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Keith Hipel, a longtime professor at Waterloo Engineering, was formally invested last week into the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest honours.
Hipel was made an officer of the Order, a rank that recognizes national service or achievement, by Governor General Julie Payette during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
A systems design engineering professor who earned three degrees at Waterloo as a student, Hipel was cited for developing “innovative decision models that have been used to design environmental strategies and address pollution conflicts worldwide.”
His citation described Hipel as a “pre-eminent leader” in his field and said his “interdisciplinary systems approach has been applied to such wide-ranging challenges as the management of water levels in the Great Lakes and sustainable energy development.” [Read more]