Nominations: The Engineering Institute of Canada
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 nominations campaign for 2020 Awards is closed. Nominations received until 15 November 2020 will be considered for 2021 Awards.
Nominations are reviewed by the HAF committee (see below) 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 Constituent Societies are always encouraged to consider nominating their most deserving members in a manner that reflects the diversity of the Canadian engineering community.
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.
Honours, Awards & Fellowships Committee
The EIC Honours, Awards and Fellowships Committee is responsible for the administration of the procedures for the Senior Awards and Fellowships of the Institute. Senior Awards and Fellowships are presented once a year to members of the EIC constituent societies who have been nominated by their peers for outstanding service to their profession or in the case of Honorary Membership, to a non-member of the Institute who has achieved outstanding distinction by service to the profession of engineering.
The HAF Committee consists of a Chair appointed by EIC Council and nominated representatives of the Constituent Societies of the Institute. The Chair and members of the Committee typically serve on this Committee for 3-year periods. In 2019-2020, the members were:
Jean-Francois Legault, HAF Committee Chair and representing CSChE
Robin Black, representing CSSE
Dan Burns, representing CSEM
Celia Desmond, representing IEEE Canada
Ruxandra Dranga, representing CNS
Gordon Jin, representing CSCE
Sushanta Mitra, representing CSME
Murray Rice, representing CMBES
John O Luan, representing IISE Canada
Valérie Orsat, representing CSBE
Jean-Pierre Tournier, representing CDA
Dharma Wijewickreme, representing CGS
Guy C. Gosselin, ex-officio non-voting
EIC Executive Director