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Section IV — Other Items of Interest

Awards and Achievements

  • Aitken, J.  NRC-IAR
    Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute Trans Canada (McKee) trophy, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute
  • Arsenault, C., Duval, C., Newsham, G., Tosco, A., Veitch, J.  NRC-IRC
    2006 Taylor Technical Talent Award, for the paper "Task Lighting Effects on Office Worker Satisfaction and Performance, and Energy Efficiency," Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
  • Atif, M.  NRC-IRC
    Re-elected as Chairman of the International Energy Agency Executive Committee of the Energy Conservation for Buildings and Community Systems Programme (ECBCS), ECBCS
  • Baker, H.  NRC-IRC
    Fellowship of the EIC, nominated by the Canadian Geotechnical Society for his excellent service to the geotechnical and geoscience communities, Engineering Institute of Canada
  • Beaulieu, D., Brothers, M., Campbell, R., Chen, J., Chouinard, G., Delannoy, M. l., Dicaire, P., Djokic, D.,Ferguson, P., Fisher, K., Harrison, M., Hojjati, M., Kay, T., Kratz, J., Lalibert, J., Lalonde, J., Luteyn, A., Moyes, B., Octeau, M-A., Rogers, J., Shane, D., Tanguay, M., Yousefpour, A.  NRC-IAR
    Partnership Award 2006 with their partners on this project, Delastek, Bell Helicopter, Concordia University, and Pratt & Whitney Canada, Association de la Recherche Industrielle du Qubec (ADRIQ).
  • Black, R.  NRC-IRAP
    Fellow of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society
  • Blanchet, C., Newsham, G., Richardson, C., Veitch, J.  NRC-IRC
    2006 Walsh Weston Award, for the paper "Lighting Quality Research Using Rendered Images of Offices," Society of Light and Lighting
  • Borgeat, L., Poirier, G., Taylor, J., Blais, F., Cournoyer, L., Picard, M., Godin, G., Beraldin, J-A., Lahanier, C., Rioux, M.  NRC-IIT
    2nd prize, Scientific and Engineering Visualization Challenge 2006, National Science Foundation, USA
    Issue of "Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry," 30 May 2006 was dedicated to him.
  • Buriak, J.  NINT
    E. W. R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, NSERC
  • Caikang, K.F., Gu, E., Henry, S., Hernandez, M., Hesser, R., Hu, C., Jankovic, J., Martin, J. J., Vzquez, O. H., Veljkovic, M., Wang, H.  NRC-IFCI
    Public Service Award of Excellence, Public Service Commission
  • Charbonneau, S.  NRC-IMS
    Technology Partnership Award, Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI)
  • Corkum, P.  NRC-SIMS
    Killam Prize, Canada Council for the Arts
  • Corkum, P.  NRC-SIMS
    Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, American Physical Society
  • Corkum, P.  NRC-SIMS
    Honorary PhD, Acadia University
  • Crampton, G., Cunningham, H., Kim, A. NRC-IRC
    Federal Partners in Technology Transfer (FPTT) 2006 award for "the successful transfer and commercialization of the Compressed-air Foam fixed pipe technology," Federal Partners in Technology Transfer
  • D'Iorio, M.  NRC-IMS
    Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Royal Society of Canada
  • Erdogmus, H. NRC-IIT
    Appointed Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Software Magazine, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Software Magazine
  • Ferrie, A.   NRC-PBI
    Appointed National Correspondent for the International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB)
  • Gosselin, G.  NRC-IRC
    Fellowships of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Engineering Institute of Canada; Canadian Society of Civil Engineering.
  • Gupta, J.  NRC-IMS
    National Capital Institute for Telecommunications (NCIT) Under 40 Award for photonics research, Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI)
  • Hawrylak, P.  NRC-IMS
    Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Royal Society of Canada
  • Jahazzi, M.  NRC-IAR
    2006 Morris Cohen Award recognizing Outstanding Contribution to Failure Analysis of Aerospace components, Materials Integrity & Performance Section of the Canadian Metallurgical Society
  • Jennings, H. J.  NRC-IBS
    Prix Galien Canada (Research) 2006, Prix Galien Canada
  • Johnston, A.  NRC-IAR, Hubert, M. P.  McGill University
    Achievement Award for their contribution developments in Electron Beam Curing of Composite Materials structures, The Technical Collaboration Program (TTCP) Panel MAT TP6/TP7
  • Ledoux, J-J.  NRC-IMS
    CABI President's Award, Canadian Association of Business Incubators
  • Liu, H.C.  NRC-IMS
    IEEE Fellow, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Liu, F., Smallwood, G., Snelling, D.  NRC-ICPET
    Fast Breaking Paper, Distinction of having the highest percentage increase in citations among the top 1% of all Engineering papers indexed by ESI, Thomson Scientific – Essential Science Indicators
  • Luong, J.  NRC-BRI
    Walton Visitor Award, Science Foundation Ireland, Ireland, March 2007
  • MacDougall, B.  NRC-ICPET
    Elected Fellow, Electrochemical Society
  • Madej, A.  NRC-INMS
    NSERC Discovery Research Grant "High Resolution studies of a Single Trapped Ion and its Environment and Quantum State Manipulation", Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Magee, B.  NRC-IRC
    ASTM Award of Appreciation, for outstanding service to ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality, and Subcommittee D22.05 on Indoor Air, for organizing and chairing the 2004 Conference on Indoor Emissions Testing - Methods and Interpretation, and for his on-going service to Subcommittee D22.05 on Indoor Air, ASTM
  • McCreery, R.  NINT
    Ernest Yeager Award, Cleveland Electrochemical Society Section
  • McCreery, R.  NINT
    Alberta Ingenuity Scholar, Alberta Ingenuity
  • Moreau, C.  NRC-IMI
    lu  Fellow  de l'ASM International, ASM International
  • Moreau, C.   NRC-IMI
    G. MacDonald Young Award, American Society for Metals Canada Council (ASMCC)
  • Nowark, A.  NRC-IBD
    Governor General's Silver Medal, Governor General, May 2006
  • Paroli, R.  NRC-IRC
    CSASS Distinguished Service Award, Canadian Society for Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy
  • Proulx, G.  NRC-IRC
    Elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • Rogge, R.  NRC-SIMS
    Thirty From the Past Thirty Years Award, Brock University Alumni Association
  • Rowell, N., Baribeau, J.-M.  NRC-INMS, Lockwood, D.  NRC-IMS
    Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Top Papers of 2006, "Ge dots and nanostructures grown epitaxially on Si", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (JPCM)
  • Sabsabi, M.  NRC-IMI
    Certificate of Appreciation for High Scientific Level of the LIBS 2006 Program. Delivered by the previous chairman of the LIBS conferences, LIBS 2006
  • Smallwood, G.  NRC-ICPET
    Forest R. McFarland Award for serving with Distinction as a key contributor, Society for Automotive Engineers
  • Smith, I.  NRC-IBD
    Named a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of Winnipeg-Assiniboine
  • Smith, I.  NRC-IBD
    Honorary Professor, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, June 2006
  • Stetson, P.  NRC-HIA
    Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Royal Society of Canada
  • Sturgeon, R. NRC-INMS
    Maxxam Award for "distinguished contribution in the field of analytical chemistry while working in Canada", Canadian Society for Chemistry
  • Timco, G.  NRC-CHC
    Thirty from the Past Thirty, Brock University Alumni Association
  • Valzano, V., Beraldin, J.-A.  NRC-IIT
    1st prize category eScience, eContent Award Italy, Fondazione Politechnico di Milano, part of United Nations World Summit on information society
  • Veitch, J.  NRC-IRC
    Fellowship of the CPA, Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Viktor, H. L., Paquet, E.  NRC-IIT
    Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases Innovative Application Award for "Measuring to Fit: Virtual Tailoring through Cluster Analysis and Classification", ECML – PKDD, 17th European Conference on Machine Learning and the 10th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Berlin, Germany
  • Villeneuve, D.  NRC-SIMS
    Fellowship, American Physical Society, American Physical Society
  • Wickramasinghe, V., Zimcik, D. G.  NRC-IAR
    Achievement Award for their contributions to the TTCP-TP4 Operating Assignment on "Next Generation Active Buffeting Induced Stress Suppression System," The Technical Collaboration Program (TTCP)
  • Wood, B.  NRC-INMS
    Elected Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE
  • Wood, B.  NRC-INMS
    Astin Award 2006 — "Best Overall Paper at the 2006 Conference" (first Canadian to win the award), National Conference of Standards Laboratories International (NCSLI) Conference 2006
  • Wood, B.  NRC-INMS
    Chairmanship of CODATA Task Group on Fundamental Constants (first Canadian to hold the position), Scientific Committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU)
  • Wu, L.  NRC-INMS
    Vice-chair, CSC/IEC/TC29 Electroacoustics, Standards Council of Canada
  • Yousefi, A. M.  NRC-IMI
    Mention remarquable par la compagnie YAPP pour la formation en Chine, Compagnie YAPP

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General Inquiries: 306-975-5248

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General Inquiries: 780-492-8888
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General Inquiries: 519-430-7092
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General Inquiries: 613-993-9391
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General Inquiries: 613-949-7689
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National Research Council Canada
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Canadian Association of Income Funds
Montreal, Quebec

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Elmira, Ontario

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University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

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International Institute of Telecommunications
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Weyerhaeuser Ltd.
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Research and Technology
NOVA Chemicals Corporation
Calgary, Alberta

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Vice-President, Research and Development
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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Golder Associates Ltd
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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BESCO Holdings 2002 Inc.
Rothesay, New Brunswick

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Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering
University of Windsor, Ontario

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University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta

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Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
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