Engineering Alumni Association Honorary Member: 2015 Recipient
Born in South Africa, Professor Emeritus Ron Venter became a faculty member at U of T Engineering in 1975 after working for DeBeers Diamonds. Venter has served in leadership roles at the University, most notably as Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Vice-Dean of the Faculty. He has volunteered his time and expertise on a number of committees and was a member of the Governing Council. In 2009, he received the University’s Vivek Goel Citizenship Award in recognition of his exemplary service. Venter chairs the Project Planning Committee, which was instrumental in developing the much-anticipated Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship.