CSA Announces Dr. Morris Milner as the 2007 Recipient of the Prestigious John Jenkins Award

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Canada's
leading developer of standards and codes, today officially announces Dr.
Morris (Mickey) Milner, President and CEO of htx.ca - The Health Technology
Exchange as the recipient of the 2007 John Jenkins Award. The Award is CSA's
most prestigious honour, bestowed upon the person who is judged to have
rendered distinguished service in the development, advancement, and
application of voluntary standards.
    The 2007 John Jenkins Award was presented to Dr. Milner, Ph.D, D.Sc.,
P.Eng., C.C.E. of Toronto, Ontario by Daniel Gagnier, Chair of the Board, CSA
Group at a special awards ceremony held during the CSA Annual Conference in
Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Morris Milner has served with distinction for more
than 30 years on the CSA Technical Committee on Technology for Persons with a
Disability and on the Subcommittee on Electrical Aids for the Physically
Handicapped. From 1988 to 1996, Dr. Milner was also a Member of the Technical
Committee on Orthopaedic Implants. Additionally, he has served on CSA's Board
of Directors and the Standards Policy Board.
    "CSA could not have asked for a more dedicated volunteer," says Pat
Keindel, President, Standards, Canadian Standards Association. "Dr. Milner's
unwavering resolve, combined with his gentle persuasion, has made him a
champion for the development of standards that continue to help improve the
lives of persons with disabilities. Thanks to his efforts, the world in which
we live has been greatly enriched as persons of all abilities are able to join
together in a more inclusive society."
    Dr. Morris Milner is a Fellow of the Canadian Medical and Biological
Engineering Society and of RESNA - Society for the Advancement of Assistive
and Rehabilitative Technologies and was a member of RESNA's Board and Chair of
its Committee on International Affairs. Dr. Milner has served as an
international advisor/expert for many international conferences and projects
such as the Horizontal European Activities in Rehabilitation Technology
(HEART). He has also been involved with ISO/COPOLCO, strongly supporting its
guidelines on initiatives addressing the needs of older persons and persons
with disabilities, which are now used as the basis for both European and
international standardization activities. Nationally, Dr. Milner served on the
Minister of Industry's Advisory Committee on Assistive Devices and Persons
with Disabilities. Since 1978, he has held academic appointments at the
University of Toronto in several departments and is now Professor Emeritus.
Throughout his illustrious career, he has been a prolific author of papers and
presentations, many of these exploring standards and standardization.

    About the John Jenkins Award

    The John Jenkins Award is CSA's most prestigious honour. Nominations for
the Award are open to individuals who have: shown leadership in various areas
- through personal involvement over a period of years - in the development,
advancement, and application of voluntary standards; encouraged the
development and advancement of standards both nationally and internationally;
and through foresight and action, helped to substantially advance the arts and
sciences related to standardization. CSA employees are not eligible.
    Established in 1978 in memory of Dr. John Jenkins, the award commemorates
the devotion and commitment demonstrated by Dr. Jenkins' more than 27 years of
voluntary service to CSA and standards development. Dr. Jenkins immigrated to
Canada from England in 1912 and went on to graduate from the University of
British Columbia in 1923 as the country's first Forest Engineer. He served as
a Colonel and Director of Military Planning at Defence Headquarters during
World War II and, before his retirement in 1966, he was Director of the Forest
Products Research Branch for the Federal Department of Forestry.
    During his time with CSA, Dr. Jenkins served as President - now Chairman
of the Board - from 1967 to 1969, Chairman of the Standards Policy Board from
1969 to 1977, and Chairman of all major Standards committees related to lumber
and building products. On June 19, 1975, Dr. Jenkins was inducted as an
Honorary Member of CSA in recognition of his outstanding service. He passed
away at his Ottawa home on November 7, 1977.

    About CSA

    Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a membership association serving
industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in Canada and the
global marketplace. CSA aims to enhance public safety, improve quality of
life, preserve the environment and facilitate trade. The Canadian Standards
Association is a division of CSA Group, which also consists of CSA
International for product testing and certification, OnSpeX for consumer
product evaluation services, and QMI for management systems registration. For
more information visit www.csa.ca

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For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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