OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Engineers Canada is pleased to announce
that 11 professional engineers will receive the Queen Elizabeth II
Diamond Jubilee Medal at a special dinner being held on February 28,
2013, at the Canadian War Museum.
The commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the
60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne
as Queen of Canada. The medal serves to honour both Her Majesty for
her service to Canada, and to honour significant contributions and
achievements by Canadians.
"Sixty thousand deserving Canadians have been recognized during this
past year of celebration," said Engineers Canada's president, Catherine
Karakatsanis, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng., "Our 37 recipients very much deserve
to be part of this distinguished group, having contributed and
dedicated service to their peers, to their community and to the country
through their work in engineering."
Those present at the dinner to receive the medal are:
Michael Ball, FCAE, FEC, P.Eng.
Peter Hiscocks P. Eng.
Suzelle Barrington, FIC, ing., agr.
Fassi Kafyeke, ing.
Thomas Chau, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Raymond J. Mantha, B.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Darrel Danyluk, FEC, P.Eng., FCSCE, FEIC
Gerald McGee, P.Eng.
R. Frank Davis, FEC, P.Eng.
Milica Radisic, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Serge Gendron, ing.
Along with the recipients at the ceremony, Engineers Canada and our
constituent associations have awarded an additional 26 medals across
the country for a total of 37 medals. For a full list of recipients,
please see the attached backgrounder.
Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 provincial and
territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering in
Canada and license the country's more than 250,000 members of the
engineering profession. Engineers Canada is the business name of the
Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.
- The Diamond Jubilee Medal -
Canada is marking the 60th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Queen of
Canada. The Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to
honour Her Majesty's dedicated service to our country. At the same
time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by
Canadians. The medal program is part of the Diamond Jubilee Year
celebrations, organized by the Government of Canada.
Commemorative medals, such as the Diamond Jubilee Medal, are established
from time to time within the Canadian Honours System to mark special
anniversaries or occasions. Since 1967, several Canadian commemorative
medals have been created, including two Jubilee medals marking key
anniversaries in Her Majesty's reign as Queen of Canada (the Silver
Jubilee Medal in 1977 and the Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002). Other
commemorative medals include the Canadian Centennial Medal (1967) and
the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal (1992).
Engineers Canada and its constituent association are proud to celebrate
the accomplishments of the following professional engineers:
Captain Mark Adams P.Eng.
Michael Ball FCAE, FEC, P.Eng.
Suzelle Barrington FIC, ing., agr.
Naseem Bashir P.Eng.
Paul Blanchard P.Eng., FEC
Dr. James A. Blatz FEC, P.Eng.
Dr. Kirk C. Brown P.Eng.
Thomas Chau Ph.D., P.Eng.
Sheldon Cherry P.Eng.
Hollis B. Cole P.Eng., FEC
Darrel Danyluk FEC, P.Eng., FCSCE, FEIC
R. Frank Davis FEC, P.Eng.
John G. Evans P.Eng., FEC.
Dr. Gary Faulkner P.Eng.
Serge Gendron ing.
Philip Henry Borgel, P.Eng.
Peter Hiscocks P.Eng.
T. Edward Hoeve P.Eng.
Fassi Kafyeke ing.
Pierre Lassonde MBA, P.Eng.
Raymond J. Mantha B.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Gerald McGee P.Eng.
Karim W. Nasser, Ph.D., P.Eng., FCSCE, FASCE
Roger Nicolet ing.
Frank Parslow FEC, P.Eng.
Milica Radisic Ph.D., P.Eng.
Dr. Leslie T. Russell FEC, P.Eng.
Al Schuld FEC, P.Eng.
Edward H. Smith P.Eng., NBLS, FEC
Catherine Stewart FEC, P.Eng.
Kim Sturgess P.Eng.
William R. Sutherland FEC, P.Eng.
Vincent Y.Y. Tam P.Eng.
J. Richard Trimble FEC, P.Eng.
Pieter Van Vliet P.Eng., FCAE, FEIC, FCSME, FEC, FCSSE
H. Neil Windsor P.Eng., FEC, FCAE, FCSCE
Danielle W. Zaïkoff ing.
The Nomination Process and Medals Ceremonies
The nomination process for the Diamond Jubilee Medal was launched in
fall 2011. To ensure that a wide range of endeavour is recognized,
partners to the medal program have been invited to nominate candidates
from their communities or organizations for this national honour.
To be eligible for the medal, a person must be a Canadian citizen or a
permanent resident of Canada. They must have made a significant
contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community
within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada.
The medal program is administered by The Chancellery of Honours, which
is part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General.
The medal, which is composed of nickel silver and features a proof
finish was designed and produced by the Royal Canadian Mint and
developed by the Canadian Heraldic Authority at the Chancellery of
Honours at Rideau Hall.
The obverse depicts a crowned image of the Queen, in whose name the
medal is bestowed. The reverse marks the 60th (diamond) anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne. The
Diamond Jubilee is depicted by the large central diamond, by the
background diamond pattern, and by the dates 1952 and 2012. The
imagery includes the Royal Cypher (the Royal Crown and the letters EIIR
for Elizabeth II Regina), Canadian maple leaves, and the motto VIVAT
REGINA ("Long live The Queen!").
The ribbon reflects a new arrangement of the blue, red and white colours
of the 1953 Coronation Medal, the 1977 Silver Jubilee Medal, and the
2002 Golden Jubilee Medal.
SOURCE: Engineers Canada
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