APEGA Environment and Sustainability Award

This award is presented to members of APEGA who have demonstrated excellence in the application of engineering or geoscientific methods towards preservation of the environment and the practice of sustainable development.
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

Evaluation Considerations for the Environment and Sustainability 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. Project Description and Systemic Issues (30 Points)
    1. Description of project along with its inherent issues and degree of complexity
    2. Summary of conception, design and execution of project
  2. Environmental Impact (30 Points)
    1. Magnitude of project both within Alberta, Canada or beyond
    2. Whether it was achieved in a manner that promoted sustainable development and/or minimized environmental impacts
  3. Application of Professional Skills (30 points)
    1. Has the project advanced the field of engineering or geoscience?
    2. Applications for future engineering/geoscience projects?
    3. Enhanced Alberta’s economic or social wellbeing?
  4. Project Location (10 Points)
    1. Projects within Alberta will be given priority with projects located outside Alberta considered with a significant professional contribution from APEGA Members
    2. Projects outside of Alberta may be considered in which case they must include a significant professional contribution from APEGA Members
    3. Project must be completed or have reached a significant degree of completion in the award year with project leader or company responsible for the project being a Member of APEGA

Recent Recipients of the Environment and Sustainability Award

The Bioengineering Demonstration and Education Project

2020 Recipient

Jeff Rent, P.Eng.

2019 Recipient

Fort McMurray Wildfire Cleanup 

2018 Recipient

Quest Carbon Capture and Storage Project 

2017 Recipient