Bruce Anderson elected Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

Posted on June 17, 2016


The award was presented at the 2016 Awards Banquet for the annual CSCE Conference held June 1-4, 2016 in London, ON.

Background:
Bruce Anderson received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto in 1978, and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of British Columbia in 1982 and 1989 respectively.  He is currently a Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (first appointed 1990), and cross-appointed Professor, Department of Geography (School of Urban and Regional Planning) at Queen’s University.

Bruce teaches in civil and environmental engineering, and his research focuses on natural and engineered biological systems for watershed/source water protection with applications to urban stormwater and agricultural runoff management, and small-scale wastewater treatment.  Bruce is or has been a co-principal investigator in a number of research groups and is a member and director in several national and international associations and societies.  He consults in this area and is involved in many service activities on local and regional environmental issues.

Bruce has developed a significant China research program.  In 2005 he was a Visiting Senior Scholar at Fudan University (on a China-Canada Scholars Exchange Program scholarship) and he has been a Visiting Professor at East China Normal University (Shanghai).  Bruce is a co-founding member of the Fudan-Queen’s Sino-Canada Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development.  Through this Centre and the CSCE’s International Affairs Committee, new collaborations have been formed with China Agricultural, Jilin, Tianjin, Nankai and Sichuan Agricultural universities.  Bruce has given numerous invited presentations and taught fifteen workshops, short- and full courses at these partner schools (with some being the first English-language courses of their kind).  His research partnerships are focused on the development of sustainable passive technologies as an approach to resolving China’s source water protection needs. A significant milestone was achieved in 2015 with is appointment to the High End Foreign Expert Recruitment program at the College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University.