Professor Keith Hipple was appointed to the officer of the Order of Canada for “his extensive contributions to the field of environmental engineering and for his leadership within multiple academic and professional institutions”.
Hipel works at the University of Waterloo as a University Professor in the department of systems design engineering. He is also president of the Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada and a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
In his bio page for University of Waterloo, Hipel said he gets “immense personal fulfillment from working with my graduate students and colleagues in order to co-operatively discover creative solutions to challenging real world problems.”
Source from: CBC News Kitchener-Waterloo