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CSA names award winners at annual meeting in New Brunswick

St. Andrews by-the-Sea, NB -- The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) honoured several candidates at a special awa...


St. Andrews by-the-Sea, NB — The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) honoured several candidates at a special awards ceremony during its annual general meeting in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, N.B., on June 17, 2003.

The following received CSA awards of merit:

Michael Hopkins for his professional leadership and dedication towards the development of consensus-based Canadian and North American harmonized standards for wire and cable over the last 15 years.

Marcel Chabot for his dedication, expertise and his passionate support of the consensus process in the development of wire and cable standards over the last 25 years.

Richard Grant, P.Eng., for his significant contributions, strong leadership, guidance and technical expertise in advancing Canada’s offshore structural standards and the harmonization of the existing Canadian standards with those of the International Standards Organization (ISO).

Gus Goba for his leadership, dedication, expertise, technical excellence and devotion to standards in the field of electrical insulation.

Tom C. McCavour in recognition for his exceptional contribution and superior leadership in the development of structural and construction product standards.

Arvin Hille for his exceptional leadership and devotion to the development of chain saw safety standards in both Canada and the United States. Hille has been involved in the design and development of chain saw related products for nearly 35 years.

Linda Jakeman for her outstanding leadership, dedication and expertise in the advancement and promotion of CSA standards in the field of sterilization and the development of CSA’s standard on infection control during construction and renovation of health care facilities.

Richard Grant, P.Eng., for his significant contributions, strong leadership, guidance and technical expertise in advancing Canada’s offshore structural standards and the harmonization of the existing Canadian standards with those of the International Standards Organization (ISO).

Jake Abes, P.Eng., for his commitment, outstanding expertise and leadership in the development and advancement of standards for the oil and gas pipeline industry over the last 20 years. Abes’ principal interests lie in ensuring environmental protection and workplace and public safety through the proper design, construction and operation of pipelines.

Paul Young for his significant contributions, leadership and expertise in developing standards and programs for nuclear reactor commissioning, operation, nuclear safety, and quality assurance.

John K. Chan, P. Eng., for his technical excellence and leadership in the development, advancement and application of standards relating to insulators and the Canadian Electrical Code Part III.

Madiha El Mehelmy Kotb for her advocacy, expertise and dedication towards the development of safety regulations, codes and standards for boilers, pressure vessels and Candu nuclear power plants over the past 20 years.

E.H.(Erni) Wiebe, P.Eng., for his significant contribution and strategic leadership in the development of key standards related to electrical engineering and the Canadian Electrical Code Part III.

James Dunsmuir, P.Eng., for his outstanding leadership and expertise in the development of strategies and standards addressing the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities.

David Lucas for his technical expertise, exceptional efforts, patience and leadership in the development and advancement of CSA Z96-02, High Visibility Safety Apparel.

Also, Tom Slimmon was named the winner of the 2003 John Jenkins Award of Excellence. The award is the most prestigious honour bestowed by CSA. Slimmon received it for his outstanding leadership, passion and dedication in the development and advancement of pipeline standards.