Honours & Awards:
The Engineering Institute of Canada
The EIC will hold its 2014 awards gala at the Westin hotel, Ottawa on 15 March 2014. The reception will commence at 6:30 p.m. followed by the banquet at 7:30 p.m.
The dress code is business attire or black tie.
A block of rooms is being held in the name of the Engineering Institute of Canada at the Westin Hotel until 8 February 2014.
Contact the hotel directly for reservations: (1-800-WESTIN-1).
We are grateful to the sponsors that helped stage the 2013 awards gala in Montreal.
Nominations for Awards:
Nominations of members of our member societies are solicited using the Nomination Form.
Nominations are due at the EIC office by the fifteenth of November of the year prior to the year of the award.
Nominations are reviewed by the HAF committee which makes the award recommendations to the EIC Council.
Previous award winners may be found according to category by clicking on the award title below.
Sir John Kennedy Medal
Julian C. Smith Medal
K.Y. Lo Medal
John B. Stirling Medal
The Sir John Kennedy Medal
This senior award of the Institute was established in 1927 to commemorate the great services rendered to the devleopment of Canada, to engineering science and to the profession by Sir John Kennedy President in 1892.
Awarded in recognition of outstanding services to the engineering professuon and/or of notewothy contributions to the science of engineering or to the benefit of the Institue. This award is usually awarded every two years.
Dr. Andrew Goldenberg
“For world class research and 31 years of successful entrepreneurship.”
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. Peter K, Kaiser
“For enormous influence on the state of the art in rock engineering as applied to underground excavations.”
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.
Dr. Chul B. Park
"For the Microcellular Plastics manufacturing Laboratory and the Center for Industrial Microcellular Plastics and for exceptionally high activity in peer review of research and professional activity"
The John B. Stirling Medal
Established 1987 during the Institute's centennial year honouring a former president, this medal is awarded in recognition of distinguished at the national level within the Institute and/or its Members Societies
by my members of these societies,
CSGS/SCG - CSCE/SCGC
Dr. Iain Donald Moore
“For contributions as a foremost researcher in buried infrastructure and service to the geotechnical community.”
The Canadian Pacific Railway Medal
Established 1988 this meda recognizes many years of service of members of the societies of the Institute at the regional, branch or section levels.
C. Gordon Lindsay
“For over 60 years of engineering and public service across Canada and engineering in Saudi Arabia.”
Colin Earl Smith
“For leadership and professional service in the realization of major municipal infrasructure and in BC forest renewal.”
The first Honorary Members were elected to the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers in 1889. Until 1973,
the roll of Honorary Members included members of the Royal Family, Governors General of Canada, politicians,
business leaders, Past Presidents of the CSCE and of the Institute, and other distinguished Canadian engineers
Since 1975 however, Honorary Members were elected from non-members of the Institute and its Member Societies
who had achieved outstanding distinction through service to engineering and the profession of engineering in Canada.
There have also been non-engineers elected.
"For leadership in a Canadian premier innovation - enabling organization as president and CEO of the Saskatchewan Research Council and for co-founding and chairing the boad of Innoventures Canada Inc.
Fellows of the EIC
The Engineering Institute of Canada normaly elects up to twenty engineers annually to the grade of Fellow
for their exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada.:
“For contributions to corrosion behaviour of nano-crystalline materials, metals and alloys at hight temperature and pressure."
Dr. Brahim Benmokrane
"For the design of CSA S807 S806 and S6 and the applicatiopn of glass FRP reinforcement in concrete"
Dr. Azzedne Boucerche
"For contributions to large-scale distributed collaborate virtual simulation environments and wireless networking in media over wireless network and mobility"
Dr. Raouf Boutaba
“For automated policy-based network management to enable self-managing networks and automatic computing and a foundation for future internet architecture.”
Dr. Iain Gordon Bruce
“For contributions in treatment of mine wastes and tailing dams and to the geotechnical profession”
Dr. ZhiZhang Chen
"For computational electromagnetics and RF/microwave engineering, time domain modeling, ultra wide band technologies and advances in unconditionally stable modeling commercialized by industry"
Dr. Paul Chow
"For RISC processor design and field programmable gate array architectures"
Dr. Robin A. L. Drew
“For contributions to microstructure properties of ceramics and metal-ceramic composites and for academic leadership.”
Dr. Robin Jonathan Fannin
“ For state-of-the-artland slide risk management designed with geosynthetics and seepage-induced erosion in earth dams.”
Dr. Clement Fortin
"For product manufacturing process development, change management and virtual product development and for leadership as CEO and CTO of Poly Plan Technologies Inc."
Dr. Jacob Richard Frey
“For outstanding contribututions to the Electrical Systems of Alberta, Northwest Territories and the Yukon”
Dr. Denis LeBoeuf
“For soil dynamics, foundation engineering, dynamic soil structure interaction and geotechnical earthquake engineering”
CNC/SCN & CSME/SCGM
Dr. Igor Pioro
"For thermal hydraulics of nuclear reactors, Generation IV reactor concepts: boiling forced convection at supercritical pressures"
Mr. Vic Perry
"For executive and engineering leadership in industry and service to professional organizations and community groups"
Mr. Thomas Randal Pickle
"For reconstruction of transportational and municipal services and leadership in the adoption of CSCE's business plan"
Dr. Fredrico Rosei
“For merology intermixing in Group IV semicondutors, nano-structuring of surfaces, controlled growth of one and two-dimensional polymers and novel oxide photo-voltaic materials.”
Dr. Shamin Ahmed Sheikh
"For new materials, rational procedures for design of concrete structures under extreme loads and innovative life extension of structures."
IEEE Canada & SCME/SCGM
Dr. Yu Sun
"For automated processes for biological cell manipulation that revolutionize how genetic studies, cancer research, and clinical cell surgery and diagnostics are conducted."