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Engineers Canada and Manulife Financial and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex have awarded seven Canadian engineers ...


Engineers Canada and Manulife Financial and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex have awarded seven Canadian engineers with scholarships to support their potential to contribute to the everyday lives of Canadians.
For years, Manulife Financial and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex have joined Engineers Canada in rewarding outstanding engineers who build on their engineering background by returning to school to pursue advanced academic studies.
“We are proud to support these individuals as they pursue their dreams of giving back to society, creating new technologies and improving the health of the environment,” said Chantal Guay, ing., P.Eng., M.Env., chief executive officer, Engineers Canada. “It is very rewarding to acknowledge engineers who are building on their backgrounds and demonstrating the ingenuity, resourcefulness and skills that are fundamental to the engineering profession.”
The scholarship recipients are working on a range of projects with the goals of: improving energy sustainability on farms; investigating cleaner and more cost-effective solid oxide fuel cell technology; creating an advanced composite material for use in aircraft turbine engines; becoming a technology strategist; improving our understanding of the environmental implications of the energy sector; creating better growing conditions in salt-affected areas by flushing salts from the soil; and developing a sound understanding of social policy and governance.
Scholarships valued at $12,500 are given to individuals returning to university for further study or research in an engineering field. This year they went to:
Julie A. Bailey, P.Eng., Engineers Nova Scotia, pursuing her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at Dalhousie University
Mark J. Cuglietta, P.Eng., APEGGA, pursuing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto
Giovanni (John) Montesano, P.Eng., PEO, pursuing his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University
$7,500 scholarships went to individuals returning to university for further study or research in a field other than engineering:
• Allan Alfonso, P.Eng., PEO, pursuing his Master of Business Administration degree at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario
• Alesya Bajoria, P.Eng., APEGGA, pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Natural Resources, Energy and Environment degree at the University of Alberta
• Michael V. Callaghan, MSc, P.Eng., APEGGA, undertaking a PhD in Geoscience at the University of Calgary in the field of environmental remediation
A $10,000 scholarship went to an individual returning to school to study public policy development:
• Brett Kristina Stevenson, P.Eng., APEGGA, pursuing a Master of Public Administration in Public and Non-profit Management and Policy degree with an international specialization at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University
For more information on the 2010 scholarship recipients and Engineers Canada, click here.