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2017 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards


The Gold Medal

Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., FCAE, FEC
Chief Operating Officer, Morrison Hershfield Group Inc.

The Engineering Medal

The Engineering Medal - Engineering Excellence

Endre (Andrew) Bakos, P.Eng., C.E.T., PMP
Project Manager, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

Nicholas Stark, P.Eng., CED, LEED AP, ICD.D
Vice President, HH Angus

The Engineering Medal - Entrepreneurship

J. Paul Santerre, PhD, P.Eng., FBSE, FAIMBE, FAAAS, FCAHS
Professor, University of Toronto

The Engineering Medal - Management

Samantha Jane Espley, MASc., P.Eng., FCAE
Technical Director, Vale Base Metals

The Engineering Medal - Research and Development

Jan Andrysek, PhD, P.Eng.​Scientist,
Bloorview Research Institute

Craig Alexander Simmons, PhD, P.Eng., FCSME
Distinguished Professor of Mechanobiology, University of Toronto

The Engineering Medal - Young Engineer

Maximilian Albert Thomas Mantha, MBA, P.Eng.
VP Area Manager, EllisDon Toronto Civil & Looby Construction


The Citizenship Award

Margaret Kende, P.Eng.
Dean of Engineering Technology, Centennial College (retired)

Benny Pang, P.Eng.
Principal Engineering Specialist, Bombardier Inc.

Award for Engineering Project or Achievement

Siemens Canada – Dual Education Program
Thamir (Tom) Murad, PhD, P.Eng., SM.IEEE, FEC
​Head of Siemens Canada Engineering & Technology Academy