Engineering Institute of Canada Medals and Fellows
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The Engineering Institute of Canada elects annually a select number of engineers to the grade of EIC Fellow for their exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada. As IEEE Canada is one of the 10 member societies in EIC, our members qualify for this recognition and are often among those being elected. Additionally, EIC presents a range of Medals to further recognize member contributions. Generally, EIC Fellows are nominated for the EIC Medals.
The EIC Awards Gala is held annually (usually in Ottawa in March). The IEEE Canada Awards and Recognition Committee urges you to consider nominating (a) suitable candidates to be EIC Fellows and (b) EIC Fellows to be Medalists. See the Nomination Process.
The Engineering Institute of Canada elects annually a select number of engineers to the grade of EIC Fellow for their exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada. As IEEE Canada is one of the 10 member societies in EIC, our members are often among those being elected.
The following is a description of the Medals that EIC presents at the Awards Gala. Generally, EIC Fellows are nominated for these awards.
Sir John Kennedy Medal
Established in 1927 and awarded every other year to commemorate the great service rendered to engineering by Sir John Kennedy, a Past President of the EIC, this medal is the most distinguished award of the institute. It is awarded in recognition of outstanding service to the profession or for noteworthy contributions to the science of engineering or to the benefit of the Institute.
One in each odd numbered year.
Julian C. Smith Medal
Founded in 1939 by a group of senior members 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”.
Two per year.
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. Such contributions may include:
- promotion of Canadian expertise overseas;
- training of foreign engineers;
- significant service to international engineering organizations;
- advancement of engineering technology recognized internationally
One per year.
John B. Stirling Medal
Awarded for the first time in 1988 and Gifted by EGM Cape & Co.Ltd.,in recognition of leadership and distinguished service at the national level within the Institute and/or its Member Societies, by members of these Societies.
One per year.
Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal
Awarded for the first time in 1988 and Gifted by CP Rail in recognition of many years of leadership and service at the regional, branch and section levels by members of the Societies within the Institute.
Two per year.
Nomination Process for EIC Fellows and Medals
In addition to a completed nomination form, two letters of support are required. The same forms are used for Fellow and Medal nominations. Generally, EIC Fellows are nominated for EIC Medals. The deadline for receipt of nominations and letters of endorsement is the middle of November. Please see the EIC website for more information on the nomination process and the nomination form.
One strategy for selecting suitable candidates to be nominated for selection as EIC Fellows is to use the list of Canadian IEEE Fellows who are not yet EIC Fellows. However, as noted above, the criteria for selection is much broader than that for IEEE Fellow elevation so that many additional IEEE Canada members qualify.