APEGA Early Accomplishment Award

This award is presented to APEGA members who are recognized by their peers for their integrity, expertise, and outstanding accomplishments in fields related to engineering or geoscience at an early stage in their professional career.
The 2022 Summit Awards nomination period has closed. Please check back in summer 2022 to nominate someone for the 2023 awards.

Nominating Someone for an Award

APEGA relies on its members and permit holders, and even the public, to nominate outstanding individuals in the professions. Nomination is always free, and you can submit as many nominations as you like. 

Learn more about the nomination process

Newly Revised Criteria as of 2020

Candidates for this award must:

  • Be 36 years of age or younger as of May 31, 2022
  • Be a current APEGA member in good standing
  • Have a minimum of 5 years' experience or accomplishments, with a minimum of 2 of those years in Alberta

Evaluation Considerations for the Early Accomplishment Award

Nominations are evaluated and scored for up to 100 points. Be sure to write your nomination to address as much of these criteria as possible for the best chance at being selected.

  1. Work-related Achievements (80 Points)
    1. Engineering or geoscience excellence within the profession, business or industry, or the education sector
  2. Service to the Profession (10 Points)
    1. Public education and understanding of the role of engineering and geoscience professionals in Alberta
    2. Active participation in engineering or geoscience associations, societies, institutes
    3. Leadership in the profession
  3. Service to the Community (10 Points)
    1. Active participation in commissions, voluntary organizations, community organizations and other paid or unpaid work beyond the profession
    2. Leadership in the community
    3. Enhancement of quality of life
  4. Personal and General Information (Not Scored)
    1. Education, publications, directorships, honours and decorations and other relevant information

Recent Recipients of the Early Accomplishment Award

Bipro Dhar, P.Eng., PhD

2020 Recipient

Jordan Johnsen, P.Eng.

2019 Recipient

Nashaat Nassar, P.Eng., PhD

2018 Recipient

Oliver R. Kohlhammer, P.Eng.

2017 Recipient