Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura

Award Category: 
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Award
Recipient Year: 
2016

Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura wears two hats: he is a licensed professional engineer and a professional quantity surveyor (building/construction economist), based at the University of Calgary. He has published numerous technical articles and developed a “productivity toolbox” which has altered the culture of the Canadian construction industry by encouraging a more productive and internationally competitive workforce through changes in workplace practices. Successfully supervising and mentoring more than 150 graduate students, of whom most are international students, Dr. Ruwanpura is a recognized leader in his industry. In 2007 he was appointed to the Canadian Research Chair in PM Systems. Currently, he is the Vice-Provost - International at the University of Calgary.