The Engineering Institute of Canada
Founded in 1887
Now a Federation of Twelve Canadian Engineering Societies

Honours & Awards: The Engineering Institute of Canada
2018 Awards Nominations - NOW CLOSED

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 now closed.

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.

Click here to download the WORD version of the Rules and Nomination Form

Click here to download the PDF version of the Rules and Nomination Form


2018 Awards Gala Reservations

The 2018 Gala will take place on Saturday 28 April 2018 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:
Gala tickets and sponsorships may be purchased by credit card. Please select an item below and click Add to Cart to proceed to the PayPal-secured online payment portal. Alternately, you may mail a cheque to the EIC Office (see address at bottom of page).
Item Purchase (select one):

Important notes:
(1) Once you have purchased tickets, please e-mail a note to ggosselin.eic@gmail.com specifying the full name of guest(s) for whom tickets have been purchased.
(2) Bring your receipt as your gala entry voucher.

Hilton Lac-Leamy:
A limited block of rooms is being held until 28 March 2018 by the Hilton at special rates starting at $189/night under group code "CVG". This block is limited, so please reserve early! 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.

    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.


Previous EIC Award Winners

Previous award winners are listed by category and may be found by clicking on the following titles:

    Sir John Kennedy Medal
    Julian C. Smith Medal
    K.Y. Lo Medal
    John B. Stirling Medal
    CPR Medal
    Honorary Members
    EIC Fellows


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.

CSME/SCGM
Cristina
Dr. Cristina Amon

“For her outstanding academic leadership and development of pioneering Computational Fluid Dynamics solutions to thermo-fluids engineering problems.”
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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".

CGS/SCG
Michel
Dr. Michel Aubertin

“For his exceptional leadership and contributions to the development of Canada in the field of mining and its waste management.”
Citation

CSSE/SCIS
Dick
Dr. J.R. (Dick) Frey

“For his visionary leadership and outstanding contributions to electrical systems of Alberta, NWT and Yukon.”
Citation


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.


CGS/SCG
Ed
M. Bryan Watts

“For his exceptional leadership and engineering contributions to mine tailings dams in Canada and internationally.”
Citation


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.


CSME/SCGM
Jean
Dr. Jean W. Zu

“For her visionary leadership and distinguished service within the Institute and the CSME.”
Citation


The Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal

For years of leadership and service to the Institute at the regional branch and section levels.


CGS/SCG
Jean
Dr. D. Jean Hutchinson
"For her leadership and outstanding contributions to geohazards management, remote sensing and engineering geology."
Citation


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:


IEEE Canada

Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi

“For his excellence in engineering, education and research, and services to the profession and society.”
Citation


IEEE Canada

Dr. Jens Bornemann

“For his exceptional contributions to high-frequency systems and the theory and modeling of integrated circuits, feed networks and antennas."
Citation

CGS/SCG

Dr. Bruno Bussiere

“For his academic leadership and outstanding contributions to the field of mining wastes management and site reclamation.”
Citation

CGS/SCG

Dr. Richard Chalaturnyk

“For his outstanding contributions to natural resource engineering management and geomechanics pertaining to oil and gas recovery.”
Citation


CSCE/SCGC

Dr. Lynne Cowe Falls
“For her academic leadership and pioneering developments in infrastructure asset valuation, pavement management and preventive maintenance practice.”
Citation


CGS/SCG

Dr. Paul Dittrich
“For his leadership and exceptional contributions to practice, research and education in geotechnical engineering.”
Citation


CMBES/SCGB

Dr. Anthony C. Easty
“For his exceptional leadership and contributions to clinical engineering focussed on human factors engineering and safety.”
Citation


CSCE/SCGC

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.”
Citation


CSCE/SCGC

Dr. Amir Fam
“For his leadership and contributions to structural engineering and use of fibre-reinforced polymers in new and retrofit construction.”
Citation


CNS/SNC

Dr. Mohinder Grover
“For his leadership and contributions to reliability engineering and quality assurance in nuclear power plants, and service to the profession.”
Citation


CGS/SCG

Dr. Jocelyn L. Hayley
“For her exceptional leadership and contributions to gas hydrates research, administration and teachning within the civil engineering profession.”
Citation


CSCE/SCGC

Dr. Leonard Lye
“For his leadership and outstanding contributions to environmental statistics, design and analysis of experiments in hydrology and hydraulics.”
Citation


CDA/ACB

Mr. Harvey McLeod
“For his outstanding contributions to mine waste management practices and socio-environmental responsibility related to tailings and waste rock.”
Citation


CGS/SCG

Dr. Catherine Mulligan
“For her exceptional contributions to remediation of contaminated soils, sediments and water, using biosurfactants and biotechnologies.”
Citation


CSME/SCGM

Dr. Marius Paraschivoiu
“For significantly advancing the application of Compoutational Fluid Dynamics simulations to wind energy, hydrogen storage, acoustics and aerodynamics.”
Citation


CSBE/SCGAB

Dr. Vijaya Raghavan
“For his exceptional contributions to post-harvest technologies for crops drying, storage, processing and valorization of crop and food residues.”
Citation


CDA/ACB

Ms. Clare Raska
“For her exceptional leadership, advancement of dam safety practices, and service to the dam safety engineering profession.”
Citation


CSChE/SCGCh

Dr. Handan Tezel
“For her excellence in teachning, research and development of adsoprtion and membrane processes in chemical engineering.”
Citation


CSCE/SCGC
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Mr. Richard Tiller
“For his outstanding leadership and contributions to structural design and analysis of buildings, industrial facilities and telecommunication towers.”
Citation


CSEM/SCGI

Mr. John Wood
“For his exemplary leadership and contributions to engineering and business, and distinguished service to the profession.”
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