Civil Professor Dr. Jonathan Fannin honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada

UBC Civil Engineering professor Jonathan Fannin will be inducted as Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for his exceptional contributions to engineering. Fannin has compiled a body of experimental findings and related field observations that have contributed significantly to the state-of-the-art in geotechnical engineering as it relates to landslide risk management, designing with geosynthetics and seepage-induced erosion in earth dams.  His contributions to developments in each of these areas of engineering practice have received international recognition, garnered a number of awards for outstanding scholarship, and led to several distinguished visiting fellowships.  Fannin brings all of these experiences to his university teaching, and also to short courses for practising professionals, in a commitment to engineering education and life-long learning that has won him several awards for teaching excellence.

In all, 18 fellows will be recognized—less than .01% of the membership–at the EIC annual awards gala in Montreal on May 28, 2013.

About the EIC

Established in 1887, the EIC is Canada’s federation of engineering societies committed to engineering for a prosperous, safe and renewable Canada. The 12 member societies in the federation include: IEEE Canada, Canadian Nuclear Society, Canadian Dam Association, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Canadian Society for Bioengineering, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Canadian Society for Senior Engineers, Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Canadian Society for Engineering Management, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society, and Canadian Maritime Section of the Marine Technology Society.

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Sherry Green

UBC Faculty of Applied Science