Dutch Organization Inspiring Fifty’s top women in Technology and Innovation.

Mechanical Eng. ’03

Materials Eng. ’01, MAS ’05

Mechanical Eng. & Mgmt. ’03, MBA ’10

Eng. Physics ’04, MAS ’06

Materials Eng. ’07

Electrical Eng. ’03

Electrical Eng. ’99

Chemical Eng. ’99

Eng. Entrep. & Innovation ’08

Eng. Entrep. & Innovation ’08

Electrical & Biomedical Eng. ’07

Electrical & Biomedical Eng. ’08

Electrical & Biomedical Eng. ’07

Mechanical Eng. & Mgt. ’01

Electrical & Computer Eng. ’93