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The L.W. Shemilt Distinguished Alumni Award

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:

2017: James Politeski

2017: James Politeski

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

2016: Howard Shearer

2016: Howard Shearer

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

2015: Sean Donnelly

2015: Sean Donnelly

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

2014: Terry Fallis

2014: Terry Fallis

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

2013: Kim Woodhouse

2013: Kim Woodhouse

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

2012: Walter Booth

2012: Walter Booth

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

2011: Dr. Pierre Côté

2011: Dr. Pierre Côté

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

2010: Tom Jenkins

2010: Tom Jenkins

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

2009: Vladimir Sobot and Chedo Sobot

2009: Vladimir Sobot and Chedo Sobot

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

2008: Kurt Strobele

2008: Kurt Strobele

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

2007: Stephen Elop

2007: Stephen Elop

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

2006: Michael Pley

2006: Michael Pley

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