Janusz Kozinski, founding dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering, was inducted on June 24 as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
“This is a tremendous honour for me and for everyone at the Lassonde School of Engineering. It is a privilege to join such esteemed company and to be recognized by my peers in this manner,” said Kozinski. “I fully intend to work with members of the Canadian Academy of Engineers to help change engineering education in our country. We must give our students the opportunity to explore their passions and to gain a much broader perspective to better prepare them for the world around us.
“I know my colleagues in the academy will be a rich source of wisdom and practical advice as we continue our mission here at the Lassonde School to train the renaissance engineers that our country, and our economy, so desperately needs,” he said.
The Canadian Academy of Engineering comprises many of the country’s most accomplished engineers who have expressed their dedication to the application of science and engineering principles in the interests of the country and its enterprises.
Fellows of the academy are nominated and elected by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.
Election to the Canadian Academy of Engineering is one of the highest professional honours accorded an engineer. Members 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.
Janusz Kozinski received his honour at a ceremony in St. John’s, N.L.