Canadian Chemical News (ACCN) contributor Anita Lahey of Toronto is this year’s winner of Engineers Canada Award of Journalism Excellence in Engineering. The award was presented May 24 in Saint John at the organization’s gala. Lahey’s article “Alumina Upended,” published in the May-June 2013 issue of ACCN, features a game-changing chemical engineering innovation — the manufacturing of high-purity alumina (HPA), used in smartphones and LED lights — by Canadian company Orbite Aluminae. 

Last year’s inaugural Award of Journalism Excellence in Engineering went to former ACCN news editor Tyler Irving.