Call for nominations - IEEE Canada Medals

Nominations of deserving individuals are available for the following IEEE Canada awards. Nominations are to be submitted by November 30, 2023.

Gold Medal:
  • A.G.L. McNaughton Award, for exemplary contributions to the engineering profession.
Silver Medals:
  • R.A. Fessenden Award, for important contributions to the field of telecommunications engineering.
  • P.D. Ziogas Award, for important contributions to the field of electric power engineering.
  • C.C. Gotlieb Award, for important contributions to the field of computer engineering and science.
  • Outstanding Engineer Award, for important contributions to Electrical and Electronics Engineering - normally not available to candidates in telecommunications engineering, power engineering, or computer engineering or science.
  • J.H. Ham Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, for sharing (…) technical and professional abilities through teaching (in industry, government or an institution of higher learning) and in doing so having made an outstanding contribution to engineering education.
  • R.H. Tanner Industry Leadership Award, for important leadership contributions in Canadian industry where there is significant activity in areas of interest to IEEE.
IEEE Canada Major Volunteer Awards:
  • W.S. Read Award (gold medal), for Outstanding and sustained service to IEEE Canada and the Institute.
  • J.J. Archambault Award (silver medal), for Meritorious service in Eastern Canada at the local IEEE Section and Area level.
  • M.B. Broughton Award (silver medal), for Meritorious service in Central Canada at the local IEEE Section and Area level.
  • E.F. (Ted) Glass Award (silver medal), for Meritorious service in Western Canada at the local IEEE Section and Area level.
Please note the following:
  • Nominations of individuals from Industry are most welcome. Nominees do not need to have had a long career in academic research and a high number of publications. The award’s definition will be the main criteria for its evaluation.
  • Those awards recognize Impact on the field, the profession, society and the Institute in Canada. Having had a long and active career is not sufficient in itself for selection.
  • Nominees must be IEEE Canada members in good standing (and alive at time of nomination), of any member grade, except for the R.H. Tanner Industry Leadership Award where the requirement to be an IEEE member is waived.
  • Any individual may nominate. Each nomination must be accompanied by two endorsement from IEEE members of member grade or above, from any IEEE Region.
  • The following may not be nominated, nominate or endorse: Members of the IEEE Canada Awards & Recognition Committee; members of the IEEE Canada Steering Committee, Executive Committee or Board of Directors.
  • Normally, an individual shall receive only one honor in recognition of a given achievement, unless the significance of the achievement is such as to merit subsequently a higher award. A higher award may be given in the following year or thereafter.
    • For example, if an individual received the C.C. Gotlieb Award for their work on computer simulation of electrical networks, he/she cannot receive the R.A. Fessenden Award for the same body of work. He/she, however, may be nominated for the A.G.L. McNaughton Award, which is a higher award (Gold), taking into consideration their entire body of work including simulation of electrical networks (and all other contributions to the engineering profession, which is the focus of the McNaughton Award).
  • Winners should ensure their availability for the following year’s IEEE Canada Awards Gala, usually presented at CCECE. Travel support is provided.

More information is available:

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New Special Grant Announcements

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New Vehicular Technology Travel Grant Announcements

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