Memorial University of Newfoundland Honours Mark MacLeod

Memorial University’s faculty of engineering and applied science recently honoured Mark MacLeod, vice president, Atlantic Canada for Chevron Canada, with the faculty’s 2014 Outstanding Contributor Award.

The award is given annually to recognize exceptional contributions of an individual to the faculty. The faculty awards committee selected MacLeod to receive the award following a nomination, review and selection process.


Dr. Greg Naterer, dean of engineering and applied science at Memorial University of Newfoundland (left), presents Mark MacLeod, vice president, Atlantic Canada for Chevron Canada, with the faculty's 2014 Outstanding Contributor Award.

Each year, Memorial’s faculty of engineering and applied science presents awards for teaching excellence, research excellence, excellence in graduate supervision, outstanding academic service, exemplary service and outstanding contributor.

MacLeod and the other 2014 honorees were recognized at a breakfast on Dec. 23 attended by faculty members and staff. Engraved plaques were presented to all recipients and their names will now be inscribed on an official plaque displayed in the S.J. Carew building, the main engineering and applied science building.

Significant Contributions

At the presentation event, Dr. Greg Naterer, Memorial’s dean of engineering and applied science, spoke to MacLeod’s many contributions and why he was selected to receive the 2014 Outstanding Contributor Award. Specifically, Dr. Naterer referenced:

  • Chevron Canada’s $2 million in funding for scholarships which was provided to Memorial in 2011 for disbursement over 10 years, which MacLeod was the driving force behind. Each year, around 30 scholarships are presented, with engineering students receiving several of the awards;
  • The ongoing support of MacLeod and Chevron Canada for the Chevron Chair in Petroleum Engineering, held by Dr. Lesley James, with a focus on enhanced oil recovery;
  • MacLeod’s coordinating role during 2014 with all oil and gas companies active in offshore Newfoundland and Labrador towards a potential new petroleum engineering program at MUN; and
  • MacLeod’s active participation as a member of the faculty of engineering and applied science’s advisory committee.

“I was very pleased to accept this award as it represents a positive endorsement of the great relationship which Chevron Canada has developed with Memorial University over the past several years,” said MacLeod. “We look forward to continuing this mutually beneficial partnership for many years to come.”