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People and Company News: Opus, HDR, MMM, Stantec

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Hollis Cole, P.Eng., retired chief executive officer of ADI Group, and Edward Smith, P.Eng., principal advisor with Opus International, were each awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton, N.B. this month. New Brunswick's Lieutenant-Governor, the Honourable Graydon Nicholas, presented the medals to the engineers. The award symbolizes service to community and country. "Each has spent their engineering career building a better New Brunswick," said Nicholas.

The new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 Canadians will be recognized by the program. Nominations can be made, click here.

HDR, a global architecture, engineering and consulting firm, has consolidated its Toronto offices into one space on 255 Adelaide Street West in the Entertainment District of downtown Toronto. HDR in Toronto has grown to 60 people following its acquisition of G+G Partnership Architects in 2007 and iTRANS Consulting, transportation planning and engineering consulting firm in 2009. The office's current projects include the new Humber River Regional Hospital and Bridgepoint Hospital, the Eglinton West Station for the new Crosstown line, and a study for a new downtown subway line. Internationally, HDR has 89,000 professionals in 190 locations worldwide.

Dave Jull, P.Eng. has been appointed to Executive Vice President and Business Unit Leader for Transportation at MMM Group in Toronto. Jull joined MMM in 1974 and has worked on projects such as the Fredericton-Moncton highway and Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The Carbon Disclosure Project has named Stantec as a Canadian Climate Disclosure Leader for the third consecutive year.  Based on its good internal data management practices and understanding of climate change, the company ranked No. 3 overall this year out of 20 companies on the Carbon Disclosure Index. It was No. 1 in the industrial sector. The Carbon Disclosure Project is an international, not-for-profit organization that provides a way for companies and cities to measure, disclose and manage environmental information. Visit www.cdproject.net, or click here.


Ed Smith, P.Eng., (left) and Hollis Cole, P.Eng., (right) receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and certificate from New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor Graydon Nicholas at Government House in Fredericton.
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