Other Awards

EIC Awards

The Engineering Institute of Canada, founded in 1887, recognizes outstanding achievements and service to the engineering profession through senior EIC awards and inducting EIC Fellows. These are the highest distinctions made by the Institute and are awarded to deserving members of its 14 constituent societies. 

Meet Jean-Pierre Tournier, ing., Ph.D., FEIC, Expert Consultant, Hydro-Québec
Recipient of the Engineering Institute of Canada 2022 K.Y.LO Medal, for significant engineering contributions at the international level. Nominated jointly by CGS and CDA.

Long-time CDA volunteer, Dr. Tournier has served on the CDA Board of Directors and the Dam Safety Committee, but perhaps is best known for his active role in the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), where he is chair of the technical committee on Embankment Dams and plays a major role in the Francophone Club. He works with Hydro-Quebec out of Montreal.

His rich career involved him as a designer, project leader and project manager in virtually all of the hydroelectric developments in Quebec, including Eastmain, Opinaca, La Grande and Laforge-1 for the James Bay Project. He has participated on expert panels and as a specialist advisor for numerous other dam projects across Canada; and has authored or co-authored over fifty technical papers.




Most Promising Professional Award

1997 - Marcia MacLellan

Innovation Award

1996 - Dr. Bo Chandra

Appreciation Award

1997 - Christian Guillaud
2001 - Garry Poole
2009 - Barry Hurndall