The Engineering Medal

Awarded in several categories, the medal recognizes professional engineers who have improved our quality of life through the ingenious application of their engineering skills.

The Engineering Medal is given to association members who have contributed substantially to advancing the engineering profession in any of its branches. Recipients' achievements are significantly above the normally high standards of the profession.

The Engineering Medal is awarded in the following categories:

Engineering Excellence - recognizing overall excellence in the practice of engineering, where the innovative application of engineering knowledge and principles has solved a unique problem, led to advanced products, or produced above-average results.

Management - for managing and directing engineering projects or enterprises, where innovative management practice has contributed significantly to the overall excellence of the engineering achievement.

Research and Development - for using new knowledge in developing useful, novel applications, or advancing engineering knowledge or applied science, or discovering or extending any of the engineering or natural sciences.

Entrepreneurship - for applying new technologies or innovative approaches that have enabled new companies to get started, and/or assisted established companies to grow in new directions. The engineer should have demonstrated the initiative, energy and spirit it takes to seek out new ideas and to take a leading role in fostering and promoting them.

Young Engineer Award - for outstanding young Ontario engineers, who have made exceptional achievements in their chosen fields. To be eligible for nomination in the Young Engineer Award category, a candidate must:

  • be no older than 35 years of age as of December 31 in the year the nomination is submitted;
  • and have demonstrated excellence, not only in career, but also in community and professional participation.

The presentation of this award is also aimed at furthering public understanding of the professional engineer's role in society.