Engineering professor Hoda ElMaraghy was officially invested with the Order of Canada by Mary Simon, the Governor General of Canada, during a ceremony Dec. 14 at Rideau Hall.
Dr. ElMaraghy’s appointment was one of 114 originally announced in November 2020, with ceremonies deferred due to the pandemic.
A citation noted ElMaraghy’s contributions to the field of mechanical engineering, especially her work in advancing manufacturing systems in Canada and abroad. She is director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Centre and was the first female dean of engineering in Canada.
“It has been a privilege to serve the University of Windsor in various capacities and the engineering and Windsor community for many years,” says ElMaraghy, who called the ceremony “majestic.”
Established in 1967 by the late Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian honours system and recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society.