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Susan L. Tighe, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

As a researcher, teacher and practitioner who has achieved international recognition, Susan Tighe is a beacon for women in engineering and a leader in civil engineering.

Tighe is an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Waterloo who has written over 50 technical publications in the areas of infrastructure, pavements and transportation. Her involvement in the engineering and transportation sectors range from professional awareness and education activities to active leadership roles in engineering associations, such as the Transportation Association of Canada and various Transportation Research Board committees.

She has demonstrated her support of women in engineering as co-chair of the University of Waterloo’s Women in Engineering Committee. She has provided several leadership roles in this capacity in both professional and community activities. She is a sought-after speaker at international conferences and in academe in the U.S. and Europe.

Tighe has been honoured with a prestigious Premier’s Research Excellence Award to recognize her work in infrastructure management, pavement and transportation engineering management. She is the first faculty member in civil engineering at the University of Waterloo to receive this award.