Nominating IEEE Canada Members and Sections for Awards
The IEEE Canada Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC) urges you to consider
nominating suitable candidates for the various awards that are available
to IEEE Canada members and Sections.
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*** on Jan 1, 2008 RA (Regional Activities) became MGA (Member and Geographic Activities)
Nominating a Member for one of the
following IEEE Canada Major Awards:
(click here for award descriptions and
here for past recipients)
Achievement: A.G.L. McNaughton Award, R.A. Fessenden Award,
Power Engineering Award, C.C. Gotlieb Computer Award,
Outstanding Engineer Award, J.M. Ham Outstanding Engineering Educator Award
Service: W.S. Read Outstanding Service Award, J.J. Archambault
Eastern Canada Merit Award, M.B. Broughton Central Canada
Merit Award, E.F. Glass Western Canada Merit Award.
R.H. Tanner Industry Leadership Award:
The Nomination Procedure for each of the above awards uses two online
web forms; one for nominations, the other for endorsements. Each
nomination requires two endorsements from different people.
Anyone (including non-members) can nominate but only IEEE members (from any
Region) can endorse. Members of the IEEE Canada awards and executive
committees are ineligible to act as nominators or endorsers. Nominees
for achievement and service awards must be Canadian IEEE members, but the
industry leadership award is open.
Note that CVs will not be accepted. Incomplete nomination and endorsement
forms can not be submitted and limits are enforced on input.
Late submissions must be resubmitted for consideration the following
year. Please read the web forms (especially the notes at the top
of each form) very carefully before you begin to enter information.
If you are unable to use the online forms, you may use
Word to produce both forms, but you must follow the exact
sequence and format of the online forms (including the character
count). The Word document should be emailed
as an attachment to the committee at
The Critical Dates: 2014-2015 Award Cycle
Nominations and endorsements must be received by: 15 November 2014
Recipients selected: early December 2014
IEEE Canada approval: December 2014
Recipients notified: December 2014
Presentations: May 2015 during the CCECE in Halifax
Nominating a Section
Each of the three area chairs are invited to nominate two of their Sections
(one large & one small) for the IEEE Canada Exemplary Section Awards.
Midnight (Eastern time) Monday 31 March 2015 is the deadline for for receipt
of nominations for awards presented at the spring 2015 IEEE Canada Board
meeting. The Section Chair of each nominated Section should complete this form
and email it as an attachment to the committee at
This form will be used initially for the IEEE Canada competition. The winning
forms will then be forwarded to IEEE MGA for their worldwide competition.
There are additional awards for both members and sections,
- IEEE Canada Exemplary Section Award
To recognize good Section leadership, management and administration for
the immediate past Section year. There are three awards, one for large Sections
(with more than 1,501 members), one for medium sections (with 501-1,500 members), and one for small Sections (with 500 or fewer
members)(all numbers include students).
- MGA Outstanding Section Award
Additionally, the committee will select three nominations (one large, one medium, and one small section) and forward them to IEEE MGA as the
Region 7 entries for the worldwide MGA Outstanding Section
please see the IEEE MGA (RAB) Awards nominations page.
The Awards & Recognition Committee (2015)
If you have any suggestions, or questions, about these awards or the process,
please contact the committee chair or one of the members using the following contact information.
Chair - Geza Joos - F-IEEE, F-EIC
Past Chair -
Md Aziz Rahman F-IEEE, F-EIC
Vice Chair and Eastern Canada Rep -
Central Canada Rep - Bin Wu SM--IEEE, F-EIC
Western Canada Rep -
Rabab K. Ward
A Past McNaughton Award Winner -
Alberto Leon Garcia
A Past Fessenden Award Winner - Lot Shafai F-IEEE, F-EIC
A Past Power Award Winner - Bill McDermid F-IEEE, F-EIC
A Past Gotlieb Computer Award Winner - Witold Pedrycz F-IEEE, F-EIC
Past President (ex-officio) - Keith Brown SM-IEEE
President (ex-officio) - Amir Aghdam SM-IEEE, F-EIC