Honours and Fellowships


BURSARIES AND BEST TECHNICAL PAPER AWARDS

In addition to Fellowships and Career and Organizational Awards, CSCE also provides one Bursary and several Best Technical Paper Awards.

  • Bursaries: The Donald Jamieson Fellowship is awarded to full-time graduate students in Canadian universities by CSCE.
  • Best Technical Paper Awards: a series of Awards are provided annually for technical papers published in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
  • Hydrotechnical Engineering Award: the award is presented each year for the best Masters’ thesis in Canada, related to hydrotechnical disciplines.

The CSCE awards program is administered jointly by the CSCE Honours & Fellowships Committee and by the CSCE Foundation Trustees (a Canadian registered charity) and funded by the generosity of CSCE members and others who support the Society’s mission. These awards are intended to recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence.

The CSCE Awards Booklet celebrates the current recipients as well as past recipients. It also lists the members of the Honours and Awards Committee and the various Award Selection Committees.

In all but exceptional circumstances, the individuals selected will be at least 45 years old. A nominee must have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience and shall have been a member of CSCE [Life Member (LMCSCE), Member (MCSCE), Associate Member (ASCSCE)] in good standing for a minimum of 5 consecutive years as of the nomination closing date. A complete nomination requires three sponsors who are CSCE members in good standing, at least one of whom is a Fellow in good standing of the Society, separate attached letters of reference from two of the sponsors as well as a resume (5 page limit). Please submit the completed application form(s) and letters electronically by November 30th, to Lyanne St-Jacques, Director, Marketing & Communications.

***NOTE*** CSCE FELLOWSHIP NOMINATIONS ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. NOMINEES CANNOT SELF-NOMINATE OR BE ADVISED OF THEIR NOMINATION UNTIL AFTER THE FINAL SELECTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE.

A copy of the Fellowship Nomination form in Word format is available at this link CSCE FELLOWSHIP NOMINATION FORM

Nominations are invited at any time for the awards listed below; those nominations received each year by November 15 will be considered for awards to be presented the following year at the CSCE Annual Awards gala held concurrent with the CSCE Annual Conference. Please submit nominations and supporting material electronically, clearly stating the award for which the nomination is made by e-mail to Lyanne St-Jacques, Director, Marketing & Communications.

A.B. SANDERSON AWARD
Recognizes outstanding contributions by a civil engineer to the development and practice of structural engineering in Canada. Terms of Reference

ALBERT E. BERRY MEDAL
Recognizes significant contributions by a civil engineer to the field of environmental engineering in Canada. Terms of Reference

CAMILLE A. DAGENAIS AWARD
Recognizes outstanding contributions by a civil engineer to the development and practice of hydrotechnical engineering in Canada. Terms of Reference

E. WHITMAN WRIGHT AWARD
Recognizes significant contributions by a civil engineer to the development of computer applications in civil engineering in Canada. Terms of Reference

EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION IN CIVIL ENGINEERING AWARD (deadline for nominations is February 15 each year, for selection the same year).
Recognizes excellence in innovation in civil engineering by an individual or a group of individuals practicing civil engineering in Canada, or a Canadian engineering firm, or a Canadian research organization.
Forms: Project Entry Form, Terms of Reference, Submission Form

AWARD FOR GOVERNMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE (deadline for nominations is February 15 each year, for selection the same year).
Recognizes those in the public sector who, through a project or program, are building for the future. Any municipal government or provincial or federal department or publically controlled or owned utility that is planning, designing, building or delivering an infrastructure program or a project that significantly extends the life of these critical assets, makes better use of resources and reduces the environmental impact may apply.
Forms: Sustainable Infrastructure Award-Submission Guidelines, Sustainable Infrastructure Award Nomination Form.

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER AWARD (deadline for nominations is February 15 each year, for selection the same year).
Awarded annually to a CSCE Member or Associate Member who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments as a young professional engineer. Normally, nominees must be no older than 35 as of December 31 of the year that the award is presented, although this limit may be extended for nominees who have taken extended leaves from professional practice.
Forms: Guidelines for Nomination, Nomination Form

HORST LIEPHOLZ MEDAL
Recognizes outstanding contributions by a civil engineer to engineering mechanics research and/or practice in Canada. Terms of Reference 

JAMES A. VANCE AWARD
Recognizes a CSCE member whose dedicated service, other than as president, has furthered the advancement of the CSCE and who has completed or recently completed service in one or more sequential positions at the national level. Terms of Reference

SANDFORD FLEMING AWARD
Recognizes outstanding contributions by a civil engineer to transportation engineering research and/or practice in Canada. Terms of Reference

WALTER SHANLY AWARD
Recognizes outstanding contributions by a civil engineer to the development and practice of construction engineering in Canada. Terms of Reference

W. GORDON PLEWES AWARD
Recognizes particularly noteworthy contributions by an individual to the study and understanding of the history of civil engineering in Canada, or civil engineering achievements by Canadian engineers elsewhere.  Normally, the recipient will be an individual, not necessarily an engineer, but in special circumstances the award can be given to an organization. Terms of Reference