Nominating a Member for IEEE Canada Major Award

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The Nomination Procedure for the following awards uses the OpenWater online awards portal. Each nomination requires two endorsements from different people. Anyone (including non-members) can nominate but only IEEE members (from any Region) can endorse. If an award has only one single nomination, this nominee can be awarded the award, as long as the nominee meets the criteria for that award. Members of the IEEE Canada Awards Committee are not eligible to be nominators, nominees or endorser of nominees for any IEEE Canada Award. Members of the IEEE Canada ExCom are not eligible to be nominators, nominees or endorsers of nominees for any IEEE Canada Award. Self-nominations for IEEE Canada awards will not be accepted. Nominations for IEEE Canada awards submitted after the deadline for submission for any particular award will not be accepted.

Note: Nominees for achievement and service awards must be Canadian IEEE members, with the exception of the R.H. Tanner Industry Leadership Award which 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.

Award Details and Nomination Forms

For details about the awards, see the list of IEEE Canada Major Awards for Members.

Please use new (as of 2019) OpenWater online awards portal. The old HTML Forms are no longer available. If more information is needed, please email

OpenWater Portal

The OpenWater portal allows for online editing and saving of progress.

New Nomination and Endorsement Forms

Critical Dates Calendar

See the calendar below for the important award dates and deadlines. You can use the button in bottom-right to add this calendar to your Google Calendar.

Critical Dates

  • Nominations and endorsements must be received by: 30 November
  • Recipients selected: December
  • IEEE Canada approval: January
  • Recipients notified: March
  • Recipient information (Biographies) due: 20 March (or as requested in the award notification)
  • Annual Award Presentations:
    • IEEE Canada Awards Gala traditionally held during the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE)

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