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Applause & Accolades 2019

Applause & Accolades 2019

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LIUNA Station
360 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario

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Diana Maltese

Join us as we pivot. Dr. Ishwar K. Puri, Dean of Engineering, invites you to join us for an evening in honour of engineering excellence.


McMaster Engineering is pivoting. Join us for a celebration of alumni and faculty who epitomize versatility and agility and learn about our exciting new plans for engineering education: The Pivot. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019
6:00 pm - Cocktails
6:45 pm sharp - Dinner and presentations

LIUNA Station
360 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario


Angela Pappin

McMaster University Faculty of Engineering Leadership Award

Angela Pappin, Vice-President Manufacturing, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, B.Eng. ‘88 Mechanical Engineering - a woman of distinction driving business innovation, competitiveness and employment in Canada; a dynamic community leader recognized for her long-standing and continuing commitment to excellence in STEM and the advancement of women mentorship.

Faizel Lakhani

L.W. Shemilt Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award

Faizel Lakhani, CEO, Guavus: A Thales Company, B. Eng. ‘93 Electrical Engineering – a serial entrepreneur, expert in enterprise networking and security and next generation of Mobil networks - going beyond the pipe.

Ali Emadi

Faculty of Engineering Research Award

Ali Emadi, Professor Mechanical Engineering & Electrical & Computer Engineering, & Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain – an academic research leader in transportation electrification and mentor for the EcoCAR 3 student team.

Kathryn Grandfield and Colin McDonald

Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award

Kathryn Grandfield Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering & McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering & Colin McDonald Director, Engineering 1 & Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering – a team effort in transforming the engineering education program and for leading the groundwork for The Pivot, our transformational aspirations for our undergraduate curriculum excellence.


The 2018/19 Employer of Excellence Awards will recognize three large and three SME organizations who have hired the greatest volume of McMaster Engineering Co-op Students over the past five academic years.

Advanced Microdevices, Inc. (AMD)
Callisto Integration
IBM Canada
Lakeside Process Controls
Liburdi Turbines Services
Ontario Power Generation (OPG)

The accomplishments of the Faculty of Engineering’s award recipients will also be celebrated.

Tickets $150 or table of eight $1,200

Black tie optional.
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Register here by May 1, 2019

For further information please contact Diana Maltese at 905.525.9140 extension 24288 or