U of T Engineering alumnus Lotfollah Shafai (ECE MASc 6T6, PhD 6T9) is among the latest appointments to the Order of Canada — one of the country’s highest civilian honours.
Of the 83 Order of Canada honourees, at least 11 have close ties to the University of Toronto, from faculty members to alumni and donors.
The appointees were named on Thursday by Governor General Julie Payette (ECE MASc 9T0), a U of T Engineering alumna and former astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency.
Shafai is a leading expert in the field of applied electromagnetic systems and telecommunications, and is a distinguished professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Manitoba. He is credited with an array of pioneering contributions to the telecommunications field. Shafai was named an Officer for his “fundamental contributions to the fields of electromagnetics and antenna and satellite development, which have led to renowned advancements in the telecommunications industry.”
(photo: University of Manitoba)