EIC Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Engineering Institute of Canada

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Award Details

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. 

The Sir John Kennedy Medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding services rendered to the engineering profession, or of noteworthy contributions to the science of engineering, or to the benefit of the Institute. Awarded once every two years.

The Julian C. Smith Medal recognizes achievement in the development of Canada. Up to two medals may be awarded each year.

The K.Y. Lo Medal recognizes significant engineering contributions at the international level. One medal may be awarded annually.

The John B. Stirling Medal is awarded for leadership and distinguished service at the national level within the Institute and/or its Member Societies, by members of these Societies. One medal may be awarded annually.

The Canadian Pacific Railway Medal recognizes many years of leadership and service by members of the Societies within the Institute at the regional, branch and section levels. Since 1990, one medal may be awarded annually.

Up to 20 members of EIC constituent societies are awarded EIC Fellowships by the Council of the Institute in recognition of their excellence in engineering and their services to the profession and to society.

Honorary Memberships are offered to non-members of the Institute and its Member Societies (including non-engineers) elected by the Council of the Institute for having achieved outstanding distinction through service to engineering and the profession of engineering in Canada.

Previous Award Winners


  • Rehan Sadiq, Fellow (UBCO School of Engineering) 


    Dharma Wijewickreme, John B. Stirling Medal (Civil Engineering)


  • Savvas G Hatzikiriakos, Fellow (Chemical and Biological Engineering)


  • Dharma Wijewickreme, Fellow (Civil Engineering)

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