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National Award for an Engineering Project or Achievement

The National Award for an Engineering Project or Achievement bestows distinction on a team of engineers or for an outstanding engineering project or achievement that has had a significant positive impact on society and/or industry and/or engineering, and recognizes engineering achievements involving Canadian engineers.

Eligibility criteria

The nominated proposal must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an outstanding project or achievement that was conceived, designed and executed with significant input by Canadian engineers or by a team of Canadian engineers where the majority of them (at least 50%) were registered in good standing (P.Eng., or ing.) in any province or territory in Canada.
  • Nominators must demonstrate that the Canadian engineers played a significant role in the project or achievement. If a group of Canadian engineers was involved in a project as part of a multi-professional team, they must have had a significant say in the conception, design, and execution of the project or achievement.
  • Be an outstanding engineering project or achievement or team of engineers that has had a significant impact on society, and/or industry, and/or engineering.
  • It must demonstrate that the majority (at least 50%) of the engineers who were involved in the project, or were members of a team of engineers, reside in Canada.
  • Projects or achievements must have proven themselves successful.
  • Individual or joint nominations will be considered for this award provided that the nominated proposal has met all of the above criteria.
  • The owner of the project or achievement has signed the release agreement.

Nomination procedures

  • In October, Engineers Canada forwards the call for nominations to the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies that regulate the practice of engineering, as well as to other trade and technical associations.
  • All nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Committee of Engineers Canada.
  • Nominations can be submitted in either English or French and Engineers Canada will arrange for translation as required.
  • There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be submitted.
  • Proposals must be approved by the organization responsible for the project or team of engineers being nominated for the award.
  • Completion of the form entitled Engineers Canada National Award for an Engineering Project or Achievement Release Agreement is required.
  • Each nomination should be accompanied by a concise description of the engineering project or achievement being nominated for this award, together with supporting evidence for the committee’s consideration.

Selection criteria

Consideration will be given to the magnitude of impact a project or a team of engineers has had on society, and/or industry, and/or engineering. The following factors are examples the committee will consider:

Impact on society, and/or industry, and/or engineering (30 points):

  • The number of individuals whose lives have been positively affected by an engineering project or by a team of engineers, the magnitude of the positive impact created by a project or a team of engineers, and the importance of the project or a team of engineers to Canada’s economic and social well being.

Ingenuity (20 points):

  • The ingenuity displayed by the conception, design, and execution of an engineering project, or by a team of engineers, whether it can be applied to future engineering projects or by other teams of engineers, and whether it has advanced the field of engineering.

Project complexity (20 points):

  • The complexity of a project and/or the problems overcome by a team of engineers, as well as the cost effectiveness and future applicability of the solutions used to overcome problems.

Environmental and economic impacts (20 points):

  • The magnitude of the Canadian economic growth both within Canada and abroad, created by a project or a team of engineers, and whether this was achieved in a manner that promoted sustainable development and/or minimized environmental impacts.

Client expectations (10 points):

  • The extent to which a project or the work provided by a team of engineers met client expectations, and whether it was completed in accordance with budget and completion date estimates.

Selection process

  • Recipient of the project award will be selected by the Awards Committee of Engineers Canada.
  • The Awards Committee has the authority, after reviewing all nominations for this award, to determine whether or not an award will be given.
  • The award will be presented to the principal Canadian engineer responsible for the engineering project or achievement.
  • The principal engineer responsible for the engineering project or achievement will be notified in writing.

Announcement

  • The National Award for an Engineering Project or Achievement will be presented during the Awards Gala held each year in conjunction with Engineers Canada’s Spring Meetings and Annual Meeting of Members in late May 2019.
  • The principal engineer responsible for the engineering project or achievement will agree to standard publicity notifications arranged by Engineers Canada.

Engineers Canada reserves the right to cancel, withdraw or amend any award and/or scholarship without prior notice.

How to Apply

 

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