Category Archives: SOE

Dr. Dalia Fayek

In memory of Dr. Dalia Fayek

Dr. Dalia Fayek, a specialist in communication networks, was a Faculty member in the School of Engineering. She joined the SOE in 2002 and, sadly, passed away quietly in the afternoon on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

The School of Engineering will always remember Dalia for her pleasant disposition, her gentle personality, and her dedication to education and her students. It is a tremendous loss for the University of Guelph community, especially in Engineering. Dalia leaves behind her husband Reda, her two sons, Pavly and Cyril and her parents.

A student award in Dalia’s name is being established in the School of Engineering to honour her memory. Family, friends, colleagues, and students are invited to make a gift to the University of Guelph in memory of Dalia.

To direct your gift in Dalia’s memory, please refer to the instructions on the following page: ( All gifts will receive a tax receipt.

If you have any questions about how to make your gift, please contact Annie Benko, Alumni Advancement Manager, CPES/CBS ( or ext.54568).

SOE Mentorship Program

SOE Mentorship Program

On November 14, 2012 the School of Engineering kicked off their new mentorship program,  inspired and promoted by Wolf Haessler, U of G Grad and founder of Skyjack Inc.

60+ engineering students went through an application process to be apart of this mentorship program which will pair up students with Guelph Engineering Alumni in a Mentor/Mentee relationship.

November 14 was a formal social night where students got an opportunity to participate in discussions with some of the different alumni mentors.

The next formal meeting between the students and the mentors will contiune in the Winter 2013 semester.





SOE Alumni Honours & Awards – October 20, 2012

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 the School of Engineering will be hosting its third annual Honours and Awards Night. This event celebrates and recognizes Guelph Engineers who are making the world a better place.

Congratulations to the 2012 SOE Honours & Awards recipients:

Young Alumnus of Honour – Emily Nichols, CPES B.Sc. (Eng) ’03
Mid-Career Award – Mike Minogue, CPES B.Sc. (Eng) ’01
Award of Excellence – Mark Palmer, OAC B.Sc. (Eng) ’86
Medal of Achievement – Bill Harrison, OAC BSA ’62

Please consider joining us for this event. Tickets can now be purchased or by calling 519-824-4120 ext.56934.

We also welcome local industry and engineering firms to join us as event sponsors. If you’d like to learn more about event sponsorship, please contact Annie Benko at , or 519-824-4120 ext. 54568.

If you know a Guelph Engineering Alumni who is providing leadership to the engineering profession and in their community, consider nominating them in 2013. Please contact Annie Benko, Alumni Advancement Manager, with any questions about the event or the nomination , 519-824-4120 ext. 54568.