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New fellows recognized for research and leadership in engineering

[Pascale Champagne and Kevin Deluzio]
Pascale Champagne, Director of the Beaty Water Research Centre and Canada Research Chair in Bioresources Engineering, and Kevin Deluzio, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science,
were inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering at its annual general meeting in Quebec City on Friday, June 21. Presenting them with the recognition is Eddy Isaacs, President of the CAE Board of Directors. (Supplied photos)

Two faculty members from Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Pascale Champagne (Civil Engineering) and Kevin Deluzio (Dean; Mechanical and Materials Engineering), were inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering at its annual general meeting in Quebec City on Friday, June 21.

The CAE, comprised of many of Canada’s most accomplished engineers, is an independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987 to provide advice in matters of engineering concern. Fellows of the Academy are nominated and elected by their peers in honour of distinguished achievement and career-long service to the engineering profession.

Recognized for their strength in leadership and research, CAE Fellows work closely with the other national engineering associations in Canada and with the two other Canadian academies (Royal Society of Canada and Canadian Academy of Health Sciences) that comprise the Council of Canadian Academies.

“Drs. Champagne and Deluzio have been recognized for distinguished contributions to engineering in Canada,” says Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). “Their work has had international impact on the well-being of many people. I take pride in their accomplishments and extend congratulations on behalf of Queen’s to them.”

Dr. Champagne, Canada Research Chair in Bioresources Engineering, is director of the Beaty Water Research Centre. She is an innovative and collaborative researcher and an internationally-recognized authority in the development of alternate water and waste management technologies, and sustainable environmental approaches with a focus on integrated bioresource management. Her diverse background spanning biology, green chemistry, and environmental and civil engineering supports her creative approach to developing solutions to environmental problems. Her work has important societal, economic and environmental implications, for which she has been recognized both nationally and internationally, including, most recently, with the NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize.

Dr. Deluzio is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen's University and an international leader in biomechanical engineering. He collaborates across disciplines to develop new biomedical technologies for the measurement and assessment of human motion and has over 200 publications in refereed journals and proceedings. Dr. Deluzio leads the Human Mobility Research Laboratory located at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston. This state-of-the-art facility is optimized for the comprehensive biomechanical and neuromuscular assessment of total body movement and physical performance. Most of the work there is focused on factors related to knee osteoarthritis and its treatment. He has served on the executive committee of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics and is past-president of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society. Dr. Deluzio is recognized for his research and teaching excellence, his leadership in ensuring education standards and increasing diversity in engineering, and his mentorship of faculty and students.

“I am delighted to learn that Dean Deluzio and Professor Champagne have been invited into the fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Engineering this year,” says Dr. Kimberly Woodhouse, Interim Vice-Principal (Research) at Queen’s. “Drs. Champagne and Deluzio join friends and colleagues at the very top of the engineering profession here in Canada. I extend my most sincere congratulations to them both.”

For more information on the CAE, visit the website