Carleton Engineering Professor Cynthia Cruickshank Receives the CMHC Award for Excellence in Education
Cynthia Cruickshank, associate professor in the research intensive Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University, has won the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) – Excellence in Education Award to honour outstanding educational contributions to sustainable practices.
The award recognizes educators who have integrated sustainable concepts in housing and community development into the academic curriculum. In addition to her ongoing research and dedication to teaching, Cruickshank’s genuine care for the future is demonstrated in her involvement with Team Ontario’s 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon project, a partnership between Carleton University, Queen’s University and Algonquin College. As a result of her involvement with the project and the success of the team, Cruickshank was invited to serve as a member of the engineering jury for the 2015 competition.