The McLachlan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering

Nominations for all 2023 Engineers and Geoscientists BC Awards are now closed.
If you have questions about these awards, please email [email protected]


The candidate is a recognized leader who has made significant professional and technical achievements to professional engineering and has demonstrated substantial volunteer service, preferably to Engineers and Geoscientists BC. The candidate has exhibited concern for public welfare that characterizes the profession at its best. The candidate should be actively engaged in the practice of professional engineering in BC.


  • P.Eng.
  • P.L.Eng.  


For guidance, candidates will be evaluated 60% for professional and technical achievements in engineering and 40% for volunteer service. Refer to the below descriptions of professional and technical achievements and volunteer service.

Preference will be given to a candidate with volunteer service to Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Award Description

The following paragraphs provide examples of professional and technical achievements and volunteer service, where not described in the award description above.

Professional and technical achievements describe the nominee’s contributions in the context of their professional role or career. This could include having shown exceptional leadership in engineering or making lasting technical contributions that enhance public safety, public welfare, or environmental protection.

Volunteer service describes the nominee’s contributions as a volunteer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Engineers Canada, Geoscientists Canada, or other professional or technical organizations related to engineering or geoscience that contribute to advancing professional practice and/or public safety in BC.

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