Boris Jackman, BESc ’72 to receive L.S. Lauchland Award at Homecoming

Boris Jackman, BESc ’72 will be presented with the L.S. Lauchland Award at the Homecoming Engineering Alumni Party at Chancey Smith’s on Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. Jackman, Executive Vice-President, Downstream is accountable for the establishment and achievement of all Downstream business objectives of Petro-Canada. He joined Petro-Canada in 1993 as Vice-President, Western Region. In 1996, he was appointed Vice-President, Central Region, and in 1998, Executive Vice-President.

Prior to joining Petro-Canada, Jackman served as the Executive Vice-President of First Brands Canada Corporation. Prior to 1986, Jackman spent 14 years at Union Carbide Canada Ltd. in various management and technical positions.

In addition to his professional association commitments, Jackman is an active volunteer in his community providing strategic leadership for a number of organizations including the 2007 United Way Campaign, the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation, Ryerson University and Western.

The L.S. Lauchland Award was initiated in 1976 to mark the retirement of Professor L. Stuart Lauchland, past President of the A.P.E.O. The Committee inaugurated a series of medals to be presented annually unless it decides that in a particular year no suitable nominations have been received.

Western Engineering alumni, faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations for this award each year.

Since its inception, the medal has been awarded 18 times to the following recipients:
1977 Dr. Ross Leonard Judd, BESc'58
1979 Dr. Michael Owen Toll, BESc'68
1981 Mr. Carl Erik Kohn, BESc'64
1982 Mr. Steven Killing, BESc'72
1984 Dr. John R. Grace, BESc'65
1986 Mr. Peter C. Maurice, BESc'60
1989 Mr. John Thompson, BESc'66
1990 Mr. Brian Hewat, BESc'59
1991 Mr. Ron Yamada, BESc'64
1994 Mr. Bill Etherington, BESc'63
1997 Mr. Jack McBain, BESc'66
1998 Mr. Henry Yip, BESc '73
1999 Mr. John Westeinde, BESc '62
2001 Mr. John Jardine, BESc '65
2002 Mr. Douglas Muzyka, BESc ’77, MESc. ’78, PhD ‘85
2003 Mr. Ted Aziz, BESc '60
2004 Dr. G.S. Peter Castle, BESc '61, PhD '69
2005 Mr. Keith Zerebecki, BESc '72, MEng. ‘73
2006 Mr. Charles Ruigrok, BESc ’78, MESc ‘84

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