Alumnus is first Canadian to receive IEC’s top honour

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Tony Capel (BASc ’70 and MASc ’73, electrical engineering) is the recipient of the 2021 Lord Kelvin Award from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The Lord Kelvin Award, the highest honour given by the IEC, recognizes exceptional and long-term individual contributions to the standardization of the electrotechnical industry globally.

Capel is the 37th laureate to receive the tribute and the first from Canada.

The award takes its name from the first IEC President who was a distinguished scientist and prolific inventor. Lord Kelvin contributed significantly to the advancement of modern physics and the practical applications of electrotechnology.