ASCE AWARDS

Harold R. Peyton Award (ASCE)

 
This award is a memorial to the outstanding professional accomplishments of Harold R. Peyton, F.ASCE, and to stimulate awareness and interest in the challenges of cold regions engineering. It was established by the Board of Direction in October 1988.  The award is made to a member of the Society who has made outstanding contributions to cold regions engineering or to a basic understanding of cold environments, including dissemination of knowledge of cold climate technology through publishing innovative technical or research papers.

 



         Dr. Ettema has provided service to ASCE and IAHR in addition to many scientific boards and panels of experts. He is a past Editor of the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering and currently serves as an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering.
Rob has a distinguished career of laboratory research, physical modeling, experimentation, teaching, administration, mentoring graduate students, and extensive publication in the fields of ice mechanics, cold regions hydraulics, river engineering, sediment transport, hydraulic structures, and engineering history.




















Can-Am Award (ASCE)

 
This award was established by ASCE in April 1972 by the initiative and endowment of James A. Vance, Hon. M.ASCE. The objective of the CAN-AM Civil Engineering Amity Award is to give recognition to those civil engineers who have made outstanding and unusual contributions toward the advancement of professional relationships between the civil engineers of the United States of America and Canada.  The award may be made annually to a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) or the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) for either a specific instance that has had continuing benefit in understanding and good will, or a career of exemplary professional activity that has contributed to the amity of the United States of America and Canada.

 



         Dr. Brian Morse, Ph.D, P.Eng obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1990 at the civil engineering department of the University of Ottawa. He joined the Civil and water engineering department at Université Laval after 5 years of professional experience with the Canadian coast guard. His research work is focusing on fluvial hydraulics, river engineering, ice processes, and river modeling. Dr, Morse is a prominent figure in the Canadian engineering design community, he has shown a strong desire to share his knowledge and to cooperate with North American organisations such as the Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) and the International Joint Commission Study Team on flooding on the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain.






















CANADIAN PERMAFROST ASSOCIATION AWARDS


Hugh M. French Award (CPA)

 
This award, created by the Canadian Permafrost Association (CPA) in 2019, recognizes outstanding contributions to permafrost science and/or periglacial geomorphology over a career. It is named in honour of Professor Hugh M. French for his impacts on the field as a scientist, for his contributions to education through his textbook The Periglacial Environment, for his development of the domain through the founding of the journal Permafrost and Periglacial Processes which he edited for 16 years, and for his leadership within Canada and as President of the International Permafrost Association. The recipient is chosen by a Selection Committee or the Board of the CPA.

 



         Professor Michel Allard (Université Laval) is the first recipient of the Hugh M. French award. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 papers in scientific journals and more than 50 reports relating to the impact of permafrost on communities and infrastructure. He has mentored over 120 students, inspiring the next generation of northern scientists. He is particularly well-known for his engagement with indigenous groups to solve the problems of northern communities relating to permafrost and hazards. He previously received the Government of Canada Northern Science Award (2006), the Canadian Polar Medal (2015) and the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research (2017).



















Mackay Lecture (CPA)


 
This lecture, named in honour of Canada’s pre-eminent permafrost expert, the late Professor J. Ross Mackay, is given at each Canadian Permafrost Conference. It was established by the Canadian National Committee for the International Permafrost Association (CNC-IPA) in 2015 and is now jointly awarded with the Canadian Permafrost Association (CPA).  The recipient can be at any career stage and is chosen jointly by the CPA Board and members of the CNC-IPA based on research excellence in permafrost studies.

 

         Dr. Chris Burn, D.Sc. is Chancellor’s Professor of Geography at Carleton University and is well-known in Canada and internationally for his many publications on ground ice, permafrost and climate change. He has worked extensively in the Yukon and NWT as well as on Svalbard. He collaborated closely with Professor Mackay for many years at field sites in the Mackenzie Delta and continues these studies, extending them to unprecedented durations. His research was recognized by an NSERC Senior Northern Research Chair (2002-2012), and by several awards, including the Permafrost and Periglacial Processes Award (2014), and the Canadian Polar Medal (2018). He is currently Senior Vice-President of the International Permafrost Association and will assume the presidency in 2020.