Mamdouh Shoukri appointed to Canada’s Space Advisory Board
York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri has been appointed to the Space Advisory Board. The announcement was made Nov. 19 by Industry Minister James Moore at the 2014 Canadian Aerospace Summit.
The Space Advisory Board will provide expert advice to the government on Canada’s role and future in space.
“I am proud to serve on this new Space Advisory Board for Industry Canada, particularly given York University’s strengths in space science and our research collaborations with the Canadian Space Agency,” said Shoukri. “I look forward to contributing to the advancement of Canadian space policy and research.”
The board includes experts from across the country who will help lead Canada’s space policy in the years ahead.
Shoukri previously worked in various capacities with the Research Division of Ontario Hydro, before becoming a faculty member at McMaster and, later, dean of engineering.
His scholarly interests are in thermo-fluid sciences, particularly areas related to multi-phase heat transfer and nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics. He is the author and co-author of over 100 papers that appeared in refereed journals and symposia. His education credentials include BSc (Hons.), mechanical engineering, Cairo University, 1970; MEng, McMaster University, 1974; and PhD, mechanical engineering, McMaster, 1977.
Dr.Muneeza Khan in Top 40 Under 40 List
Dr. Muneeza, an assistant professor at University of Tennesee’s Health Science’s Center, was included in the Top 40 Under 40 list of Memphis Business Journal. She was in selected list of 40 chosen from more than 250 nominations.
According to a press release the program “recognizes the talents of the brightest Memphis-area professionals under age 40, both for career accomplishments and for giving their personal time to help local charities.”
Dr. Khan is a graduate of Karachi Medical College and completed her residency at Indiana University. She is the recipient of Resident Teacher Award 2010 Faculty of the Year 2013 at the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Hamou-Lhadj and team win IBM award
Concordia University engineering professor Dr.Wahab Hamou-Lhadj and his team won the prestigious People’s Choice Showcase Award at theIBM Center of Advanced Studies Conference (CASCON). This was for “TotalADS: An integrated anomaly detection platform” developed in his lab.
His research interests are in Software Engineering and Information Communication Technologies. He has been working on developing effective software tracing techniques for a variety of applications including software maintenance and evolution, forward engineering, software performance, software security, and software certification.
Islamic art on display at Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is now playing host to a variety of items from across the Muslim world at its newly transformed galleries. Calligraphy, textiles, paintings,pottery, and other items are on display.
Two pages from a thirteenth century copy of the Holy Qur’an featuring colored ink on pink paper are destined to be a hit with the visitors.
Islamic Society of Triplex hosts Thanksgiving event
The Islamic Society of Triplex hosted the 11th Annual Thanksgiving event on November 23rd. The annual event is organized by the Beaumont Interfaith Clergy Association.
The theme of this year’s was brotherhood and peace, according to Fox 4 channel.
Participants donated canned food to Southeast Texas Food Bank and aldo made monetary contributions to Some Other Place, an organization which helps people in need.