July 17, 2023
Each year, CSA Group recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the world of standards through the presentation of the John Jenkins Award, the Award of Merit, and, for the fifth year, the Young Professional Award. Past winners hold these awards in high regard as they were nominated by their fellow members and peers.
John Jenkins Award
The John Jenkins Award is the most prestigious of the CSA Group Awards and recognizes individuals who, through their leadership, have fostered the development and advancement of standards, both nationally and internationally. We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2023 John Jenkins Award is Toby Lau. Congratulations, Toby!
Standards for energy efficiency, cybersecurity, and electric vehicles
Young Professional Award
The Young Professional Award was launched in 2019 for the 100th anniversary of CSA Group to recognize a young professional that has made outstanding contributions in the development and advancement of voluntary standards. We are pleased to announce two recipients of the 2023 Young Professional Award: Asma Arefeen and Elizabeth Cawley. Congratulations, Asma and Elizabeth!
Varcon Inc. Consulting Engineers
CSA S37, Antennas, towers, and antenna-supporting structures
Dr. Elizabeth Cawley
Standard for mental health and well-being for post-secondary students
Award of Merit
The Award of Merit is bestowed upon individual members for outstanding contributions and leadership in the development and advancement of voluntary standards. We are pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2023 Award of Merit:
Smith + Andersen
Standards for electrical safety for buildings and health care facilities
Agnew Peckham and Associates
Standards for health care facilities
|Dr. Ying-Hei Chui|
University of Alberta
Standards for forest products
Canadian Tire Corporation
Standards for organizational management and sustainability
Tuff Safety Solutions Canada, Ltd.
West St. Paul, Man.
Standards for worker and public safety
|Dr. Sylvie Dufresne|
Standards for medical device reprocessing
FortisBC Energy Inc.
Standards for alternative energy vehicles, transportation of dangerous goods, and mechanical industrial equipment safety
Emcara Gas Development Inc.
Standards for alternative energy vehicle
Ontario Power Generation
Standards for nuclear safety
AECOM Canada Ltd.
Canadian highway bridge design code
Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Standards for plumbing and accessible design for the built environment
St. John’s, N.L.
|J. K. (Jim) Steeves|
Standards for oil and gas pipeline systems