Engineering Scholarships and Awards Presented to Lakehead University Students

Student working on an Engineering project

Student recipients of the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education (OPEFE) scholarships and awards were recently honoured at the Lakehead Chapter of the Professional Engineers Ontario, 55th Annual Engineering and Technology Conference held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Valhalla Inn. 

OPEFE has been supporting Lakehead University engineering students for more than 30 years by providing entrance and in-course scholarships to students who demonstrate a combination of high academic achievement and exhibit leadership characteristics.

OPEFE also awards the Gold Medal for Academic Achievement annually to a fourth year graduating student enrolled in CEAB-Accredited programs within the Faculty of Engineering who has achieved academic excellence by obtaining the highest standing in the final examinations.

Lakehead’s 2015-2016 recipients honoured at the November 4th event included entrance scholarship recipients Matthew Currie and Ashley Andrea, in-course scholarship recipients Kira White and Kevin Barber, and Gold Medal winner Johnathan Van Der Mey.

Pictured right:  PEO Lakehead Chapter Chair Zack White, P. Eng,, WSP and PEO Lakehead Chapter Regional Councillor Michael Wesa, P. Eng., present Kevin Barber with his certificate as a 2015/2016 recipient of the OPEFE In-Course Scholarship (Photo courtesy of PEO Lakehead Chapter).

Dr. Barnett, Lakehead University Dean of Engineering, said of OPEFE’s support, “The long-standing commitment from the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education is instrumental to student success. We appreciate OPEFE’s recognition of academic excellence and leadership and the financial assistance provided to our dedicated students.”

For more information on how to support scholarships for Engineering students, please contact Kathryn Davidson at 807-343-8476 or