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Banu Ormeci


Banu Ormeci is a Canada Research Professor and Jarislowsky Chair in Water and Global Health in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Global Water Institute at Carleton Univeristy. Banu has been a faculty member at Carleton since 2005 and served in several administrative roles and on important committees over the years including previously serving on Carleton’s Senate for three years and the Board of Governors as the Senate representative.

Banu currently serves on various boards and management committees of international organizations in water safety, sanitation and health issues which is her area of research including the International Water Association (IWA), Women in Science and Engineering Ottawa Chapter, Canadian Association on Water Quality, Inter-American Network of Academies of Science (IANAS) and Water Environment Association of Ontario.

A  dedicated educator, mentor, and volunteer, Banu’s efforts have been recognized with several awards including the Faculty of Engineering and Design Teaching Excellence Award, Professional Engineers of Ontario Ottawa Chapter Citizenship Award, Engineering Ambassador Award (Partners in Research National Awards), and 30 Inspiring Women in Engineering (CWSE-ON.

Banu’s research recognitions include the Jarislowsky Chair in Water and Health, Canada Research Professor (Carleton University), Carleton University Research Achievement Award, ESSO University Research Award, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Wastewater Treatment Engineering, OCRI Research Award Finalist, Global Young Academy (The Royal Society of Canada and the InterAcademy Panel), Ontario Early Researcher Award, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Wastewater and Public Health Engineering, Carty Research Fellowship, and Research Achievement Award.

Banu was elected by the academic staff to the Board of Governors for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2019 and ending on June 30, 2022.


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