About Awards

For your convenience, click on any of the award headings below to quickly bring you to the top of that specific award:

  1. Engineers PEI Engineering Award for Excellence
  2. Lieutenant Governor's Award for Engineering Achievement
  3. Engineers PEI Award for the Advancement of Diversity in the Engineering Profession
  4. Engineers PEI Young Engineer Achievement Award
  5. Engineers PEI Community Service Award
  6. Engineers PEI Environment Award
  7. The Ralph L. Woodside Memorial Award for Service to the Profession
  8. Friend of the Profession Award
  9. Honorary Life Members
  10. Engineers Canada Fellowship

The nomination form can be found at the bottom of the page.

Engineers PEI Engineering Award for Excellence

In order to recognize eminent Professional Engineers within Prince Edward Island and in particular to promote excellence in the areas of applied research, design, innovation, industrial problem solving, construction, technology transfer and project management the above award was established.

Eligibility for Award

In making its recommendation for the award, the Nominating Committee will be guided but not bound by the following candidate requirements:

  1. Registration as a member of Engineers PEI.
  2. Recognition of achievements which have been developed or carried out in Prince Edward Island or are pertinent to Prince Edward Island.
  3. Preference will be given to major achievement (project/product/process etc.) completed within the past five years.

Nominations for Award

Nominations may be submitted by the general membership of Engineers PEI, the Nominating Committee or the Council. The Selection Committee will review nominations at least two months prior to the Annual Meeting. Nominations must be accompanied by sufficient background information and necessary documentation. The number of awards given will be limited to one per year but an award will not necessarily be made every year.  Submissions must be received at the Engineers PEI Office by the close of business on the last Friday in September of each year.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee will have the responsibility of reviewing all the nominations for the award to determine whether or not an award is to be given. The Committee will submit its recommendations for the award to Council for approval.

Criteria for Selection

Consideration will be given to accomplishments within the engineering profession and to recognition earned. Nominations for this award will be rated primarily on work related achievements such as the practice of engineering, the teaching of engineering and engineering research. The following criteria may also be applied:

  1. Service to the profession including public education and understanding of the role of engineering in Canadian society and active participation in engineering associations, societies or institutions.
  2. Service to the community including commissions, voluntary organizations and community organizations.
  3. Enhancement of the quality of life through engineering and other works.

Presentation of Awards

The awards will normally be presented at the Annual Meeting of Engineers PEI.

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Lieutenant Governor's Award for Engineering Achievement

The Engineers PEI Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Achievement recognizes an outstanding engineering project involving Engineers PEI members. The award may be given annually, during National Engineering Month, to an individual, team, company, government department or consortium of Professional Engineers, who through original achievement in the application of engineering principles, creative accomplishment in the application of engineering principles and excellence in engineering design, demonstrates a high quality of Professional Engineering standards. The project should enhance the image of the profession, show economic benefit and highlight engineering leadership in the practice of engineering.

Eligibility for Award

In making its recommendation for the award, the Nominating Committee will be guided but not bound by the following project requirement

  1. Be registered in good standing as a professional engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers PEI.
  2. Be an outstanding engineering project that was conceived, designed and executed with significant input from Engineers PEI members.
  3. Be an outstanding engineering project that has had a significant impact on society, industry, and/or engineering.
  4. Projects should have been completed within five years (or in the final stages of development) prior to the year of the presentation of the award. The dollar value of the project is not a factor in the selection process.
  5. Projects or achievements located outside of Prince Edward Island will be eligible, provided the individuals or firms are registered with Engineers PEI and a significant portion of the design work is executed in Prince Edward Island.

Nominations for Award

Nominations may be submitted by the general membership of Engineers PEI or by the Nominating Committee or Council. Nominations must be accompanied by sufficient background information and necessary documentation (maximum 10 pages). Proposals must be approved by the organization responsible for the project. The number of awards given will be limited to one per year but an award will not necessarily be made every year. Submissions must be received at the Engineers PEI Office by the close of business on the last Friday in September of each year.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee will have the responsibility of reviewing all the nominations for the award to determine whether or not an award is to be given. Submissions must contain relevant information to permit evaluation by the Awards Committee and be of high quality professional caliber. The Committee will submit its recommendations for the award to Council for approval.

Criteria for Selection

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

  1. The number of individuals whose lives have been positively affected, the magnitude of the impact created and the importance to the economic and social wellbeing of the province.
  2. The ingenuity displayed in the conception, design and execution, whether it can be applied to other engineering projects and whether it has advanced the field of engineering.
  3. The complexity, the cost effectiveness and further applicability of the solutions used to overcome problems.
  4. The magnitude of the provincial growth created and whether this was achieved in a manner that promoted sustainable development and/or minimized environmental impacts.
  5. The extent to which a project met client expectations and whether it was completed on time and within budget.
  6. The enhancement of the image of the profession in the eyes of the public and the profession.
  7. Leadership in the use of or the promotion of leading edge technology.

Presentation of Award

The award will be presented by the Lieutenant Governor or his/her designate during National Engineering Month, or at another appropriate time. The engineers associated with the winning submission will be required to provide appropriate display material (such as posters, etc.) to describe the submission to those attending the award presentation ceremony.

 

Engineers PEI Award for the Advancement of Diversity in the Engineering Profession

The Engineers PEI Award for the Advancement of Diversity in the Engineering Profession recognizes Engineers who, through their engineering and career achievements, have demonstrated noteworthy support for diversity in the profession and have established a benchmark of engineering excellence.

Eligibility of Award

In making its recommendation for the award, the Nominating Committee will be guided but not bound by the following candidate requirements:

  1. Be registered in good standing as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Prince Edward Island.
  2. Be responsible for major engineering achievements in Prince Edward Island or on behalf of Prince Edward Island, or have risen to a position of prominence within industry, business, education, government, or the engineering profession.
  3. Have not previously received this award.
  4. Individual or joint nominations will be considered for this award provided that the nominees have met all of the above criteria.

Nominations for Award

Nominations may be submitted by the general membership of Engineers PEI, the Nominating Committee or Council.  The Nominating Committee will review nominations at least two months prior to the Annual Meeting.  Nominations must be accompanied by sufficient background information and necessary documentation.  The number of awards given will be limited to one per year, but an award will not necessarily be made every year. Submissions must be received at the Engineers PEI Office by the close of business on the last Friday in September of each year.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee will have the responsibility of reviewing all of the nominations for the award to determine whether or not an award is to be given.

Criteria Selection

Consideration will be given to continued leadership in the profession and in the community, to outstanding engineering and career achievements, to recognition as a role model for diversity in engineering, and to the establishment of a benchmark of engineering excellence.  Nominees will be evaluated as follows:

  1. Recognition as a role model:  Profile and visibility within the engineering profession, business or industry, the education sector, or nationally/internationally, and recognition as a role model for promoting diversity for those entering, or in the practice of engineering.
  2. Work-related Achievements: Engineering excellence, and recognition of achievement within the profession, business or industry, or education sector that has set a benchmark for engineers to strive for.
  3. Service to the Profession:  Public education and understanding the role of engineering and professional engineers in Prince Edward Island.  Active participation in engineering associations, societies, institutes, etc.

Presentation of Award

The award will normally be presented at the Annual General Meeting of Engineers PEI.

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Engineers PEI Young Engineer Achievement Award

The Engineers PEI Young Engineer Achievement Award recognizes exceptional achievements by outstanding young engineers in their chosen field of engineering. The presentation of this award is also intended to assist in the furtherance of public understanding of the role of a professional engineer.

Eligibility of Award

In making its recommendation for the award, the Nominating Committee will be guided but not bound by the following candidate requirements:

  1. Registration as a member of Engineers PEI, normally under 36 years of age.
  2. Have carried out a major engineering related achievement.

Nominations for Award

Nominations may be submitted by the general membership of Engineers PEI or by the Nominating Committee or Council. The Selection Committee will review nominations at least two months prior to the Annual Meeting. Nominations must be accompanied by sufficient background information and necessary documentation. The number of awards given will be limited to one per year but an award will not necessarily be made every year.  Submissions must be received at the Engineers PEI Office by the close of business on the last Friday in September of each year.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee will have the responsibility of reviewing all the nominations for the award to determine whether or not an award is to be given. The Committee will submit its recommendations for the award to Council for approval.

Criteria for Selection

Consideration will be given to outstanding achievements within the engineering profession and to the recognition earned.. Nominations for this award will be rated primarily on work related achievements such as the practice of engineering, the teaching of engineering and engineering research. The following criteria may also be applied:

  1. Service to the profession including public education and understanding of the role of engineering in Canadian society and active participation in engineering associations, societies or institutions.
  2. Service to the community including commissions, voluntary organizations and community organizations.
  3. Enhancement of the quality of life through engineering and other works.

Presentation of Awards

The awards will normally be presented at the Annual Meeting of Engineers PEI.

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Engineers PEI Community Service Award

The Engineers PEI Community Service Award recognizes engineers who have combined a professional career with outstanding service to their community. This award will acknowledge outstanding service and dedication to Canadian society through voluntary participation in community organizations, government sponsored activities or humanitarian work.

The contribution may be made in any one or more of the fields of social service, church work, politics, education, sport, recreation or the arts. Contribution may be through voluntary or paid service. Continuous activity over a period is an asset.

Eligibility for Award

In making its recommendation for the award the Nominating Committee will be guided but not bound by the following candidate requirements:

  1. Registration as a member of Engineers PEI.
  2. Have carried out outstanding work in community service.

Nominations for Award

Nominations may be submitted by the general membership of Engineers PEI or the Nominating Committee or Council. The Selection Committee will review nominations at least two months prior to the Annual Meeting. Nominations must be accompanied by sufficient background information and necessary documentation. The number of awards given will be limited to one per year but an award will not necessarily be made every year.  Submissions must be received at the Engineers PEI Office by the close of business on the last Friday in September of each year.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee will have the responsibility of reviewing all the nominations for the award to determine whether or not an award is to be given. The Committee will submit its recommendations for the award to Council for approval.

Criteria for Selection

Consideration will be given to continued leadership in and service to the community, to outstanding achievements and to recognition earned. Nominations for this award will be rated primarily on service to the community such as involvement in commissions, voluntary organizations and community organizations. The following secondary criteria may also be applied:

  1. Work related achievements including the practice of engineering, the teaching of engineering or engineering research.
  2. Service to the profession including public education and understanding of the role of engineering in Canadian society and active participation in engineering associations, societies or institutions.
  3. Enhancement of the quality of life through engineering and other works.

Presentation of Awards

The awards will normally be presented at the Annual Meeting of Engineers PEI.

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Engineers PEI Environment Award

The Engineers PEI Environment Award recognizes an outstanding Engineers PEI member or engineering project involving Engineers PEI members that has had a significant positive impact on the natural environment through the application of science, technology and engineering to environmental management in PEI. Its purpose is to emphasize the application of engineering to protect and enhance the environment. It is also hoped that the award will create awareness amongst Engineers PEI membership of the requirements of members to protect and preserve the environment.

Eligibility for Award

In making its recommendation for the award the Nominating Committee will be guided but not bound by the following candidate requirements:

  1. Be an outstanding project or work that was conceived, designed and executed with significant input from Engineers PEI members.
  2. Be an outstanding engineering project that has had a significant impact on the natural environment, society, industry, and/or engineering.
  3. Projects should have been completed within five years prior to the year of the presentation of the award.
  4. To an Engineers PEI Member who has shown commitment to outstanding environmental stewardship.

Nominations for Award

Nominations may be submitted by the general membership of Engineers PEI or by the Nominating Committee or Council. The Selection Committee will review nominations at least two months prior to the Annual Meeting. Nominations must be accompanied by sufficient background information and necessary documentation (maximum 10 pages). Proposals must be approved by the organization responsible for the project. The number of awards given will be limited to one per year but an award will not necessarily be made every year.  Submissions must be received at the Engineers PEI Office by the close of business on the last Friday in September of each year.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee will have the responsibility of reviewing all the nominations for the award to determine whether or not an award is to be given. The Committee will submit its recommendations for the award to Council for approval.

Criteria for Selection

Consideration will be given to the magnitude of impact a project has had on the environment. The following are examples of some factors the Awards Committee will consider:

  1. Individual or group contributions to environmental awareness, preservation, protection and reclamation through education, leadership and/or involvement.
  2. Enhancement of quality of life by improvement of the environment through engineering and other works.
  3. The extent of environmental protection or preservation as a result of the efforts.
  4. Prevention of potential environmental impacts as well as correction/remediation of existing impacts.
  5. Conservation of environmental resources.
  6. The ingenuity displayed and whether it can be applied to other engineering projects.

Presentation of Awards

The awards will normally be presented at the Annual Meeting of Engineers PEI.

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The Ralph L. Woodside Memorial Award for Service to the Profession

The Ralph L. Woodside Memorial Award for Service to the Profession shall be made to members of the Engineers PEI who has given meritorious service to the Engineering Profession and to technical or learned societies or organizations. This service will include leadership and dedication to the association or to other professional engineering related societies over a sustained period of time.

Eligibility for Award

In making its recommendation for the award the Nominating Committee will be guided but not bound by the following candidate requirements:

  1. Registration as a member of Engineers PEI.
  2. Have given outstanding service to and advanced the interests of the engineering profession.
  3. Have been a member of Engineers PEI for at least 10 years.

Nominations for Award

Nominations may be submitted by the general membership of Engineers PEI or the Nominating Committee or Council. The Selection Committee will review nominations at least two months prior to the Annual Meeting. Nominations must be accompanied by sufficient background information and necessary documentation. The number of awards given will be limited to one per year but an award will not necessarily be made every year.  Submissions must be received at the Engineers PEI Office by the close of business on the last Friday in September of each year.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee will have the responsibility of reviewing all the nominations for the award to determine whether or not an award is to be given. The Committee will submit its recommendations for the award to Council for approval.

Criteria for Selection

Consideration will be given to continued leadership in the profession and in the community, to outstanding achievements and to recognition earned. Nominations for this award will be rated primarily on service to the profession such as public education and understanding of the role of engineering in Canadian society and active participation in engineering associations, societies or institutions. The following criteria may also be applied:

  1. Work related achievement including the practice of engineering, the teaching of engineering or engineering research.
  2. Service to the community including commissions, voluntary organizations and community organizations.
  3. Enhancement of the quality of life through engineering and other works.

Presentation of Awards

The awards will normally be presented at the Annual Meeting of Engineers PEI.

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Friend of the Profession Award

The Engineers PEI Friend of the Profession Award is intended to recognize and pay tribute to a significant contribution by a layperson to the practice of engineering in Prince Edward Island.

Eligibility for Award

In making its recommendation for the award the Nominating Committee will be guided but not bound by the following candidate requirements:

  1. Shall not be a Professional Engineer.
  2. Have contributed significantly to the cause of engineering by providing opportunities for engineers and supporting them in their work.
  3. Have displayed traits associated with the engineering profession such as quality of work, fair treatment of clients, employees and peers, and ethical conduct.

Nominations for Award

Nominations may be submitted by the general membership of Engineers PEI or the Nominating Committee or Council. The Selection Committee will review nominations at least two months prior to the Annual Meeting. Nominations must be accompanied by sufficient background information and necessary documentation. The number of awards given will be limited to one per year but an award will not necessarily be made every year.  Submissions must be received at the Engineers PEI Office by the close of business on the last Friday in September of each year.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee will have the responsibility of reviewing all the nominations for the award to determine whether or not an award is to be given. The Committee will submit its recommendation for an award to the Council for approval.

Criteria for Selection

This award is to be based on an overall assessment of the value of the contribution made to the engineering profession by a nominee in conformity with the conditions for eligibility.

Presentation of Awards

The awards will normally be presented at the Annual Meeting of Engineers PEI.

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Honorary Life Members

Honorary Life Members shall be persons who are eminent in the engineering profession and who have provided outstanding service to the profession and have been elected to honorary life membership by unanimous vote of Council. Candidates may be proposed by any member by written submission or by the Nominating Committee or Council. Honorary Life Members shall not be entitled to practise unless they are registered or licensed.

The Awards Committee will have the responsibility of reviewing all the nominations for the award to determine whether or not an award is to be given. The Committee will submit its recommendations for the award to Council for approval.

Honorary Life Memberships will normally be presented at the Annual Meeting of Engineers PEI.  Submissions must be received at the Engineers PEI Office by the close of business on the last Friday in September of each year.

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Engineers Canada Fellowship

In 2007, Engineers Canada created the Engineers Canada Fellowship to honour individuals who have given noteworthy service to the engineering profession in one of the following categories:

1. Engineers who have:

  • Assumed office as President of Engineers Canada Board; or
  • Assumed office as Chair of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board or the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board; or
  • Assumed office as President of one of Engineers Canada's Provincial and Territorial Engineering Regulatory Bodies; or
  • Served the Engineering Profession in a volunteer capacity for at least 10 years.  The total length of service can be a combination of service on Engineers Canada's Boards, Committees and/or service for their Provincial and Territorial Engineering Regulatory Bodies.

2.  Individuals who have provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the Engineering Profession within Canada for a minimum of 10 years.

3. Non-Engineers who have met the above criteria may be eligible to receive the designation of FEC (Hon.).

4. Recipients of the following Engineers Canada Award categories:

  • Gold Medal Award or
  • Meritorious Service Award - Professional Service or
  • Meritorious Service Award - Community Service or
  • Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education or
  • Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession.

Submissions must be received at the Engineers PEI Office by the close of business on the last Friday in September of each year.

Engineers Canada reserve the right to cancel, withdraw or amend any fellowship without prior notice.

 

 

 

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