Dean recognised for her significant contribution to the advancement of robotics

Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Croft, Dean of Engineering, who recently received a President’s Award from the Engineering and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).

The President’s Awards are British Columbia’s top awards for professional engineers and professional geoscientists and have been developed to recognize the exemplary and outstanding professional, technical and community contributions made by members.

Professor Croft received the R.A. McLachlan award for her significant contribution to the advancement of robotics in the field of engineering and human-robot interaction for over 25 years.

In the award citation, the EGBC noted that Professor Croft is “dedicated to her professional community, and the next generation of engineers. Elizabeth has an exceptional record of accomplishment in advancing women’s representation and participation in engineering. Most recently, as Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, she worked with academic, industry, and government stakeholders on strategies to improve women’s participation in STEM disciplines.

A creative visionary and inspirational role model, Elizabeth is unlocking the potential for people and robots to work together productively and safely.”