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Engineering physics grad to receive Johnson Award


Barry Stewart, Sc’64, will receive the Johnson Award from the Calgary Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association. He will be honoured at a reception in Calgary on October 28 for his leadership in building a socially responsible energy sector, his commitment to Calgary and to Queen's, and his service to Canada.

Since graduating from engineering physics at Queen’s, Barry has built a career that has spanned more than 40 years. He has held senior leadership positions with Imperial Oil, Petro-Canada, and Suncor Energy. Now retired, he sits on the board of NAL Energy Trust and chairs the board of Newalta.

Barry was the founding chair of the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST), a Calgary-based not-for-profit engineering consultancy that provides education, training, and technical consulting in the developing world.

Since 2001, CAWST has touched more than three million people in 58 countries with its efforts to provide clean water and sanitation technology to developing countries.

The Johnson Award is a proud tricolour tradition; it provides an opportunity for the Calgary Branch to pay tribute to lifelong contributors to Queen’s University, the Alumni Association, and the Calgary community.

“This event brings out the very best of Queen's and the very best of Calgary,” says Branch President Josephine Tsang, PhD’06. “It showcases the tremendous impact that Calgary Queen's alumni have had on the city, our communities, and the University.”

The Award was named in honour Ernie, MD’38, and Edna Johnson, whose generosity and dedication to their alma mater and community are reflected in the selection of each year’s honouree.

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