2018 EIC AWARDS
The Institute is very happy to announce the winners of its 2018 engineering awards. Five prestigious medals and 20 fellowships were presented at EIC’s Awards Gala held at the Hilton Lac Leamy Hotel on 28 April 2018.
2019 Awards Gala – Reservations
The 2019 Gala will take place on Saturday 30 March 2019 at the HILTON LAC-LEAMY Hotel, 3 Casino Boulevard, Gatineau-Ottawa, QC. The gala is a black-tie optional award ceremony, including a reception (6 PM) followed by a sit-down 4-course dinner banquet (7:30 PM).
Reservations (**Ticket sales/registration will open in early 2019 – Thank you**):
Gala tickets and sponsorships may be purchased by credit card or PayPal account. Please select an item below and click Add to Cart to proceed to the PayPal-secured online payment portal. After confirming desired quantity, click “PayPal check-out” or simply “check out” (if paying by credit card). Alternately, you may order/mail a cheque to the EIC Office (see address at bottom of page).
(1) Once you have purchased tickets, please e-mail a note to email@example.com specifying the full name of guest(s) for whom tickets have been purchased, and any dietary restriction.
(2) Bring the PayPal-issued receipt as your gala entry voucher.
A limited block of rooms will be held until 28 February 2019 by the Hilton at special rates starting at $195/night under group code “CVG”. The hotel features free parking and is located adjacent to the famous Casino Lac-Leamy.
Dress code: Formal evening or cocktail dress (women) / Black-tie or business attire (men).
Senior Awards of the EIC
The Sir John Kennedy Medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding services rendered to the engineering profession, or of noteworthy contributions to the science of engineering, or to the benefit of the Institute. Awarded once every two years.
The Julian C. Smith Medal recognizes achievement in the development of Canada. Up to two medals may be awarded each year.
The K.Y. Lo Medal recognizes significant engineering contributions at the international level. One medal may be awarded annually.
The John B. Stirling Medal is awarded for leadership and distinguished service at the national level within the Institute and/or its Member Societies, by members of these Societies. One medal may be awarded annually.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Medal recognizes many years of leadership and service by members of the Societies within the Institute at the regional, branch and section levels. Since 1990, one medal may be awarded annually.
Up to 20 members of EIC constituent societies are awarded EIC Fellowships by the Council of the Institute in recognition of their excellence in engineering and their services to the profession and to society.
Honorary Memberships are offered to non-members of the Institute and its Member Societies (including non-engineers) elected by the Council of the Institute for having achieved outstanding distinction through service to engineering and the profession of engineering in Canada.
2019 Awards Nominations
Each year, the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) recognizes outstanding engineers amongst the membership of its member societies, both academic and industry based members, at an awards gala.
NOTE: The nomination campaign for 2018 awards is closed. Nominations for 2019 Awards are accepted until end of day/midnight 15 November 2018.
Nominations are reviewed by the HAF committee which makes the award recommendations to the EIC Council. Award nominations must be received by the EIC Office by midnight November 15 of each year in order to be considered for the following spring ceremony.
EIC member Societies are always encouraged to consider nominating their most deserving members in a manner that reflects the diversity of the Canadian engineering community.
2017 EIC Award Winners
The Sir John Kennedy Medal
Established in 1927 to commemorate “great service rendered to engineering” by Sir John Kennedy, a Past President of the EIC, this medal is the most distinguished award of the Institute. It is awarded on a biennial basis.
Dr. Cristina Amon
“For her outstanding academic leadership and development of pioneering Computational Fluid Dynamics solutions to thermo-fluids engineering problems.”
The Julian C. Smith Medal
Founded in 1939 to perpetuate the name of a Past President of the Institute, the Julian C. Smith Medal is awarded for “Achievement in the Development of Canada”.
Dr. Michel Aubertin
“For his exceptional leadership and contributions to the development of Canada in the field of mining and its waste management.”
Dr. J.R. (Dick) Frey
“For his visionary leadership and outstanding contributions to electrical systems of Alberta, NWT and Yukon.”
The K. Y. Lo Medal
Established by a former group of students in 1997 to honour Professor K.Y. Lo of the University of Western Ontario,
this medal is awarded in recognition of significant engineering contributions at the international level.
M. Bryan Watts
“For his exceptional leadership and engineering contributions to mine tailings dams in Canada and internationally.”
The John B. Stirling Medal
Established in 1987 during the Institute’s centennial year honouring a former president, this medal is awarded in recognition of distinguished service at the national level within the Institute and/or its Members Societies
by members of these societies.
Dr. Jean W. Zu
“For her visionary leadership and distinguished service within the Institute and the CSME.”
The Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal
For years of leadership and service to the Institute at the regional branch and section levels.
Dr. D. Jean Hutchinson
“For her leadership and outstanding contributions to geohazards management, remote sensing and engineering geology.”
Fellows of the EIC
The Engineering Institute of Canada normally elects up to twenty engineers annually to the grade of Fellow
for their exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada. Elected as Fellows in 2017 are:
Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi
“For his excellence in engineering, education and research, and services to the profession and society.”
Dr. Jens Bornemann
“For his exceptional contributions to high-frequency systems and the theory and modeling of integrated circuits, feed networks and antennas.”
Dr. Bruno Bussiere
“For his academic leadership and outstanding contributions to the field of mining wastes management and site reclamation.”
Dr. Richard Chalaturnyk
“For his outstanding contributions to natural resource engineering management and geomechanics pertaining to oil and gas recovery.”
Dr. Lynne Cowe Falls
“For her academic leadership and pioneering developments in infrastructure asset valuation, pavement management and preventive maintenance practice.”
Dr. Paul Dittrich
“For his leadership and exceptional contributions to practice, research and education in geotechnical engineering.”
Dr. Anthony C. Easty
“For his exceptional leadership and contributions to clinical engineering focussed on human factors engineering and safety.”
Dr. Ashraf El Damatty
“For his leadership and excellent contributions to earthquake resistant structures and design against tornedoes and wind downbursts on transmission line structures.”
Dr. Amir Fam
“For his leadership and contributions to structural engineering and use of fibre-reinforced polymers in new and retrofit construction.”
Dr. Mohinder Grover
“For his leadership and contributions to reliability engineering and quality assurance in nuclear power plants, and service to the profession.”
Dr. Jocelyn L. Hayley
“For her exceptional leadership and contributions to gas hydrates research, administration and teachning within the civil engineering profession.”
Dr. Leonard Lye
“For his leadership and outstanding contributions to environmental statistics, design and analysis of experiments in hydrology and hydraulics.”
Mr. Harvey McLeod
“For his outstanding contributions to mine waste management practices and socio-environmental responsibility related to tailings and waste rock.”
Dr. Catherine Mulligan
“For her exceptional contributions to remediation of contaminated soils, sediments and water, using biosurfactants and biotechnologies.”
Dr. Marius Paraschivoiu
“For significantly advancing the application of Compoutational Fluid Dynamics simulations to wind energy, hydrogen storage, acoustics and aerodynamics.”
Dr. Vijaya Raghavan
“For his exceptional contributions to post-harvest technologies for crops drying, storage, processing and valorization of crop and food residues.”
Ms. Clare Raska
“For her exceptional leadership, advancement of dam safety practices, and service to the dam safety engineering profession.”
Dr. Handan Tezel
“For her excellence in teachning, research and development of adsoprtion and membrane processes in chemical engineering.”
Mr. Richard Tiller
“For his outstanding leadership and contributions to structural design and analysis of buildings, industrial facilities and telecommunication towers.”
Mr. John Wood
“For his exemplary leadership and contributions to engineering and business, and distinguished service to the profession.”