CDA Young Professional Award

Year 2022 was the inaugural award, on the occasion of the CDA celebrating 25 years.

The CDA Young Professional Award recognizes, celebrates, and acknowledges the contributions, engagement, and commitment of Young Professionals to the dam industry in Canada. This is awarded to individuals who are in their early career stages and demonstrate professional commitment in the dam industry, either through their technical achievements, volunteer work and/or community involvement. They exemplify CDA's mission by the way they develop their skills and expertise in dam engineering and management disciplines. 

Through the Young Professional Award, CDA aims to motivate the continuous development of young professionals and to attract them to the practice of dam engineering and the management of dams.

If you would like to nominate a CDA member for the 2023 CDA Young Professional Award, please complete the nomination form. Preferably, nominations should come from two CDA members in good standing.

Meet the 2022 recipients:

Louis-Philippe Grimard, Eng., M.A.Sc.
Louis-Philippe Grimard is a geotechnical engineer for SNC-Lavalin in Montreal where he designs, models and analyzes the stability and seepage of embankment structures. Mr. Grimard has a master's degree in mining engineering on tailings impoundments stability against static liquefaction. He contributed to the creation of the CDA Francophone Committee in 2021, which he currently chairs. He is also a member for the CDA Young Professionals Committee. Louis-Philippe presented a session at the CDA Conference in Saint John’s in 2022.


Tenaya Brown, MEng, EIT
Tenaya Brown is a dam safety engineer with Teck Resources at the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska. Tenaya provides engineering and governance expertise for operations and construction of the tailings facility and water retaining structures on site. Prior to Teck, he worked for an international consulting firm on tailings and mine reclamation projects throughout the America’s. Tenaya recently completed his M.Eng in Mining Engineering with an emphasis in mine waste management at the University of British Columbia and is a contributing author for the 2022 Tailings and Mine Waste Conference. He joined CDA in 2021 and is looking forward to continued involvement and volunteering opportunities with the association.


Young Professional Award - Nomination Form