Dr. Susan L. Tighe completed her BSc in Chemical Engineering (Queens University, Kingston), continuing to further add an M.A.Sc. and PhD in Civil Engineering (University of Waterloo). She has been a faculty member in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo since 2000 and is the Norman McLeod Chair in Sustainable Pavement Engineering. She is also currently the President of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Susan has gained national and international recognition for her outstanding contributions to the development, design, and management of sustainable concrete and asphalt transportation infrastructure. Her reputation as a scholar, educator, and professional engineer is well illustrated by the breadth of her honours and awards including Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, New College of Scholars Royal Society of Canada and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers Medal for Research and Development. This month, she will receive the 2017 University of Waterloo Graduate Supervision Award.