Professional Engineers of Ontario recognize one of our own

Lorena Tere wins 2017 G. Gordon M. Sterling Engineering Intern Award

March 17, 2017


Lorena Tere
Lorena Tere, Engineer-in-Training at Hatch
Lorena Tere, a chemical engineering graduate of the University of Toronto and a member of Hatch’s thriving Young Professional community, will be recognized with the 2017 G. Gordon M. Sterling Engineering Intern Award at the Professional Engineers of Ontario Annual General Meeting this coming April 21-22 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. 


Each year, the award recognizes engineering interns who demonstrate leadership potential within the engineering profession and provides funding for recipients to pursue leadership development activities. 

“Our young professionals are the future of this company,” Bruce MacKay, regional managing director, Western North America said. "I am extremely proud of the skills, talent, and enthusiasm every young professional brings to the table, and even prouder to see Lorena win such an accolade at the start of what promises to be a very successful career.” 

Lorena is being recognized for her strong commitment to leadership within the engineering profession and her volunteer work, including co-founding the Etobicoke Chapter EIT Sub-Committee, developing a new chapter website, and several outreach programs. 


“It is inspiring to see our professional organization invest in the leadership development of engineering interns and I am excited to be given the opportunity to grow” comments Lorena, part of Hatch’s non-ferrous pyrometallurgy team, serving base metals clients on various mining and metallurgy projects. 


Beyond her project work, Lorena is an active leader on the global Young Professional Committee within Hatch and an advocate for increasing diversity and inclusion in both the engineering profession and the mining industry. “The traditional roles of engineers are changing and I want to be part of a generation that brings about positive change,” Lorena continued. “I’ve received a lot of support from my colleagues, leaders, and educators and I am excited to bring my learning back to the Hatch community.”