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 Laval University 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.