Nominate a Member for a Summit Award

Summit Award nominations are ongoing – you can submit a nomination form at any time, and it will be considered for the next open year of submissions.

Nominations submitted up to September 15, 2017 will be considered for the 2018 Summit Awards.

Nominate Someone for an Award

Each year, the awards celebrate leadership and excellence in the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta.

Recipients of APEGA Summit Awards are a lens on the important and diverse work APEGA Members do. The honourees serve the public and enhance the lives of Albertans by:

  • reducing environmental impacts and advancing sustainable development
  • improving business effectiveness through new and emerging technologies
  • promoting outreach and diversity initiatives
  • demonstrating outstanding innovation and leadership in their professions

Shine a light on the outstanding work of an APEGA Member with a nomination for one of these prestigious awards.

How to Nominate a Person, Team, or Project

Each award has its own nomination form and requires specific documents. Make sure you read all of the instructions for each award carefully and prepare any documents necessary before starting your nomination. Complete the nomination form and attach documents describing the nominee and the achievements that qualify for the award. Include any supporting evidence that the Honours and Awards Committee may wish to consider.

Save and Resume Later

You may take as long as you wish to prepare your nomination, including editing the details as many times as you need. Click the “Save and Resume Later” link at the bottom of each nomination form page to get a unique link for your nomination entry that you can save and come back to later. However, once you click “Submit Form” on the last page, your nomination is final and you may not edit it further.

Awards Available for Nomination

Centennial Leadership Award

The theme of this award is leadership within the profession as a result of the efforts by/of the nominee. Consideration to be given to continued leadership in the profession and in the community, to outstanding achievements and to recognition obtained.

Evaluation Considerations (100 Points)

  1. Work-Related Achievements (60 points)
    1. Engineering/geoscience excellence and recognition of achievements with the professions, business or industry or the education sector that has set a benchmark for engineers/geoscientists to strive for (This could include executive directorship of an outstanding project or continuing enterprise or invention, research or original work or teaching.)
  2. Service to the Profession (20 Points)
    1. Public education and understanding the role of engineering or geoscience and professional engineers/geoscientists in Canadian society
    2. Active participation in engineering/geoscience associations, societies, institutes, etc.
  3. Service to the Community (20 Points)
    1. Active participation in commissions, voluntary organizations, community organizations and other paid or unpaid work beyond the profession
  4. Personal and General Information
    1. Education, publications, directorships, honours and decorations and other relevant information
    2. Member of APEGA for a minimum of five years

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Project Achievement Award

Awarded in recognition of an outstanding engineering or geoscience project that represents a substantial contribution to technological progress and the betterment of society.

Evaluation Considerations (100 points)

  1. Uniqueness/Ingenuity (30 Points)
    1. The uniqueness and ingenuity displayed by the conception, design and execution of an engineering/geoscience project or by a team of engineers/geoscientists,
    2. Whether it has advanced the fields of engineering or geoscience
    3. Whether it can be applied to future engineering/geoscience projects or by other teams of engineers/geoscientists
  2. Utilization (30 Points)
    1. Conceived, designed and executed with significant input by Albertan engineers/geoscientists or team of engineers/geoscientists (at least 50%) were registered in good standing with APEGA
    2. The complexity of a project and/or problems overcome by a team of engineers and/or geoscientists
    3. Cost effectiveness and future applicability of the solutions used to overcome problems
    4. Achieved in a manner that promotes sustainable development and/or minimized environmental impacts
    5. Magnitude of the positive impact created by a project and importance of the project to Alberta’s economic and social wellbeing
  3. Project Process (30 Points)
    1. Projects within Alberta will be given priority with projects located outside Alberta considered with a significant professional contribution from APEGA members
    2. Project must be completed or have reached a significant degree of completion in the award year with project leader or company responsible for the project being a Member of APEGA
  4. Project Location (10 Points)
    1. Higher marks awarded for projects located in Alberta
  5. Personal and General Information
    1. Education, publications, directorships, honours and decorations and other relevant information

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Environment and Sustainability Award

Awarded to Members of APEGA who have demonstrated excellence in the application of engineering or geoscience methods towards preservation of the environment and the practice of sustainable development.

This award is open to a wide range of projects, achievements, initiatives and activities contributing to the preservation of the environment and/or the concepts of sustainable development.

Evaluation Considerations (100 points)

  1. Project Description and Systemic Issues (30 Points)
    1. Description of project along with its inherent issues and degree of complexity
    2. Summary of conception, design and execution of project
  2. Environmental Impact (30 Points)
    1. Magnitude of project both within Alberta, Canada or beyond
    2. Whether it was achieved in a manner that promoted sustainable development and/or minimized environmental impacts
  3. Application of Professional Skills (30 points)
    1. Has the project advanced the field of engineering or geoscience?
    2. Applications for future engineering/geoscience projects?
    3. Enhanced Alberta’s economic or social wellbeing?
  4. Project Location (10 Points)
    1. Projects within Alberta will be given priority with projects located outside Alberta considered with a significant professional contribution from APEGA Members
    2. Projects outside of Alberta may be considered in which case they must include a significant professional contribution from APEGA Members
    3. Project must be completed or have reached a significant degree of completion in the award year with project leader or company responsible for the project being a Member of APEGA

Activities that might be considered suitable for nomination of an individual include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual or group contributions to environmental awareness, preservation and reclamation through education, leadership and/or involvement
  • Individual or group contributions to sustainable development through education, leadership and/or involvement

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Women in Engineering and Geoscience Champion Award

Awarded to Members of APEGA in recognition of exceptional achievement as a champion of women in engineering and geoscience.

This Award recognizes:

  1. Engineering and geoscience organizations that reflect the vision of a workplace that encourages diversity and supports women in the profession
  2. APEGA member(s) who through their engineering or geoscience professional achievements have demonstrated noteworthy and inspirational support for women practicing in the professions
  3. Nominees for this award should have a high level of competence in their profession and have made substantial contributions to the attraction, development and accomplishment of women in an engineering or geoscience field

Evaluation Considerations (100 points)

  1. Stature and Recognition as a role model or respected corporate citizen (50 Points)
    1. Profile and visibility within the engineering or geoscience profession, business or industry or the education sector (nationally or internationally)
    2. Recognition as a role model for women entering or in the practice of engineering or geoscience
  2. Service to the profession (30 points)
    1. Public education and an understanding of the role of engineering and geoscience and professional engineers/geoscientists in Canadian society
    2. Active participation in engineering/geoscience associations, societies, institutes, etc.
  3. Service to the community (10 points)
    1. Active participation in commissions, voluntary organizations, community organizations and other paid or unpaid work beyond the profession
  4. Work-Related Achievements (10 points)
    1. Engineering or geoscience excellence
    2. Recognition of achievement within the profession, business or industry or education sector that has set a benchmark for Professional Engineers or Professional Geoscientists to strive for
  5. Personal and General Information
    1. Education, publications, directorships, honours and decorations and other relevant information

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Outstanding Mentor Award

Awarded to Members of APEGA in recognition of exceptional achievement as a mentor.

Nominees should have made ongoing and substantial contributions to mentees while acting as a mentor. Participation in the APEGA Mentoring Program is preferred. However, this award is open to all APEGA Members who fulfill the role of mentor in any manner.

Evaluation Considerations (100 points)

  1. Ongoing Commitment to Mentoring (40 Points)
    1. Mentoring – many formats considered (ie. one-on-one, mentoring within a company, mentoring with a professional organization, mentoring within a university or student organization, mentoring/coaching within K-12 programs, mentoring activities outside of the profession)
    2. Helps mentees to advance in their careers and promotion (eg. Collaboration, networking, presenting)
    3. Aids mentee in developing leadership skills
    4. Helps to achieve balance between career and personal life
  2. Effectiveness as a Mentor (20 Points)
    1. Number of mentees and accomplishments of mentees
    2. Outstanding in supporting, encouraging and promoting education, professional and personal development
    3. Encourages mentee to develop individual talents and strengths by acting as an advisor and guide
    4. Successful role model
  3. Participation as a Mentor (20 Points)
    1. Personal goals and accomplishments, philosophy and/or outcomes associated with mentoring activities
    2. Demonstrated ability to nurture intellectual, creative and professional growth of mentees
    3. Demonstrated success in the area in which he/she mentors
  4. Letter from Mentee (20 points)
    1. Examples of mentor/mentee partnership that fostered career growth and/or provided value to development as a Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist
  5. Personal and General Information
    1. Education, publications, directorships, honours and decorations and other relevant information

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Community Service Award

Awarded to Members of APEGA who are recognized by their peers for outstanding contributions made to society

Evaluation Considerations (100 points)

  1. Service to the Community (70 Points)
    1. Volunteer work in the community, service clubs, charitable organizations
    2. Participation in commissions, boards, task forces
    3. Special assistance to youth
    4. Assistance to underdeveloped countries
    5. Technical developments
    6. Participation in government administration (municipal, provincial, federal) as an elected official and other paid or unpaid work
  2. Service to the Profession (20 Points)
    1. Identification of key highlights and/or previous recognition for outstanding community service
    2. Active participation in engineering or geoscience associations, societies, institutes
  3. Work-Related Achievements (10 Points)
    1. Professional affiliations and executive positions held
    2. The practice of engineering/geoscience; the teaching of engineering/geoscience, the undertaking of engineering/geoscience research
  4. Personal and General Information
    1. Directorships, honours and decorations and other relevant information

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Early Accomplishment Award

This award is presented to Members of APEGA in recognition of exceptional achievement in the early years of a career as a Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientists. Nominees for this award should have a high level of competence in their field and should have been an APEGA Member for at least five years at the time of being nominated.

Evaluation Considerations (100 Points)

  1. Work-related Achievements (80 Points)
    1. Engineering or geoscience excellence within the profession, business or industry, or the education sector
  2. Service to the Profession (10 Points)
    1. Public education and understanding of the role of engineering and geoscience professionals in Alberta
    2. Active participation in engineering or geoscience associations, societies, institutes
    3. Leadership in the profession
  3. Service to the Community (10 Points)
    1. Active participation in commissions, voluntary organizations, community organizations and other paid or unpaid work beyond the profession
    2. Leadership in the community
    3. Enhancement of quality of life
  4. Personal and General Information
    1. Education, publications, directorships, honours and decorations and other relevant information

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Excellence in Education Award

Awarded to Members of APEGA who have made exemplary contributions to teaching and learning at a recognized post-secondary institution in Alberta.

Prerequisites

  1. Has not previously received the Excellence in Education Award
  2. Heavily weighted towards personal teaching effectiveness, evidence by the nominee of contributions to the learning environment, evidence of the nominee’s leadership role in improving education beyond the nominee’s own courses, improvement of pedagogy and improvement of services to students and peers
  3. Nomination for the award may be proposed by any group of three individuals or more, with at least one being a Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist and one being a current or recent student from the nominee’s educational institution

Evaluation Considerations (100 points)

  1. Independent evidence of impact of teaching (40 Points)
    1. Some examples of teaching effectiveness could include:
      1. Innovative teaching methods including innovation in lab design and application
      2. Effective use of technology for teaching
      3. Communication skills, especially effective styles, mastery of English/French language, humour, etc.
      4. Effective and engaging teaching strategies
      5. Innovative assessment methods
      6. Sustained development of excellence in exemplary students
      7. Mentorship and special assistance for troubled students
      8. Support for physically challenged students with alternative teaching methods
      9. Special course development efforts
      10. Special classroom, laboratory and field location instruction
      11. Mastery by students of content, ideas or sophisticated processes beyond the normal program expectations
      12. Outstanding evaluations of teaching by students over several years (preferably with normative data)
      13. Student, faculty and alumni testimonials and peer references.
  2. Independent Evidence of Contributions to Education (10 Points)
    1. Improvement of pedagogy
    2. Innovative or new teaching methods
    3. Adaptation and effective use of new or evolving technology for teaching
    4. Continuous improvement in instructional techniques
    5. Assistance in developing new techniques for student evaluation and testing
    6. Publication and sharing of research on teaching methods (only the most recent five years will be considered)
    7. Conduct of seminars, workshops, conferences or other events for colleagues on teaching/learning topics
    8. Work with teaching/learning committees or centres
    9. Research on teaching/learning problems that goes beyond the normal discipline-focused research conducted by the faculty member
    10. Curriculum development at the program, faculty and university levels
  3. Independent Evidence of Contributions to Outreach Initiatives (10 Points)
    1. Some examples of outreach could include:
      1. Writing of textbooks, codes of practice or guidelines for use of practitioners
      2. Assistance in development or delivery of continuing education programs for practicing engineers
      3. Assistance in developing interdisciplinary programs
      4. Assistance in engineering associations in managing or assessing continuing education requirements
      5. Assistance to other organizations in interpreting technical or engineering matters
      6. Participation in boards of review or similar bodies
      7. Assistance in accreditation and engineering qualification activities
  4. Independent Evidence of Service to Students (40 Points)
    1. Some examples of service to students could include:
      1. Service to students
        • Leadership and special assistance to enhance academic and personal development of students both within and out of the classroom
      2. Leadership
        • Development of mentorship and other programs outside of the classroom setting to support the undergraduate student
        • Assistance in development and delivery of valued-added co-operative education programs, internship programs and, professional mentorship programs
        • Promote awareness of professional associations (PEO, APEGBC, APEGA) to students
      3. Special Assistance
        • Support of local engineering student chapters
        • Support of participation in design competitions
        • Support of student events and outreach initiatives including summer engineering camps, women in engineering programs, National Engineering Month and, charity events
        • Support of student engineering conferences and competitions through conduct of seminars, workshops, fundraising and organization
        • Support of independent projects.
  5. Personal and General Information
    1. Education, publications, directorships, honours and decorations and other relevant information

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Frank Spragins Technical Award

Awarded to Members of APEGA recognized by their peers for their integrity, technical expertise and outstanding accomplishments in fields relating to engineering or geoscience.

The Award is named after Frank Spragins, P.Eng., President of APEGA in 1975. Frank Spragins was a driving force behind the Syncrude Heavy Oil Sands Project, the largest industrial project executed in Canada. His vigor, imagination, courage, endurance, and negotiating skills were critical to its success.

Nominees for this award should have been a Member of APEGA for at least ten years and have demonstrated a high level of competence in their field.

Evaluation Considerations (100 points)

  1. Work-Related Achievements (60 Points)
    1. Engineering or geoscience excellence and recognition of achievements with the professions, business or industry or the education sector that has set a benchmark for Professional Engineers or Professional Geoscientists to strive for. (This could include executive directorship of an outstanding project or continuing enterprise or invention, research or original work or teaching.)
  2. Service to the Profession (20 Points)
    1. Public education and understanding the role of engineering or geoscience and Professional Engineers Professional Geoscientists in Canadian society
    2. Active participation in engineering/geoscience associations, societies, institutes, APEGA committees
  3. Service to the Community (20 Points)
    1. Active participation in commissions, voluntary organizations, community organizations and other paid or unpaid work beyond the profession
  4. Personal and General Information
    1. Education (schooling and degrees), publications, directorships, honours and decorations and other relevant information

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Research Excellence Award

This award recognizes professionals in academia or industry who have conducted innovative research in engineering or geoscience and that research has been successfully applied to improve our economic and social well-being.

This award is named after the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Science and Engineering Research.

The award may be made to an individual or research team.

Evaluation Considerations (100 points)

  1. Problem Description (15 points)
    1. Summary of the research
  2. Nature of the Research (30 points)
    1. Originality, creativity and significance of the research
  3. Dissemination of gained knowledge (30 points)
    1. What are the benefits of said research?
    2. How will they benefit society, the professions?
  4. Evidence of impact (25 points)
    1. External recognition (through papers, presentations, awards, recognition by professional associations)
    2. Internal recognition (through recognition by employer, educational institution)
    3. Impact on the field

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Honorary Membership Award

APEGA Council may confer Honorary Membership in the Association upon any person who, through his or her own initiative and leadership, has rendered eminent service to the engineering or geoscience professions resulting in the betterment of society through the development of new material, equipment, techniques, philosophy, or management.

Evaluation Considerations

Prerequisites

  • Honorary Members are exempt from payment of fees, but Honorary Membership shall not confer the right to vote, to practice as, or to be called a Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist.
  • Persons eligible for APEGA membership shall not be considered as candidates for this Award.
  • There shall at no time be more than 30 Honorary Members in the Association.
  • Bylaw 27 requires a unanimous vote by Council to award Honorary Membership.

Evaluation Considerations

  1. Executive directorship of an outstanding project or continuing enterprise
    OR
  2. Invention, research or original work
    OR
  3. Teaching

Personal and General Information

  • Education, publications, directorships, honours and decorations and other relevant information

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