Awards and Recognitions

IEEE Ottawa Section presents every year at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) the Year IEEE Ottawa Section Awards as recognition for its members, volunteers, chapters, affinity groups and student branches as well as recognition and appreciation for the industry and organizations. Please take this opportunity to accomplish something good and of great value to our profession and engineering community by submitting your nominations to a colleague, group, company or organization for recognition by an award from our section. The IEEE awards serve these purposes:

  • A form of recognition for outstanding contributions,
  • An incentive to youth to emulate excellence,
  • A demonstration to the public of the achievements of the profession and its members, and
  • The identification of IEEE with these achievements.
Submit Nominations: The nomination submission deadline is September 25th, 2016. Please send the nomination forms after completion by email to our Awards Chair Wahab Almuhtadi.

Awards Committee

Winners of IEEE Ottawa Section Awards

Previous Years’ IEEE Ottawa Section Award Winners:

List of Awards

From the people you know, you are invited to make one or more nominations for the following awards:

Recognition Industry and Organizations

Outstanding Technology Company Recognition Award

To recognize an industry or organization who has made an outstanding contribution to science, engineering, and technology. The Outstanding Technology Company Recognition Awards are in the following technology areas: Information and Communications Technology, High Technology, and Clean Technology. The Awards Committee of IEEE Ottawa Section selects the winners for the “” based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation and patents
  • Products and technology
  • Benefits and services for the region, province, and country
  • Employment
  • Market driven strategy for the local and international industry

Nomination forms for these awards:

Appreciation Award

To appreciate an industry or organization, through service and outstanding contributions, has helped and supported the activities of IEEE Ottawa Section and its groups (Chapters, Affinity Groups, Committees, and Student Branches). Nomination forms for this award: PDF, MS Word.

Recognition Individuals

Outstanding Engineer Award

To recognize an engineer who, through technical and professional abilities, has made outstanding and exceptional contributions to the profession. This is not a service award, and, as a result, non-technical contributions receive less weight during the award evaluation process. Nomination forms for this award: PDF, MS Word.

Outstanding Service Award

To recognize one who, through service, has made outstanding and extraordinary contributions to the profession. Service contributions to other than IEEE units are welcome for consideration. Nomination forms for this award: PDF, MS Word.

Outstanding Engineering Educator Award

To recognize an educator who has shared technical and professional abilities through teaching in industry, government, or in an institution of higher learning and in so doing has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. This award recognizes educational contributions, whether made in formal academic settings or within government or industry. This award is not limited to teaching in academic institutions, but, rather, includes continuing education and other non-traditional educational opportunities. Nomination forms for this award: PDF, MS Word.

Outstanding IEEE Volunteer Award

To recognize one who has made long outstanding volunteering service and significant contributions to the advancement of the IEEE Ottawa Section activities. Selection of the winner will be based on merit. Selection of the winner will be based on merit of initiated activities and whether the volunteer has received an award in the prior year. Nomination forms for this award: PDF, MS Word.

Recognition Ottawa Section Groups

*Note: For these awards, there is typically one award per group (Chapter, Affinity Group, Student Branch, Committee). However, where there is insufficient merit (i.e. no significant improvement in number of events, no new or innovative activities, etc.), then an award may not be granted. Where there is a close tie, more than one in the group may receive an award. Award Committees’ decisions are final.

Outstanding IEEE Chapter Award*

To recognize an active Chapter that made through the year an outstanding performance in organizing many events (technical/educational/social meetings, seminars, workshops), and in increasing membership development. Selection of the winner will be based on merit of initiated member activities (L31) and whether they have received an award in the prior year. Nomination forms for this award: PDF, MS Word.

Outstanding IEEE Affinity Group Award*

To recognize an active Affinity Group that made through the year an outstanding performance in organizing many events (technical/educational/social meetings, seminars, workshops), and in increasing membership development. Selection of the winner will be based on merit of initiated member activities (L31) and whether they have received an award in the prior year. Nomination forms for this award: PDF, MS Word.

Outstanding IEEE Student Branch Award*

To recognize an active Student Branch that made through the year an outstanding performance in organizing many events (technical/educational/social meetings, seminars, workshops), and in increasing membership development. Selection of the winner will be based on merit of initiated member activities and whether they have received an award in the prior year. Nomination forms for this award: PDF, MS Word.

Outstanding IEEE Committee Award*

To recognize an active Committee that made through the year an outstanding performance in organizing many activities, meetings, seminars, workshops. Selection of the winner will be based on merit of initiated member activities and whether they have received an award in the prior year. There is typically one award per group; however, where there is insufficient merit. Nomination forms for this award: PDF, MS Word.

Recognition IEEE Ottawa Section

  • IEEE Regional Activities Board-RAB (currently Member and Geographic Activities-MGA Board), as the Outstanding Large Section, for 2004 Activities.
  • IEEE Canada – R7, as the Exemplary Large Section, for 2006 Activities. For more details, here is the full citation.
  • IEEE Canada – R7, as the Exemplary Large Section, for 2007 Activities. For more details, here is the full citation.
  • IEEE Regional Activities Board-RAB (currently Member and Geographic Activities-MGA Board), as the Outstanding Large Section, for 2010 Activities. For more details, here is the full citation.

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