British Columbia’s engineers and geoscientists are explorers and problem-solvers who lead the way in public safety, quality, and innovation. They are committed to improving and protecting the health and well-being of British Columbians every day. As accountable, ethical professionals, they find the balance between growth and safety, working towards prosperity and progress for everyone.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is now accepting nominations for our 2021 awards. We are asking registrants to help us recognize the work and contributions of their peers by submitting a nomination in one of the following categories:
The R. A. McLachlan Memorial Award recognizes a candidate that has made significant technical contributions, including leadership, to professional engineering and has demonstrated substantial professional service and community service.
The C. J. Westerman Memorial Award recognizes a candidate that has made significant technical contributions, including leadership, to professional geoscience and has demonstrated substantial professional service and community service.
The D. C. Lambert Professional Service Award recognizes a candidate that has made a substantial contribution of professional service, through leadership and dedication, to Engineers and Geoscientists BC or to a provincial, national, or international technical association or learned society.
The Meritorious Achievement Award recognizes a candidate that has achieved distinction and outstanding goals associated with his/her profession. The achievement may be the result of a single activity or the culmination of a number of activities.
The Community Service Award recognizes a candidate that has made a substantial contribution of community service, through leadership and dedication, to the well-being of his/her community.
The Teaching Award of Excellence recognizes a candidate that is an outstanding educator of engineering or earth science/geoscience students, and who, by his/her superior performance, enhances the quality of engineering or geoscience education and the general professions.
The Young Professional Award recognizes a candidate that has demonstrated exemplary accomplishments in relation to his/her profession, professional service, including service with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and community service.
Along with the President’s Awards, Engineers and Geoscientists BC also recognizes exemplary registrants and projects with awards in the following categories:
Mentor of the Year Award
The Mentor of the Year Award recognizes excellence amongst mentors in the engineering and geoscience community in British Columbia. The Mentor of the Year Award will begin accepting nominations at the end of January. Mentees of the program are eligible to nominate their mentors. For more information on how to apply for the award, contact [email protected].
The Sustainability Award recognizes the important contribution that engineering and geoscience make to the well-being of human life and the ecosystems on which we all depend.
The Environmental Award highlights the role of professional engineers and geoscientists in responsible environmental management.
The Forest Engineering Award of Excellence
The Forest Engineering Award of Excellence, sponsored jointly by Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Association of BC Forest Professionals, recognizes excellence and promotes cooperation and leadership in forest engineering in the broadest sense. The 2021 Forest Award of Excellence will be presented by Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Nominations for all awards are now open, and the awards will be presented in Fall 2021. For detailed information about nomination procedures, award terms of reference, and eligibility, visit egbc.ca/awards.
Questions about Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s awards program can be sent to [email protected].
2021 Award Deadlines
- President’s Awards: Nominations accepted until Friday, April 9, 2021
- Mentor of the Year Award: Nominations accepted until Friday, April 9, 2021
- Sustainability and Environmental Awards: Nominations accepted until Friday, March 19, 2021
- Forest Engineering Award of Excellence: Nominations accepted February to October 2021