Dominica-born, Cylma Foxton, was recently honored by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists in Canada.
She was awarded the Women in Engineering Technology Award, which recognizes outstanding technical achievement in engineering and applied science technology.
Foxton is originally from Massacre and attended the Convent High School.
She is presently a professor at Seneca College and volunteers by assisting women, students and internationally trained professionals in the field of engineering and technology.
She is also developing a mentor-ship program with the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority for students in Seneca’s civil engineering and environmental programs.
She said her personal mission is to encourage more young women to pursue careers in the male-dominated fields of engineering and technology.