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Award Winners

Click on the name of the Award Winner in the table below to view details on all current and past winners of the Innovation Awards, David E. Mitchell Award of Distinction, and Encana Principal Award. Video footage is provided with the Award winner explaining his or her innovation for winners from 2003 on.

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2014
Dr. Paul Santerre Surface modifying macromolecules. These molecules are integrated with PICCs to effectively stop blood clots on patients receiving PICCS or any other plastic medical device. Principal Award Medical Science Toronto, ON Video Link
Dr. Tigran Galstian The Tunable Liquid Crystal Lens. An electric-manipulated lens used to eliminate the mechanical focus of cameras in smartphones. Award of Distinction Consumer Product Quebec, PQ Video Link
Charles Deguire The JACO® Robotic arm. Allows users with limited limb movement to perform daily tasks autonomously. Innovation Award Health Care Montreal, PQ Video Link
Glenn Cox The Rupture Seal™. Stopping ruptured leaks fast. Innovation Award Survival & Safety Charlettetown, PE Video Link
2013
Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie & Dr. Patrick McGrath The Strongest Families Institute. Tackling the challenge of providing mental health care from a distance. Principal Award Social Innovation Halifax, NS Video Link
Dr. Henry Luo AntiShock™ technology. New solutions for the complex problems facing the hearing impaired. Award of Distinction Medical Equipment Kitchener, ON Video Link
Dan Eisenhardt & Hamid Abdollahi Recon Instruments’ Heads-up Display (HUD). Innovation Award Consumer Product Vancouver, BC Video Link
Ifor Caine (Taffy) Davies Zafety Lug Lock®. Nuts for truck safety. A $2 solution from a novice inventor is saving lives. Innovation Award Mechanics Oakville, ON Video Link
2012
Geoffrey Auchinleck BloodTrack® – An Advanced Transfusion Management System. Principal Award Medical Vancouver, BC Video Link
Dr. Réjean Fontaine & Dr. Roger Lecomte The LabPET™ Digital PET Scanner. Award of Distinction Medical Science Sherbrooke, PQ Video Link
Kerry G. Green & Geoffrey G. Gyles Wolf Trax DDP Micronutrients. Innovation Award Agriculture Winnipeg, MB Video Link
Terence J. S. Bigsby ASPENWARE Compostable Wooden Cutlery. Innovation Award Environment Vernon, BC Video Link
2011
Dr. Philip Hill High-Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) of Natural Gas into Diesel Engines. Principal Award Environment Vancouver, BC Video Link
Mary Gordon Roots of Empathy: Evidence-Based Classroom Program to Build Caring, Peaceful and Civil Societies. Award of Distinction Medical Restoule, ON Video Link
Mark Morin Vortex Splash Guards: Low Spray, Aerodynamic Smart Mud Flaps. Innovation Award Technology Restoule, ON Video Link
Randall Marsden Cleankeys. Innovation Award Medical Edmonton, AB Video Link
2010
Dr. Werner Ens & Dr. Ken Standing Recognized for their transformational innovations in mass spectrometry. Principal Award Medical Science Winnipeg, MB Video Link
Dr. Donald Mavinic Developed a phosphorous recovery system to turn waste water into a valuable fertilizer, Crystal Green. Award of Distinction Industry Winnipeg, MB Video Link
Geoff Gosling DIRTT Connecting Wall System that facilitates customization of modular wall systems. Innovation Award Industry Calgary, AB Video Link
Ray Roussy The Sonic Drill - enabling faster and more environmentally friendly drilling. Innovation Award Industry Surrey, BC Video Link
2009
Dr. Robert Burrell "Acticoat - Silver-Coated Antimicrobial Dressings" to control infection and inflammation, enabling wounds and burns to heal faster. A first in the medical application of nanotechnology! Principal Award Medical Science Edmonton, AB Video Link
Cameron Piron The Sentinelle Vanguard Breast MR Auxiliary Table with Variable Coil Geometry along with 3D software, produces superior scans, to help radiologists diagnose breast cancer earlier. Award of Distinction Medical Science Toronto, ON Video Link
Brent King SPIDER Limb Positioner -- allows a surgeon to secure a patient's limb in optimum operating positions. Innovation Award Medical Equipment Calgary, AB Video Link
Jeffrey Quail Shocknife – a new training tool that elevates "edged weapon" attack training to an electrifying new reality. Innovation Award Survival & Safety Winnipeg, MB Video Link
2008
Janusz Pawliszyn Invented solid-phase microextraction (SPME), an environmentally friendly, convenient and efficient technology for collecting and extracting samples for chemical analysis. Principal Award Industry Waterloo, ON Video Link
Lee Danisch nventor of the ShapeAccelArray that detects subtle underground movements before they turn into landslides or structural failures impacting construction sites, bridges and buildings. Award of Distinction Measuring Devices Fredericton, NB Video Link
Philip & Arnold Hennessy Their patented innovation, the Flapperless, Tip-Bucket Toilet is designed to reduce the water wasted in conventional toilets through flapper valve leakage. Innovation Award Industry Toronto, ON Video Link
William Adams Developed a safe and efficient way to distribute drug samples. SmartSample® (US and Canadian patents pending) replaces traditional pharmaceutical samples with a specialized prescription that physicians can endorse and give to patients. Innovation Award Health Care Halifax, NS Video Link
2007
Dr. James Kennedy & Dr. Roy Pottier Discovered that 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) could be used with light therapy to treat pre-cancerous and other skin conditions. Outcomes of their work include, Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy, used to successfully treat the pre-cancerous skin condition, actinic keratosis, acne, and is being investigated for the treatment of other skin conditions, cancers and infections. Principal Award Medical Science Kingston, ON Video Link
Dr. En-hui Yang nvented and developed some of the worlds most widely used data compression technologies for digital communications. His innovations enable efficient data and image transmission saving time for tasks such as Web browsing, attachment downloads, and saving battery power in wireless devices. Award of Distinction Communications Waterloo, ON Video Link
Christopher D. McNamara Mr. McNamara is the visionary and lead architect of Siren ePCR™ Suite, the worlds most used electronic reporting system for paramedics and other first responders. His system replaces unwieldy paper forms with a tablet computer, securely connected via a wireless intranet to hospitals and 911 dispatch systems. Innovation Award Emergency Health Halifax, NS Video Link
Frank Schaedlich & Daniel Schneeberger Their revolutionary work in mercury monitoring lead to their development of the first practical continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) system. The Tekran® Series 3300 mercury CEM operates automatically 24/7, to detect various forms of the mercury in smoke stack gas. Innovation Award Environment Toronto, ON Video Link
2006
Dr. Lindsay Machan & Dr. William Hunter Developed a drug-delivery technique that has revolutionized the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD) and advanced the science of localized drug delivery. Over 1.8 million TAXUS TM paclitaxel-eluting stents were implanted in patients in the first two years after approval, helping treat CAD, a leading cause of cardiovascular disease. Principal Award Medical Science Vancouver, BC Video Link
Dr. Stuart Foster Developed an ultrasound microimaging system used around the globe in developmental biology, cancer and heart disease research. The system produces non-invasive images in real time, allowing researchers to track changes in great detail such as the blood vessels on a live mouse tumour, greatly enhancing the efficiency, humanity and time frame for research. Award of Distinction Medical Science Toronto, ON Video Link
Bradley Caruk Invented a way to give subway riders something to look at plus opening up revenue generation opportunities for subway system operators. SideTrack's technology works much like a children's flipbook, with a motion-sensitive lighting system illuminating pictures that riders on the train see as a moving picture. Innovation Award Industry Winnipeg, MB Video Link
John Guzzwell, Rod Hale & Patricia LeFeuvre Developed an automated technology, the iSYS Automated Red-Eye Removal system (ARER), that identifies and realistically recolours "red-eye" in images and is the industry standard used in thousands of photo kiosks, consumer printers, photo minilabs and large central processing labs. Innovation Award Industry St. John's, NL Video Link
2005
Dr. Lorne Tyrell Discovered a unique system to identify compounds with antiviral activity. The drug lamivudine was then shown by Dr. Tyrrell to be a very potent treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and was the first oral antiviral agent licensed to treat this global disease. Principal Award Medical Science Edmonton, AB Video Link
Wayd McNally Devised methods to effectively monitor the processing and packaging of consumer goods, through his patented wireless detecting products, such as the Crackless Egg and Smart Bottle. Problems in handling equipment may be quickly identified, reducing loss and maintaining product quality. Award of Distinction Industry Charlottetown, PE Video Link
Gabe Coscarella Solved the problem of sewage backup into homes and buildings with his patented Full-Port Backwater Valve that was instrumental in changing the National Plumbing Code of Canada. Innovation Award Industry Edmonton, AB Video Link
Robin Winsor Significantly advanced the process of capturing x-rays with his patented filmless digital radiography system. The Imaging Dynamics Company's XplorerTM technology provides a low cost quality digital image resulting in many benefits to the health care system. Innovation Award Industry Calgary, AB Video Link
2004
Murray Goldberg Developed WebCT, the world's first and most widely used Course Management System. WebCT has empowered educators to develop meaningful on-line learning experiences for students and put Canada on the map as the significant player in the global e-learning market. Principal Award Education Vancouver, BC Video Link
Dr. Garnette Sutherland Had the vision of integrating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) into the neurosurgical operating theatre. The Intra Operative MR System, produced by the Canadian company IMRIS, has changed the way neurosurgery can be done. Images throughout the surgery enhance intraoperative visualization, ensuring, for example, the complete removal of a tumor. Award of Distinction Medical Science Calgary, AB Video Link
Dr. Bob Lyons Conceived and patented Safety Turtle, a potentially life-saving wristband for children. The wireless device triggers a remote alarm when immersed in water such as a swimming pool or lake. Adaptable to protect pets, seniors, disabled persons, man overboard and as a flood alert. Innovation Award Survival & Safety Ottawa, ON Video Link
Ian MacDonald & Evian Macmillan Solved the No. 1 problem of diners everywhere — wobbly restaurant tables. Table Shox are self adjusting hydraulic glides or "table feet" that prevent tipsy tables. Read the News Release and Media Backgrounder for additional information Innovation Award Industry Port Coquitlam, BC Video Link
2003
Dr. Nancy Mathis Developed a unique non-invasive thermal effusivity sensor that determines the heat-transferring characteristics of a wide range of materials. Mathis Instruments Ltd.'s patented sensors are used by major companies around the world for unprecedented quality control of materials in the laboratory, during production and for the testing of finished goods. Principal Award Industry Fredericton, NB Video Link
Chris Griffiths Invented the patented Griffiths Active Bracing System, a one-piece glass fibre unit that forms the structural frame of all Garrison Guitars. The system produces the most affordable, high quality, solid wood acoustic guitar in the world, an instrument with superior sound and playability that makes beautiful music for professional recording artists and beginning players alike. Award of Distinction Music St. John's, NL Video Link
Kirk Swinimer Invented the original and only code-evaluated, engineered footing form for construction tubes that enables one worker to perform the integral pouring of the footing and the column. Bigfoot Systems' patented, cone-shaped, high-density plastic footing form is used by builders throughout Canada and exported worldwide. Innovation Award Consumer Product Chester, NS Video Link
Tim Edmonds Created the Air Chamber Crab Processor, a machine which provides a cost-effective, safe, and healthy method of removing meat from the hard-shell segments of crab. Edmonds' engineered machine has helped Canada's crab-processing industry more than double in size and is utilized in fish plants around the world. Innovation Award Industry Dartmouth, NS Video Link
2002
Mike Lazaridis & Gary Mousseau Designed the architecture for the BlackBerry, the first handheld, totally integrated, wireless e-mail system. BlackBerry is the world's leading wireless enterprise solution for mobile professionals to stay continuously connected to their corporate e-mail, while meeting the security and manageability requirements of IT departments. Principal Award Communications Waterloo, ON Video Link
Dr. Harold Jennings Spent nearly 25 years researching, developing and bringing to commercialization the world's first synthetic vaccine that protects infants against Group C meningitis - the most common form of the disease to strike youngsters. Award of Distinction Medical Science Ottawa, ON Video Link
Malcolm Jefferson Invented the Centric-Safe Haven bicycle child carrier, which enhances safety and makes cycling a shared experience by placing the child securely in the carrier in front of the adult rider. Innovation Award Consumer Product Ottawa, ON Video Link
Nancy Knowlton & David Martin Through their company SMART Technologies, Inc., developed the first interactive whiteboard system to provide touch control of computer applications, annotation over top of standard Windows applications and the ability to save these notes. Innovation Award Communications Calgary, AB Video Link
2001
Dr. Albert Leung Developed the micromachined, non-mechanical motion-sensing accelerometer. Smaller than a pencil eraser, it can be inexpensively produced for numerous applications. Principal Award Measuring Devices Burnaby, BC Video Link
Dr. Scott Tanner & Dr. Vladimir Barnov Developed the Dynamic Reaction Cell. The DRC eliminates unwanted chemical interference in plasma mass spectrometry and remains state of the art in terms of all analytical atomic spectrometry. Award of Distinction Industry Concord, ON Video Link
Barry Moore & Cody Slater Developed the GasAlert family of zero-maintenance detectors for monitoring hazardous gases. Innovation Award Survival & Safety Calgary, AB Video Link
James Ham Created the Ham Double Bass, a hand-crafted concert instrument that is "player friendly" with unmatched sound quality. Innovation Award Music Victoria, BC Video Link
Lance Matthews Invented a new medical crutch that frees both hands of people who have lower-leg injuries or disabilities. Innovation Award Health Care Mansfield, ON Video Link
2000
Dr. Pierre Côté Conceived and produced ZeeWeed, a unique filtration membrane that represents a revolution in water treatment. Principal Award Civil Engineering Oakville, ON Video Link
Dr. Abraham (Avi) Friedman Designed the Grow Home, a narrow-front rowhouse that has enabled Canadians with low annual incomes to become homeowners, and has become a model for sustainable and affordable housing in North America. Award of Distinction Industry Montreal, PQ Video Link
Fred Marsh Crafted the Marsh Flexible Goal Peg System, a safer method for holding goal nets in place. This successful system was adopted by the NHL and has been used exclusively since 1991. Innovation Award Survival & Safety Kamloops, BC Video Link
Quinn Holtby Developed a comprehensive oil well bore fluid containment system for drilling and service rigs known as the Kelly Kan/Katch Kan. Since awarded, Katch Kan Ltd. has added further components to create a complete zero spill system, adopted in over 52 countries. Innovation Award Industry Edmonton, AB Video Link
1999
Roman Baldur Created IBIS (Integrated Ballistics Identification System), a computer-enhanced bullet and cartridge identification system Principal Award Forensic Science Waterloo, ON Video Link
Dr. Norman Dovichi & Dr. Jianzhong Zhang Developed a successful High-Speed DNA Sequencer. Fully automated, it is able to produce DNA sequences approximately ten times faster than earlier technology. Award of Distinction Molecular Biology Edmonton, AB Video Link
Stanley Isbister Created the Gearless Angle Drive for adapting socket wrench sets to reach around corners. Innovation Award Consumer Product Saskatoon, SK Video Link
Tom Van der Weide Produced the Comfort Plus Anti-Fatigue Mat. Like its name indicates, the invention minimizes the fatigue experienced by workers who stand in stationary positions for prolonged periods of time. Innovation Award Consumer Product Edmonton, AB Video Link
1998
Dr. Jim Cavers Invented the Adaptive Digital Predistorter, a device which eliminates the distortion of a radio frequency amplifier while maintaining its power. The innovation was the basis of technology now used worldwide for new base-station amplifier designs. Principal Award Communications Vancouver, BC Video Link
Claude Coache, Jacob Denis & Fabien Milller Crafted the Cavity Monitoring System, a unit capable of producing a 3D image of an underground cavity. Award of Distinction Industry Montreal, PQ Video Link
Cliff Devine & Dan O'Connell Designed the Linemaster, a robotic arm for handling high voltage power lines more safely and efficiently. Innovation Award Electrical Oliver, BC Video Link
Paul Paglericcio Invented The Husher, an elastic muzzle training aid that teaches dogs to stop barking. Innovation Award Consumer Product Russel, ON Video Link
1997
Dr. James A. McEwen Invented the first microprocessor-controlled automatic tourniquet system for surgery. Today, commercial products based on the innovation are used in an estimated 20,000 surgical procedures daily, in more than 40 countries of the world. Principal Award Medical Science Vancouver, BC Video Link
Dr. Keith Slessor & Dr. Mark Winston Identified the chemical components of the queen bee pheromone. This allowed for the development of commercial products which could govern bee behaviour and thus dramatically increase pollination and crop yields. Award of Distinction Agriculture Vancouver, BC Video Link
James W. Halford Devised the Conserva Pak seed/fertilizer placement system, a machine capable of one-pass operations in undisturbed soil. This equipment has allowed for conservation tillage and decreased overall cropping costs in Canada, USA, and Australia Innovation Award Aviation Indian Head, SK Video Link
Ron Laswick Developed the Genesis II Resuscitator. This light hand-held ventilator meets all the requirements of demand or spontaneous breathing and mask purge. Innovation Award Survival & Safety Mississauga, ON Video Link
1996
Tim Collings Designed the V-Chip, a technology which permits parents to control the in-home television programming seen by their children. Principal Award Communications Burnaby, BC Video Link
Tad Sudol Designed, built, and licensed the Sand-Vac, a portable system which combines concentric coiled tubing and a jet pump to perform sand cleanouts of horizontal oil wellbores Award of Distinction Industry Edmonton, AB Video Link
Bernie Grahaam Advanced the built-in vacuum industry with his innovative add-on, the VacPan. This built-in dustpan permits easy cleanups from the kitchen and other floors, with the cleaning power of a central vacuum system. Innovation Award Consumer Product North Bay, ON Video Link
Vincent Thériault Created an innovative lifeboat: egg-shaped, totally enclosed, and made from reinforced fiberglass. Innovation Award Survival & Safety Grande Anse, NB Video Link
1995
Dr. Kenneth Hill Discovered photosensitivity resulting from the ultraviolet irradiation of optical fibers. Follow-up work on this innovation has led to many commercial applications. Principal Award Communications Ottawa, ON Video Link
John Swann Developed an emergency escape smoke hood for use by civilians caught in a fire. Innovation Award Survival & Safety Vancouver, BC Video Link
1994
Al Rorison Developed a complex train of equipment for removing the damaged surface of asphalt highways and repaving in a single pass. Principal Award Civil Engineering Vancouver, BC Video Link
Dr. Michael Scott Developed site-directed mutagenesis, a procedure that revolutionized the processes of research laboratories and pharmaceutical companies. Principal Award Molecular Biology Vancouver, BC Video Link
Dr. Michel Chrétien & Dr. Nabil Seidah Identified the first convertases; this identification promoted research leading to new approaches for treating cancer, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, epilepsy, and AIDS. Award of Distinction Molecular Biology Montreal, PQ Video Link
Dr. Toby Gilsig & Yves Payette Pioneered an innovative system of computer networking and distribution to improve all aspects of electrical outage restoration. Award of Distinction Electrical Longueuil, PQ Video Link
John Hollick Designed SolarWall, a solar heating system for use in both residential and commercial applications. An innovation ahead of its time, SolarWall systems are now installed in over 20 countries, counting Wal-Mart and the U.S. Army among their clients. Innovation Award Solar Energy Downsview, ON Video Link
Normand Morin Invented an ingenious system to clean moving conveyor belts used in mining, construction, and other industries. Innovation Award Industry Parry Sound, ON Video Link
1993
Dusanka Filipovic Patented the Blue Bottle technology, which eliminates emissions of CFCs from refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Principal Award Environment Toronto, ON Video Link
Dr. David Schindler Conducted definitive experiments leading to the banning of phosphates in detergents. Award of Distinction Environment Edmonton, AB Video Link
Frederick Dimmick Fashioned illuminated signs that are reliable, energy efficient and maintenance free. The technology has now been adapted for general lighting applications in kitchen cabinets, boats, and RVs. Innovation Award Electrical Parry Sound, ON Video Link
Yves Potvin Produced a successful line of meatless hot dogs and burgers which contain no cholesterol, are low in saturated fat, and contain no preservatives. Innovation Award Diet Vancouver, BC Video Link
1992
Dr. Kelvin Ogilvie Devised the gene machine, a ubiquitous and essential tool used by both frontier researchers and undergraduate students to study natural and modified DNA and RNA. Dr. Ogilvie furthermore developed the drug ganciclovir, crucially used in organ transplant surgeries to prevent organ rejection. Principal Award Molecular Biology Wolfville, NL Video Link
Dr. Raymond Lemieux Advanced understanding of carbohydrates and made major contributions in the synthesis of new antibiotics and blood group antigens. Award of Distinction Molecular Biology Edmonton, AB Video Link
Robert Dickie Developed a simple, safer, radically different electric plug for use with appliances, tools, and other residential and industrial applications. Innovation Award Consumer Product Newmarket, ON Video Link
Wendy Murphy Fashioned an infant evacuation stretcher that would enable quicker and safer rescue of babies in hospital emergencies. Innovation Award Health Care Toronto, ON Video Link
1991
Dr. Len Bruton Designed and developed electronic filters, used for many applications including the touch-tone telephone. Principal Award Communications Calgary, AB Video Link
Dennis Mraz Developed a direction changer for horizontal conveyor belts, now used in major mines across North America. Award of Distinction Industry Saskatoon, SK Video Link
Robert Lee & Dr. Guy Savard Developed and introduced a gaseous oxygen process for steel making, called shrouded tuyere technology Award of Distinction Industry Montreal, PQ Video Link
Alphonse Tardif Invented an ink jet laboratory timer. This compact instrument safely measures the speed of moving bodies in laboratory tests. Innovation Award Measuring Devices Levis, PQ Video Link
Maurice Coulombe Designed a system of trays for syringes to prevent accidental needle pricks to hospital workers. Innovation Award Health Care Charlesbourg, PQ Video Link
1990
Dr. Yoshio Masui Discovered two protein factors in the frog egg, significantly contributing to the understanding of cell division activities. This discovery had a major impact on cancer research, with recent anti-cancer drugs developed based on the knowledge of cell division mechanisms. Principal Award Medical Science Toronto, ON Video Link
Art Fentiman Invented a connector used in many of the world's largest space structures. Award of Distinction Civil Engineering Stittsville, ON Video Link
Dr. Alan Davenport Advanced understanding of the effects of wind on large structures. His contributions to the field continue at the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory at the University of Western Ontario. Award of Distinction Civil Engineering London, ON Video Link
Allen Wiebe Crafted a tool to remove and replace turf sweeper rubber fingers. Still used throughout the world, the invention is unchanged and remains the industry standard. Innovation Award Industry Calgary, AB Video Link
Brian Olson Developed a safer tractor hitch. This innovation and others have led his company, Power Pin Inc., to be the world's largest supplier of tractor-implement draw bar hitching components. Innovation Award Agriculture Regina, SK Video Link
1989
Dr. Frank Gunston Pioneered the total artificial replacement knee (Total Knee Arthroplasty) and donated his technology to medicine. Worldwide it has become one of the most used and successful orthopaedic operations. Principal Award Medical Science Brandon, MB Video Link
Donald Knudsen Conceptualized, designed, and manufactured an underwater, digital acoustic imaging system, Daisy. Award of Distinction Submarine Engineering Perth, ON Video Link
Rick Hansen Increased the world's awareness of the potential of people living with a spinal cord injury and other related disabilities through his Man in Motion World Tour. Award of Distinction Disability Vancouver, BC Video Link
Dennis Johnson Conceived and designed PetroTag, a system which accurately measures the liquid content of large storage tanks. Innovation Award Measuring Devices Saskatoon, SK Video Link
John Hards Devised a rotary veneer clipper used in the plywood industry. Innovation Award Industry Vancouver, BC Video Link
1988
Dr. Jean Dussault Formulated a method of testing infants for congenital hypothyroidism, thus saving children from irreversible mental disabilities. Principal Award Medical Science Sainte Foy, PQ Video Link
Dennis Covill Became, and along with the company he founded has remained, the world leader in the design and manufacture of solid-state, high powered radio transmitters. Award of Merit Communications Tantallon, NS Video Link
Dr. George Sinclair Advanced the development of specialized radio antennas and multicouplers: complex units which permit the connection of a number of radio transmitters and receivers. Award of Merit Communications Aurora, ON Video Link
1987
Dr. J. Keith Brimacombe Identified and solved problems in the metals processing industry using computerized mathematical analysis. Principal Award Industry Vancouver, BC Video Link
Dr. James R. McFarlane Made significant advances in the design of submarine vehicles and robotics. Award of Merit Submarine Engineering Port Moody, BC Video Link
Patrick Picker Designed and manufactured a flow microcalorimeter used in laboratories throughout the world. Award of Merit Measuring Devices Rock Forest, PQ Video Link
1986
Dr. Adolfo de Bold Isolated and identified a heart hormone, ANF. This discovery has had great significance in improving methods of treating high blood pressure and heart disease; as attested to in more than 15,000 scientific papers. Principal Award Medical Science Ottawa, ON Video Link
Dale Kramer Designed, produced and marketed one of the world's finest ultra-light aircraft. Award of Merit Aviation Pt. Colborne, ON Video Link
Don Arney Revolutionized the helicopter firefighting industry with his Bambi bucket, now the world standard in the industry. Award of Merit Firefighting Richmond, BC Video Link
1985
Dr. Jean-Marc Lalancette Developed a chemical process to make certain asbestos fibers safer. Principal Award Industry Sherbrooke, PQ Video Link
Dr. Hans R. Kivsild Developed ice platforms for petroleum drilling in the Canadian Arctic. Award of Merit Civil Engineering Calgary, AB Video Link
1984
Dr. Lorne A. Whitehead Invented the prism light guide system. Using electricity or sunlight the "light pipe" offers advantages over conventional illumination systems. Principal Award Electrical Vancouver, BC Video Link
Diane Dupay Created the Famous People Players, a theatre company proving that persons with developmental challenges can achieve high levels of self-expression and accomplishment. Award of Merit Disability Hamilton, ON Video Link
1983
Dr. Kenneth Kasha Devised a genetic system that led to the cultivation of barley and wheat in much less time than conventional breeding methods. Money from his Manning award was used in part to establish a perpetual scholarship for students in biotechnology. Principal Award Agriculture Guelph, ON Video Link
1982
Dr. Phil Gold Developed the first and still most widely used blood test for the diagnosis and management of certain types of cancer. Principal Award Medical Science Montreal, PQ Video Link