UBC engineers inducted as CAE Fellows

UBC professors Steven Cockcroft (Materials Engineering) and Elizabeth Croft (Mechanical Engineering), have been inducted as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in recognition of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. The ceremony took place in Winnipeg, in conjunction with the Academy’s Annual General Meeting on June 27, 2016.

Inductee Citations

Steven Cockcroft For significant contributions as a globally recognized expert in manufacturing process engineering through industrial experiments and modelling of casting processes and defects with over 15 top Canadian and International producers; a recognized world expert on aluminum alloy wheel casting and aerospace-grade titanium remelting; and for over 25 years of outstanding contributions to the UBC Engineering Community through excellence in teaching of undergraduates, educating of over 50 graduate students, pivotal contributions as Department Head and Dean Pro Tem in hiring the next generation of faculty members, and championing the use of UBC facilities as a “Living Laboratory” for alternative energy research.

Elizabeth Croft Dr. Croft is an internationally respected figure in robotics, particularly robot trajectory planning and human-robot interaction. She has written over 150 scholarly articles in these broad areas. Dr. Croft is an international leader in recruiting women into engineering. As the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, and as Associate Dean of Engineering at UBC, Dr. Croft was a prime driving force behind the almost doubling of the number of women in engineering at UBC. Dr. Croft's service and research excellence have been recognized through the awarding of major provincial, national and international awards.

Election to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) is one of the highest professional honours accorded an engineer. Fellows have distinguished themselves in different sectors including business, academia and government and in different roles such as business management, executive management, technical and university faculty. Fellows of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers (current CAE Fellows) to honorary fellowship in the Academy, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.

For more information: www.cae-acg.ca 



Clare Kiernan

UBC Faculty of Applied Science