The 2020 recipients of the Dean’s Medal of Distinction have been announced, and include Mechanical Engineering alumnus Bill Adams, who received his BASc in Mechanical Engineering in 1987. The Dean’s Medal of Distinction is given to members of the community who have made exceptional contributions to the disciplines within Applied Science, according to the announcement:
Through their deeply valued contributions to advance the Faculty’s vision, mission, and mandate, or their exemplary work in one of our member disciplines – Engineering, Nursing, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, or Community and Regional Planning – the positive impacts these individuals are making are truly exceptional.
Congratulations to Mr. Adams, and to all this year’s recipients of the Applied Science Dean’s Medal of Distinction! Read more about them here: https://apsc.ubc.ca/news-events/applied-science-celebration-2020.
A leader in sustainability in the forest products industry, Bill has over three decades of experience in the fields of engineering, manufacturing and corporate development in senior positions across Canada and the US. Currently, he is Vice President, Sustainability & Innovation at Mercer International, one of the largest manufacturers of market pulp in the world, and, between 2014 and 2019, he held the position of Senior Director, Sustainability, Strategy and Innovation at Canfor, a North American leader in green energy production. Bill has also served as the Manager of Engineering and Strategy Planning at Domtar’s mill in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Bill is a double alumnus of the UBC School of Engineering, earning his BASc in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and his MEng in Chemical Engineering in 1991, before completing an MBA in International Management. A Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, he has been a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia since 1987.
Originally posted on the Applied Science website at https://apsc.ubc.ca/Bill-Adams