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WFEO Excellence in Engineering Education Medal for Sri Lankan Engineer in Canada

08 Dec 2015 9:22 AM | IESL (Administrator)

The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) has awarded its 2015 medal of Excellence in Engineering Education to  Eng. Chandana Wirasinghe. The biannual award honours individuals with noteworthy contributions to the improvement of engineering education and significant educational accomplishments. Eng. Wirasinghe is an Anandian, Peradeniya graduate (1968), and was Hon. senior professor at the University of Moratuwa. A Berkeley PhD (1976), and Fulbright Scholar (1972-76), he became the dean of the Schulich School of Engineering, Canada, in 1994. He held the post until July 2006, and advanced the school to be one of the best in Canada. A  longtime academic director in the Centre for Transportation for the Van Horne Institute, Canada, he continues to be active in APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta) and Engineers Canada activities. He is the founder of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (IIIRR), a network that works on disaster mitigation research. He is also a founding Canadian member of the Committee on Disaster Risk Management of the WFEO.

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