Announcements

Dr. AbouRizk Named Distinguished University Professor by the University of Alberta

July 2015

Dr. AbouRizk has been named a Distinguished University Professor by the University of Alberta. The title of Distinguished University Professor (DUP) and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus (E-DUP) is one of the highest honours the University can bestow on a member of its academic staff. The University awards the title only to those individuals who have achieved outstanding distinction and scholarship in each of the areas of research, teaching, and service to the academy and the community at large. The scholarly work of the DUP and E-DUP must have merited international recognition; their teaching and student supervision ability must be highly esteemed by colleagues and students; and, they must be regarded as exceptional.

The title of DUP at the University of Alberta recognizes those exceptional faculty members who are globally recognized leaders and whose exemplary teaching, research and citizenship have made them leaders in their disciplines internationally. They serve as senior advisors to the University Community, and act as mentors and exemplars to other professors.

There are currently only 33 active DUPs at the University of Alberta, and of those, Dr. AbouRizk is the only one in the Faculty of Engineering.

Dr. AbouRizk acknowledges the fantastic support of his colleagues and friends in receiving this honour.

Dr. AbouRizk Elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 2015

It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. AbouRizk has been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). 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.

The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) 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.

Dr. AbouRizk attributes the success that garnered him recognition by the CAE to the collaboration that has been fostered under his research program between industry partners and the University of Alberta, and the support of his various colleagues.

Related Links:

CAE list of Fellows

Fifty new Fellows and an Honorary Fellow inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Past Announcements

Dr. AbouRizk Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

2013

It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. AbouRizk has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) in recognition of his outstanding scholarly and scientific achievements. The Academies of the Royal Society of Canada were established in 1882 as the senior Canadian collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists to promote learning and research. Election to the academies is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences. Dr. AbouRizk attributes the success that garnered him recognition by the RSC to the collaboration that has been fostered under his research program between industry partners and the University of Alberta.

Related Links:

RSC new fellows announcement

Four UAlberta faculty members named to Royal Society

Construction engineering professor elected to Royal Society of Canada



Dr. AbouRizk Inducted into National Academy of Construction

2012

Dr. AbouRizk was officially inducted into the National Academy of Construction (NAC) at their Annual Meeting, held October 24-26, 2012 in Puerto Rico. Election to the NAC is a prestigious achievement for industry leaders whose professional careers demonstrate outstanding contribution to the effectiveness of the engineering and construction industry. Membership in the NAC provides an excellent means of networking with important and influential members of the North American construction industry. Dr. AbouRizk is proud to be the first Canadian to receive this honour. 

Related Links:

NAC listing