Claudette MacKay-Lassonde
Graduate Award

The late Claudette MacKay-Lassonde , P.Eng., was a pioneer for women and a leader in the engineering community. Founder of CEMF, she built the Foundation along with other concerned professional engineers in response to the killing of 14 women engineering students at École Polytechnique in 1989. She held degrees in chemical engineering, nuclear engineering and business and was passionate about supporting women in engineering. Her daughter Julie, also an engineer, is a CEMF Board Director.

In Ms. Lassonde’s memory, one $15,000 award is granted to a woman studying engineering full-time at the PhD level.

This is an ambassadorial award and applicants must demonstrate they are leaders, ambassadors for the profession and serve as role models for other women who dream of becoming engineers.

Our Call for our 2022 Awards is now Closed



  • Must self-identify as a female
  • Possess Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status
  • Be currently enrolled full-time at a PhD level in an accredited Engineering Program within Canada
  • Must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited Canadian engineering program, or have a P. Eng. designation or be a recognized E.I.T. in their province of residence.


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