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UOIT nuclear engineer receives national distinction from peers


The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) proudly announces Dr. Igor Pioro, Professor, Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate Program, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS), has been inducted by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) as a Fellow.

“We take great pride in the achievements and distinctions of our faculty,” said Dr. George Bereznai, Dean, FESNS. “Dr. Pioro’s national honour is a clear indication of the expertise and knowledge our professors have and are able to pass on to our students.”

Every year, the EIC elects up to 20 engineers to the grade of Fellow in recognition of their excellence in engineering and their service to the profession and society. Dr. Pioro is one of 18 engineers nationwide that will be inducted as a 2013 Fellow by the EIC for his exceptional contribution in engineering in Canada.

“It is such an honour to be inducted as a Fellow by the EIC, and I’m happy to share this honour with UOIT to show Canada what a strong program we have,” said Dr. Pioro.

One of the EIC’s objectives is to promote the history of engineering in Canada. Through its awards and fellowships, the EIC strives to enhance the image of engineers such as Dr. Pioro and record their contributions to Canada’s development.

During his career and profession as an engineer, Dr. Pioro has received many awards and distinctions. Last year Pioro received the international honour of being inducted as a Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and in 2011 received the Education and Communication Award from the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) and the UOIT Research Excellence Award.