Peter Halliday Award for Service

This award recognizes CDA members for their valued contributions and outstanding commitment to the advancement of the Association. The award is offered annually to one or more members of CDA. Recipients are:


2004 - Clare Raska
2004 - El-sayed Ismail
2005 - Marion Houston
2005 - Joe Groeneveld
2006 - Yousef Hammamji          
2006 - Mona Bechai
2007 - Tony Chislett
2007 - Will Jolley
2008 - Perry Mitchelmore
2009 - Andy Zielinski
2010 - Johanne Bibeau

  2011 - W.G. (Bill) Duncan
2011 - Alan Boom
2012 - Bob Barnes
2012 - Garth Haack
2013 - Michel Dolbec
2014 - Andy Small
2015 - Allan Kirkham 
2016 - Gilles Bourgeois
2017 - Tony Bennett
2018 - Terry Oswell

CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 16, 2018 in Quebec City at the annual awards gala.

Terry Oswell - 2018
After graduating from UBC in Civil Engineering in 1996, Ms. Oswell started working at BC Hydro on the construction of the Stave Falls powerplant.  Over the next decade, she would explore other opportunities working in New Zealand with Damwatch and with SNC-Lavalin on projects in Indonesia.  She obtained her Master’s in Engineering Geology from the University of New South Wales and then returned to BC Hydro in 2007 as the Dam Safety Program Engineer. 

For more than 10 years, she has been very active with the CDA, participating on numerous working groups and the Board of directors; and making technical presentations or acting session chair at CDA conferences.  Ms. Oswell has earned a reputation as someone who is always willing to get involved.

Ms. Oswell’s most significant contribution to CDA is her involvement in the CDA Dam Safety Review Workshops.  Since the formation of the working group on Dam Safety Reviews, she has been a key figure in all areas including leading the direction of the work, providing technical expertise, and doing the leg work to produce results.  As the lead for the Dam Safety Review Working Group, she has been crucial to the delivery of 15 workshops including one in French at the 2018 CDA conference and is one of the driving forces behind the publication of the Technical Bulletin on Dam Safety Reviews.

2018 Peter Halliday Award
Terry Oswell with CDA President Bob Patrick, P.Eng.