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Excellence will be Recognized at the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards Gala

This year's Gala will honour 11 engineers with awards while also celebrating diversity and inclusion in the engineering profession.


The 2018 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) Gala, co-presented by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), will celebrate diversity and inclusion in the engineering profession. This year’s Gala is being held November 17 at the International Centre.

This years Awards will recognize:

  • The Gold Medal

JOHN WILLIAM BANDLER, OC, P.ENG. 
PROFESSOR EMERITUS, MCMASTER UNIVERSITY ​

  • Engineering Medal – Engineering Excellence

GARY J. E. KRAMER, BASC, MASC, P.ENG., PE
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GLOBAL PRACTICE DIRECTOR (TUNNELS), HATCH

DAVID JOHN LAPP, P.ENG., FEC, IRP 
PRACTICE LEAD, GLOBALIZATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, ENGINEERS CANADA ​

  • Engineering Medal – Entrepreneurship

DAVID BECKMAN, P.ENG.
PRESIDENT AND CEO, ZETON INC.

  • Engineering Medal – Management

PAUL MAY, P.ENG.
CHIEF ENGINEER, YORK REGION RAPID TRANSIT CORPORATION ​

​TERRANCE FREDERICK NORD, BSC, P.ENG.
PRESIDENT, TNCC GLOBAL AVIATION

  • Engineering Medal – Research and Development

ASHRAF EL DAMATTY, BSC, MSC, PHD, P.ENG., MBA, FCSCE, FEIC
PROFESSOR/CHAIR, CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

WINNIE YE, PHD, P.ENG., SMIEEE
PROFESSOR, CARLETON UNIVERSITY

  • Engineering Medal – Young Engineer

JENNIFER DRAKE, PHD, P.ENG.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CIVIL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

  • Citizenship Award

NICOLA DI DONATO, BASC, P.ENG.
PRESIDENT AND CEO, LIBERTY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

  • Award for Engineering Project or Achievement

​THE 2ND CONCESSION PROJECT, MARK NYKOLUK, P.ENG.
PROJECT MANAGER, TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK