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  • 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Excellence Faculty Awards
    Family members of Barington Batchelor – Wayne Batchelor, Nicola Batchelor, Roger Batchelor – accept his 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Excellence Faculty Awards, from Amir Fam, Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies), Brian Frank, Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning), and Dean Kevin Deluzio.
  • 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Excellence Faculty Awards
    John Hanes receives the 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Excellence Faculty Award from Brian Frank, Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning), Amir Fam, Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies), and Dean Kevin Deluzio.
  • 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Excellence Faculty Awards
    Kerry Rowe is one of 14 faculty members from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to receive the 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Excellence Faculty Award.
  • 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Excellence Faculty Awards
    Genevieve Dumas receives her 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Excellence Faculty Award during a special ceremony hosted at Mitchell Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
  • 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Excellence Faculty Awards
    Mark Green, Vice Dean (Graduate Studies and Recruitment), receives a 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Excellence Faculty Award for his work in engineering and teaching.

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science continued to celebrate its 125th anniversary by recognizing outstanding faculty members during a special event on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

The 125th Anniversary Queen's Engineering Excellence Faculty Awards, hosted in Mitchell Hall, recognized the contributions of 14 faculty members, past and present, for engineering and teaching excellence.

“Queen’s Engineering has a long tradition of excellent faculty members – leaders in their field, leaders in the classrooms, lecture halls, and research labs, and leaders in their communities,” says Kevin Deluzio, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. “The 125th anniversary was a perfect time to recognize each of these amazing individuals for their contributions to engineering and Queen’s.”

Each of the award winners was nominated by their peers.

The winners are:

  • Tim Bryant
  • Barrington Batchelor
  • John Cartledge
  • Michael Cunningham
  • Mark Diederichs
  • Genevieve Dumas
  • Mark Green 
  • John Hanes
  • Patrick Oosthuizen
  • Raymond Price
  • Kerry Rowe
  • Paresh Sen 
  • Carolyn Small
  • Ralph Whitney

Two of the awards – Barrington Batchelor and Carolyn Small – were awarded posthumously. Both Dr. Batchelor and Dr. Small were pioneers in their fields and left a lasting impact both at Queen’s and the broader engineering community.

[Barington Batchelor]Dr. Batchelor’s 27-year career in the Department of Civil Engineering was marked by his pioneering research, his commitment to excellence, and his dedication to equity in race relations. Born in Jamaica and educated at the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College London, Dr. Batchelor was one of the first faculty members of African descent in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. His work on bridge deck design was transformative in the industry and was a driving force behind Ontario developing its own bridge design code. Dr. Batchelor also served as an important adviser on race relations and diversity, both at Queen’s and nationally. He personally mentored many faculty members from diverse cultures and had a particularly warm spot for international students. 

[Carolyn Small]Dr. Small (Sc’73) was a pioneer for women in engineering at Queen's. She was the first female graduate from Queen’s Engineering to be appointed to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and was a leader in biomedical research, curriculum development, and the teaching of mechanical engineering design. She was known for her innovative approaches to teaching and research. Among her proudest accomplishments was the development of an engineering course in design techniques that challenged students’ creativity and critical thinking. Her course MECH 212 became one of the department’s flagship courses and was, in later years, a foundation for the current design program in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr. Small's collaborative spirit helped guide the Human Mobility Research Centre, which has become renowned for interdisciplinary research for innovative treatment strategies for bone and joint disorders. A room at the centre bears her name and is a proud reminder of her contributions to innovation and partnership in design. 

A full description of each of the honourees is available on the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science website.