Professor Janusz Koziński, Dean of Engineering at Lakehead University, has received the prestigious Gold Medal Award from Engineers Canada.
The Gold Medal Award, the highest distinction for professional engineers in Canada, recognizes the exceptional achievements of engineers who, through their work and service, have improved the lives of Canadians and others across the world.
“I accepted the Gold Medal from Engineers Canada with immense pride and humility. Engineering education is a truly collaborative endeavour and I share this award with everyone, including here at Lakehead University, who has joined me on my journey,” Dr. Koziński said.
“I wish to pay tribute to my professional colleagues, researchers and students who have supported me, inspired me and encouraged me throughout my career.”
Dr. Koziński received the Gold Medal at the Engineers Canada Awards ceremony that took place in Halifax on Thursday, May 25.
“I congratulate Dr. Koziński on this recognition from Engineers Canada,” said Dr. David Barnett, Lakehead University’s Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
“His contributions to engineering education have truly been transformative. I look forward to his continued leadership of the Faculty as we prepare the next generation of engineers to address engineering challenges in Canada and worldwide.”
Currently Dean of Engineering at Lakehead University, Dr. Koziński is an internationally renowned higher education leader, researcher, and entrepreneur with almost three decades of experience in engineering education across the world.
Before joining Lakehead, Koziński was previously Founding President of the New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering in the UK, Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, and Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.