An active member of the community and a supporter of educational institutions and the arts, James Douglas (J.D.) Hole, BESc'67, was recognized with the 2012 L.S. Lauchland Engineering Alumni Medal from Western Engineering.
Selected by a volunteer committee of Western Engineering alumni and friends, and in honour of his outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, business leadership and community involvement, Hole received the award at the 3rd Annual Western Engineering Leaders' Reception in Toronto on Nov. 7 at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Hole served as past president and CEO of Edmonton-based Lockerbie & Hole, one of Canada’s largest construction firms, from 1994-2005. After graduation from Western Engineering, Hole joined Lockerbie & Hole as project manager in 1969. During his tenure he held many positions and led the company into new territories and markets, while playing an integral part in the company’s growth and prosperity.
After retiring in 2005, Hole remained chair of the board until 2009 when Lockerbie & Hole was acquired by Aecon. He remains active as a board member with Aecon.
Along with his family, Hole demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the community, including serving as board member and past chair of STARS; a member of the Business Advisory Council of Grant MacEwan College; member of the University of Alberta’s Board of Governors; board member and chair of TELUS World of Science – Edmonton and executive board member of the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation, among several other appointments.
The L.S. Lauchland Engineering Alumni Medal was initiated in 1976 to mark the retirement of professor L. Stuart Lauchland, past President of the A.P.E.O. The committee inaugurated a series of medals to be presented annually unless it decides that in a particular year no suitable nominations have been received.
Through Western’s ambitious fundraising campaign, Be Extraordinary, we are raising the bar to enrich The Western Experience.
We are preparing students to become the next generation of global leaders. We are also inspiring innovative learning and igniting world-class discovery to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
We invite alumni and friends to participate in our campaign, and help double the number of alumni who contribute to making Western extraordinary.
Be part of something that's already a part of you.
Logging into the Alumni Western web site at www.alumni.westernu.ca allows you to:
What about my privacy?
Need help with your User Name or Password?
Please use the Trouble Signing In? link to recover your User Name and/or Password.
HINT: User Names are often the email address at which you receive emails from Western.
If further help is required, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are usually able to respond the same day during the week. Inquiries received during a weekend or on a holiday are addressed the first day back at work.
You can now log into the Western Alumni website using your Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter account to access exclusive content including the career management portal and the alumni directory.
In order to log in via your social media account, your Western Alumni website email address must match the email address used to log into your social media profile.
For example: if the email you use to access the Western Alumni website is email@example.com then your social media account's primary email must also be firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you experience any issues with logging into the Western Alumni website with your social media account, please email email@example.com and please provide your first name, last name, and postal code and we can help you through the login process.