Lakehead’s Dean of Engineering awarded 2023 Gold Medal by Engineers Canada

Photo of Janusz Kozinski receiving his award.

Janusz Koziński

June 14, 2023 – Thunder Bay, Ont.   

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.









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Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and over 2,000 faculty and staff at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead has nine faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Law, Natural Resources Management, Science & Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Lakehead University’s achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally, including being ranked in the top half of Times Higher Education's 2023 World Universities Rankings for the fourth consecutive year, and the number one university in the world with fewer than 10,000 students in THE’s 2022 Impact Rankings (which assesses institutions against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals). Visit