Young, Clarence Richard

BASc, CE, LLD, DEng, DASc, PEng 
0T3 Civil Diploma 
Inducted: 1977 

The career of Clarence Richard Young (1879-1964) paralleled the growth of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering from its beginnings as the School of Practical Science at University of Toronto to its prestigious position in engineering education.  He joined the Faculty Staff in 1907, was Professor of structural Engineering in 1924, Head of Civil Engineering Department in 1927 and Dean of the Faculty from 1941-1949.

During the post World War II years, he was responsible for the development of Ajax, a shell filling plant east of Toronto, which was adapted to accommodate the surge of veteran engineering students.

Concurrent with his academic career, he carried on an extensive consulting practice and was the author of Standard Works on Engineering Design, Economics and Law.

Among his many honours and awards were the Engineering Alumni Medal (1939), the Engineering Institute of Canada’s Sir John Kennedy Medal (1950) and the Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Ontario’s Gold Medal (1947).


  • Outstanding Engineering Educator
  • Commander of the Order of Polonia Restitua (Poland)
  • Author of “Early Engineering Education at Toronto (1851-1919)