OPEA call for nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA).

Now in their 71st year, the OPEAs showcase Ontario professional engineers who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and community. Nominate an exceptional engineer or a team of engineers who have led a successful engineering project. OPEA recipients are honoured annually in November at a black-tie gala hosted jointly by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers Ontario.

The Awards 

The premier award, the Gold Medal recognizes commitment to public service, technical excellence and outstanding professional leadership.

This award recognizes a team of engineers who have conceived of, designed and executed an outstanding project or achievement that has had a significant, positive impact on society, industry or engineering.

Those who earn this award have given freely of their time, professional experience and engineering expertise—to the benefit of humanity.

The Engineering Medal recognizes professional engineers who have improved our quality of life through the ingenious application of their engineering skills, and whose achievements rise significantly above the normally high standards of the profession. It can be awarded in the categories of:

Engineering Excellence
Recognizes overall excellence in the practice of engineering, where the innovative application of engineering knowledge and principles has solved a unique problem, led to advanced products, or produced exceptional results

Awarded for managing and directing engineering projects or enterprises, where innovative management practice has contributed significantly to the overall excellence of the engineering achievement

Research and Development
Awarded for using new knowledge in developing useful, novel applications or advancing engineering knowledge or applied science, or discovering or extending any of the engineering or natural sciences

Awarded for applying new technologies or innovative approaches that have enabled new companies to get started, and/or assisted established companies to grow in new directions

Young Engineer
Awarded to outstanding young Ontario engineers who have made exceptional achievements in their chosen fields. Candidates must be no older than 35 as of December 31 in the year the nomination is submitted and have demonstrated excellence in their careers as well as in community and professional participation

More information about the awards, including selection criteria and nomination forms, is available at www.peo.on.ca, or by email at awards@peo.on.ca.

Nominations are due by 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, but they may be submitted at any time during the year.