Student Awards

Paul & Paula Plummer Award

The Paul and Paula Plummer Award (P&P) is the most revered award of the Engineering Society. It is presented to those who have contributed to the benefit of the Society in a manner deemed to be outstanding and commendable, and who have shown a genuine caring for school spirit and the status of student life within the faculty of engineering.

The award is typically presented to fourth-year students who have demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment to the engineering society and engineering student life throughout their years at UW. The award is presented each winter at Grad Ball to a chosen few, as nominated by the Engineering Society Council and ultimately selected by the Engineering Society presidents.

President’s Awards

President’s Awards are given to Engineering Society volunteers, directors or commissioner who excelled in their contribution to the Society, the winners of these awards of gone above and beyond the expectations of their role and showed initiative and leadership. These awards are presented by the Executive team each term at the final Engineering Society Council Meeting.

Paul Harlick Award

Every term, classes elect representatives to the Engineering Society Council, and each term there are some class reps who go above and beyond with their dedication to the role and how many classmates they get to participate in Engineering Society or class events. To reward such outstanding effort, the Paul Harlick Award is presented to the most outstanding class reps each term.
Paul Harlick was a member of the Mechanical Engineering class of 1973, and a class rep. During his 3A term, Paul’s constant effort led his class to the P**5 championship. His untimely death while he and his classmates attempted to pull off yet another amazing stunt prompted the Engineering Society to establish an award to honour his memory and remind us of the spirit that he, as a class rep, helped foster in others.

The Spring 2018 Award Winners and Executive

Engineering Society Leadership Excellence Award & First Year Award

An award, valued at $1000, is presented each term to a full-time, on-term undergraduate student enrolled in any Faculty of Engineering Program at the University of Waterloo who has displayed exceptional leadership within the University, Faculty of Engineering, or community at large. An additional award, valued at $1000, is presented annually in the fall term to a full time, on-term undergraduate student enrolled in their 1A term in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo who has displayed exceptional leadership within their high school or community at large prior to coming to Waterloo. This award is supported by the University of Waterloo Engineering Society and the Office of the Dean of Engineering.

Award Requirements and Application Deadline:

• Program and expected year of graduation
• A current resume
• A detailed description of all leadership roles undertaken, and how you have been active in said roles. This may not exceed five (5) pages in length.
• A detailed letter explaining how your leadership roles have had an impact or importance to the University of Waterloo, the Faculty of Engineering, or the Waterloo Community (or your high school/community at large for the First Year Award). This may not exceed two (2) pages in length.

Submit completed application on or before deadline to the University of Waterloo Engineering Society. They can be submitted in person at Carl Pollock Hall Room 1327, or via email to awards@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca.

Note: Candidates must have attained an average of 60% in their most recent academic term.

Faculty Awards

Waterloo Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award

The award recognizes a teacher (professors, lecturers, or laboratory instructors) from the faculty of Engineering for their contributions to ensuring academic success for their students.

More specifically, the award recognizes an instructor who has:

  1. Employed non-conventional teaching techniques
  2. Allowed opportunities for experiential learning
  3. Showed a commitment and dedication towards ensuring academic success for students

The Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award committee accepts nominations for outstanding Waterloo Engineering Instructors every term!

One honouree is selected per term for the Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award and their names are added to the plaque found in the CPH foyer.

This committee then goes on to put together packages to nominate professors, lecturers and laboratory instructors for Faculty and University-wide awards.

Nominations can be submitted through the nomination form and all questions should be emailed to teachingaward@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca or alternatively vpacademic@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca.

Waterloo Engineering Society “Friend of the Society” Award

The award recognizes a faculty/staff member (this includes TAs and lab instructors) from the faculty of Engineering for their contributions to improving the mental health of their students.

More specifically, the award recognizes an instructor who has:

  1. Advocating on behalf of students to eliminate elements that have a negative effects of student mental health
  2. Showing a long-term commitment and vested interest to the betterment of student mental health
  3. Taking action to directly improve the mental health of students

The Engineering Society “Friend of the Society” Award committee accepts nominations for outstanding Waterloo Engineering Faculty and Staff Members every term!

One honouree is selected per term for the Engineering Society “Friend of the Society” Award and their names are added to the plaque found in the CPH foyer.

This committee then goes on to put together packages to nominate faculty and staff members for Faculty and University-wide awards.

Nominations can be submitted through the nomination form and all questions should be emailed to friendaward@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca or alternatively vpacademic@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca.

Waterloo Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award

Term

Winner

F18

James Craig  (ENVE)

S18

Mary Robinson (MECH)

W18

Carol Hulls (MECH)

F17

Dr. Igor Ivkovic (SYDE)

S17

Dr. Matthew James Borland (SYDE)

W17

Dr. Eline Boghaert (CHE)

F16

Christopher Kohar (MECH)

S16

Dr. Rania Al-Hammoud (CIVIL)

W16

Dr. Derek Wright (ECE)

F15

Dr. Vincent Gaudet (ECE)

S15

Dr. Ehab F. El-Saadany (MECH)

W15

Dr. Jeffrey S. West (CIVIL)

F14

Dr. David Brush (CIVIL)

 

Waterloo Engineering Society “Friend of the Society” Award

Term

Winner

F18

David Brush

W18

David Bell

Bill Owen

Gordon Stubley