Professor Emeritus in Mechanical Engineering
Encaenia Ceremony C: May 17, 2007
David Bonham helped shape the University of New Brunswick department of mechanical engineering and contributed to its national reputation for outstanding research and teaching.
He established the Manufacturing Technology Centre, the Student Society of Mechanical Engineering, annual faculty retreats, mechanical engineering nights, and the legendary Coaster Car Derby - which all improved and enriched student life, involved the university in the off-campus community and kept the department focused on its goals and objectives.
Dr. Bonham was instrumental in securing a departmental NSERC Design chair and initiated and maintained UNB's leading role in CAD/CAM education. He received one of the first Association of Professional Engineers of New Brunswick engineering awards, was honoured with a University Service Award, and named Professor of the Year by his students seven times.