Bakht, Baidar

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  • Baider Bakht
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Dr. Baider Bahkt is a civil engineer and poetry enthusiast. He has contributed greatly to both fields. In his professional life - he spent over two decades with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation - he contributed greatly to Canada’s engineering field through multiple publications and research. He has contributed to the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code and wrote and edited many books on the engineering of bridges. His contributions to the field of engineering has been recognized through being awarded the Moisseiff Award, of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Prately Award, from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.
Dr. Bahkt has also greatly contributed to Urdu and Hindu poetry and made it accessible to the Canadian public. His work in translating and editing Urdu and Hindu poetry is well received and has been peer reviewed in academic journals. Besides poetry, Dr. Bahkt is an avid collector of Hindustani vocal music. His work in both the field of civil engineering and poetry was recognized in 2014 when appointed a member of the Order of Canada.


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Created July 19, 2019 by Elizabeth Carroll.


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The Canadian Academy of Engineering. “Bakht, Baidar.” Directory of Fellows. Last modified 2019.

Coppola, Carlo. “Echoes and Exuberances: Baidar Bakht’s Recent Translations of Urdu Poetry”. Annual of Urdu Studies 8 (1993): 142-157.

The Governor General of Canada. “MR. BAIDAR BAKHT, C.M.” Recipients. Accessed July 17, 2019.

International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure. “Baidar Bakht Appointed to Order of Canada.” Last modified January 12, 2015.

International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure. “Dr. Baidar Bakht,
Research Consultant of ISIS Canada Resource Centre Appointed, Member of the Order of Canada.” Accessed July 17, 2019.

Professional Engineers Ontario. “Engineering Medal - Research and Development, Dr. Baidar Bakht, P.Eng.” Accessed July 17, 2019.

Structural Innovation and Monitoring Technologies Resource Centre. “Bridge Analysis, Design and Structural Health Biographies.” Accessed July 17, 2019.

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