Dr. Hoda ElMaraghy inducted into Order of Canada

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Doctor Hoda ElMaraghy has been given one of Canada’s highest honours during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Governor General, Mary Simon, invested 50 new appointees into the Order of Canada, including Windsorite.

Hoda ElMaraghy is a pre-eminent manufacturing systems researcher. A distinguished university professor of industrial engineering at the University of Windsor, she is the founding director of its Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) Centre. She has made innovative contributions to advance the intelligence, adaptability and responsiveness of manufacturing systems in Canada and abroad. A pioneer and inspirational role model in her field, she was the first woman in Canada to obtain a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, and the first woman in the country to serve as a dean of engineering. In 2015, she was inducted into the Order of Ontario.

She was among 36 new Members who has be given one of Canada’s highest honours during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday. Simon also invested 14 Officers.

Egyptian Ambassador, Ahmed Hafez, tweeted saying “Proud of Dr. Hoda ElMaraghy for receiving one of Canada’s highest honours from the Governor General of Canada”. “A pioneering and inspiring model in the field of industrial engineering. Celebrated together at the Residence with a group of Egyptian community figures and ambassadors in Ottawa.”

The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Appointments are made for sustained achievement at three levels: Companion, Officer and Member. Officers and Members may be elevated within the Order in recognition of further achievements, based on continued exceptional or extraordinary service to Canada.

 

 

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