APEGA Research Excellence Award

This award is presented to an individual, team, or project that has conducted research in engineering and geoscience that has improved our economic and social well-being.

Past Recipients of the Research Excellence Award


Nader Mahinpey, P.Eng., PhD

2019 Recipient


Yang Gao, P.Eng., PhD

2018 Recipient

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 

You can download a nomination template file to help you develop your nomination and make sure that nothing important is missed. You do not have to use this template, but you do need to make sure you include all the information that the template includes.

Download the Research Excellence Award Nomination Template (DOCX)

Evaluation Considerations for the Research Excellence 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. Problem Description (15 points)
    • Summary of the research
  2. Nature of the Research (30 points)
    • Originality, creativity and significance of the research
  3. Dissemination of gained knowledge (30 points)
    • What are the benefits of said research?
    • How will they benefit society, the professions?
  4. Evidence of impact (25 points)
    • External recognition (through papers, presentations, awards, recognition by professional associations)
    • Internal recognition (through recognition by employer, educational institution)
    • Impact on the field
Deadline for Summit Award nominations is September 15, 2019.