The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

Distinguished professionals honoured at OACETT's Awards Gala

What a night at the 2019 OACETT Provincial Honours and Awards Gala! 21 distinguished professionals in a full-house gracefully received a well-deserved tribute for their exceptional contributions to the engineering technology and applied science profession at The Old Mill Toronto on November 8.

Whether it be the overall jubilee, prestigious accolades, heartwarming speeches or the unexpected moments of laughter, everyone at the pinnacle celebration made the profession’s biggest night one to remember.

Each distinguished honoree through their outstanding achievement in the field or dedicated volunteer service with the Association and community has advanced the profession and/or shaped the world around us, demonstrating the power of commitment and dedication in an ever-changing world. In addition, they possess unique talents and experiences that have contributed to their undeniable passion toward the profession, community, education and innovation.

The winners and guests, including OACETT partners in industry, academia, government and associations, experienced the beautiful sounds of a quartet playing music from a time passed, a mood-setting vintage photo booth and camaraderie in a candlelight cocktail reception. During the ceremony, the audience enjoyed the comic relief of host Graham Chittenden, greetings from Daisy Wai, MPP, Richmond Hill, Young Professionals Committee chair Taylor Rohmann’s news of the new provincial student award and an exceptional live performance from opera singer Urla Duncan. But, most of all, what trumped the night was the captivating videos of the winners reflecting on their legacy and the audience’s reaction to their remarkable achievements.

“We're proud to put a spotlight on the champions, luminaries and innovators who have raised the profile of our profession through their exceptional achievements. Their leadership, passion and pursuit of excellence serve as inspiration for others to follow,” said OACETT President Kim Pickett, C.E.T., LET.

Turning ideas into reality was a prominent theme, with many singled out for their efforts in developing new ideas or solutions that advance technology, adding their technical knowledge to improve programs or procedures, and making sustainability a top priority.

Congratulations to all the winners and special thank you to the Provincial Honours and Awards Committee members: Shervin Reyhani, C.E.T., Anthony Carabetta, C.E.T., Naveda Dukhan, C.E.T., Sal Ingraldi, C.Tech., Sharon Reid, C.Tech., and Eugene Stodolak, C.E.T.

For more information on the award winners, visit the November/December issue of
The Ontario Technologist magazine.


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