IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: In view of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation and government/health authorities’ directives, the EIC Gala could not be held as originally scheduled in 2020. The 2020 awards ceremony has tentatively been postponed to Saturday, 24 April 2021, at which time 2021 awards are also expected to be conferred. As the safety and health of all is a top priority for the EIC, we will continue to monitor the Canadian situation and advise if there are further changes impacting the EIC Gala.
The Council of the Engineering Institute of Canada is pleased to announce the winning recipients of its 2020 senior engineering awards and fellowship inductees. The senior awards of the EIC are the highest distinctions made by the Institute and are awarded to deserving academic and industry based members of its 14 constituent societies.
On 24 April 2021, these and other truly exceptional engineers will be presented with EIC’s engineering medals in recognition of their outstanding achievements and service to the engineering profession. In addition, many exceptional engineers will be inducted as EIC Fellows for their outstanding contributions to engineering in Canada.
Barring continuing pandemic-related restrictions, EIC President Reg Andres will be presenting these awards at the Institute’s Annual Gala/ Banquet to be held on Saturday 24 April 2021 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel in Gatineau/Ottawa. Reserve this important date! We hope that you will join us at the Gala to celebrate these truly outstanding engineers.
2021 Nominations Process
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.