Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | By Lindsay Cashin
Professor Perry Adebar has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Election to the CAE, one of the highest professional honours accorded an engineer, is based on a nominee’s “distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.” Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers, and the CAE welcomed 50 new fellows and two new international fellows this year. Inductees were honoured at the Induction of New Fellows ceremony, in conjunction with the AGM, on June 26 in Ottawa.
The CAE citation reads as follows:
Professor Perry Adebar has made important contributions to the profession and practice of engineering in Canada. An award winning educator, he is known for presenting a strong connection between theory and engineering practice, and his views are highly respected by industry. He is Head of UBC Civil Engineering, and was previously Associate Dean of Applied Science at UBC. His research has had direct impact on the seismic design of high-rise concrete buildings in Canada. Dr. Adebar has provided engineering advice to consulting engineering firms, is a director of the Structural Engineers of BC, and a member of Canada TF-1 HUSAR Team.
Three other UBC professors were also inducted as fellows this year.