Engineering professor Edward McBean was named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) during its annual meeting and symposium in St. John’s, Nfld. The honour recognizes individuals who perform beyond normal engineering practice and contribute in exemplary ways towards their respective disciplinary fields, and to the wider community.
CAE is an independent, self-governing organization through which Canada’s most experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to the country.
McBean holds the Canada Research Chair in Water Supply Security and has given expert advice to 65 countries and to organizations that include the World Bank, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the United Nations Development Programme and the Canadian International Development Agency.
Prior to joining the U of G faculty, he spent nine years as vice-president of Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, a consulting company providing diverse engineering services in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.