Academy News

Eddy Isaacs elected President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering for 2018-2020

Eddy Isaacs, PhD, FCAE, was elected President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) at CAE’s Annual General Meeting held on 18 June 2018 in Calgary, AB. He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy in 2008 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2014/2015.

Eddy Isaacs is the former CEO of Alberta Innovates – Energy & Environment Solutions and is currently the President of Eddy Isaacs Inc. and an Executive Fellow of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. Eddy has spent his career promoting innovation in energy and environment across Canada and in forging partnerships between industry, government and academia. In 2014, he received the ASTECH Foundation’s award for his outstanding contribution to the Alberta science and technology community. Eddy has served as co-Chair of the Energy Technology Working Group of the Canadian Council of Energy Ministers. He is regularly called upon to provide expert opinion and insight into Alberta’s future in energy and environment. Eddy holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and a B.Sc. from McGill University. He has over 80 publications and 6 patents in the energy field. He serves as a Board Member of: the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Council of Canadian Academies; the Scientific Advisory Committee for the NRG-COSIA X-Prize; and the External Advisors’ Panel of
the Auditor General of Alberta.

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. The Academy is an independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987 to serve the nation in matters of engineering concern. The Academy is an active member of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS), which involves 26 leading countries. 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. Fellows work closely with the other national engineering associations in Canada, and with the other Canadian academies that comprise the Council of Canadian Academies. Fellows of the Academy are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise is applied to the benefit of all Canadians, and can be identified by the FCAE after their names.

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