The award is in recognition of Professor Antar’s exceptional and successful long-term commitment to undergraduate and graduate teachings and his outstanding contributions to the training of Highly Qualified Personnel at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and at Queen’s University.
The IEEE is the largest professional association, with over 420,000 members worldwide. The Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award was established in 2000 by one of the IEEE societies, the Antennas and Propagation Society (A&P S), and it is given annually to one recipient worldwide to recognize outstanding career achievements by a distinguished educator in the field of antennas and propagation. The criteria considered by the AP-S Awards Committee include excellence in teaching, involvement with and direction of students to prepare them for effective careers in Electromagnetics, curriculum development with inclusion of current research and knowledge that reflects the state of the art in courses, and authorship of research and course material.
The award was presented to Dr. Yahia Antar at the IEEE APS/URSI (Antennas and Propagation Society/International Union of Radio Science) Symposium Awards Ceremony on Wednesday July 12, 2017, at 5:30 PM in the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, USA.