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. 

You are invited to share the names of those CDA members who deserve an EIC Award

Each year, the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) recognizes outstanding engineers amongst the membership of its constituent societies, both academic and industry-based members, at an awards gala. 

As a constituent society, CDA coordinates the nomination package with the nominator, and submits the nominations of CDA members to the EIC. 

Any EIC nominations for CDA members must be brought to the attention of CDA’s Honours and Awards Committee (typically by September 15), in line with CDA policy, for CDA Board approval during the October Board meeting.

The nominations of CDA members must come through the CDA and should not be submitted directly to the EIC from a CDA member, even in the case of members being part of CDA and another constituent EIC society; both societies/associations must give their approval for the EIC nomination(s). If this is not respected, the nomination will be turned down.

In general, the H&A Committee should be informed by September 15 at the latest for the intent of nominating a CDA member, or for more information on the process. 

Please feel free to contact the H&A Committee at awards@cda.ca for any further questions.

You are encouraged to consider nominating CDA’s most deserving members in a manner that reflects the diversity of the Canadian engineering community.

EIC Senior Awards and EIC Fellowships are awarded in recognition of excellence in engineering and service to the profession and to society. For more information on the EIC, including a list awards and of past award recipients, please visit the EIC website.


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