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2017 Awards Nomination Information and Instructions

 

Outstanding Canadian Biomedical Engineer

This CMBES Award was established in 1989 and is presented to a Canadian biomedical engineer who has made outstanding contributions in the field of biomedical engineering. Such achievements can be in the form of scientific or technical developments as well as a broad-spectrum of areas such as leadership, service and organizational skills that contributed to the improvement of health care delivery in Canada, or prominence in organizations concerned with biomedical engineering at the national or international level. Achievements for consideration shall have taken place during the three years immediately preceding the award year.

A potential candidate must be a professional engineer who is a member in good standing of CMBES and actively engaged in biomedical engineering activity in Canada. The award consists of a certificate, which will be presented annually at the CMBES Conference. This award will be made only if a worthy candidate is proposed.

Click here to view a list of past recipients.

 

Outstanding Canadian BMET

This CMBES Award was established in 1982 and is presented to a Canadian BMET to recognize excellence in the field of biomedical engineering technology. This award is presented to a technician or technologist who has distinguished him or herself in one or more of the following areas:

  • scientific or technical abilities
  • exceptional service and/or technical skills
  • outstanding contributions to the improvement of health care technology

Notoriety in the profession of biomedical engineering technology at the national and/or international level.

A nominee must be a certified BMET or eligible for certification as a BMET and must be a member in good standing of the Society. The nominee must be actively engaged in some form of biomedical engineering technology in Canada. Achievements for consideration shall have taken place during the three years immediately preceding the award year. The award will be made only if a worthy candidate is proposed and will consist of a certificate that will be presented annually at the CMBES Conference.

Click here to view a list of past recipients.

 

Early Career Achievement Award

This CMBES Award, established in 2007, is intended to recognize young professionals who have demonstrated outstanding performance and achievement in the early stages of their career. To be eligible for this award a candidate must be a CMBES member who graduated from a College or University program related to biomedical engineering in the broadest sense and has been working in the field for a maximum of 5 years. This award will be presented to an individual who has consistently demonstrated exceptional skills in such areas as: client services, technical performance, sophisticated scientific or technology development.

Click here to view a list of past recipients.

 

Special Membership Recognition/Honours

The CMBES Awards Committee is seeking nominations of members to whom Special Status should be awarded. Special Membership status is awarded only to distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to the profession of biomedical engineering and to the Society in particular. Nominations for Special Membership status are being sought in the following three categories:

 

CMBES Lifetime Achievement Awards

The CMBES recognized two Society members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of biomedical engineering with Lifetime Achievement Awards. The awards were presented at the World Congress in Toronto, June 2015.

Click here to view a list of past Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.

 

Fellow

A fellowship may be conferred by the CMBES Executive, upon recommendation of the Awards Committee, to a member of the Society with an exceptional record of accomplishments and service to biomedical engineering whether in practice, development or research. The accomplishments shall have contributed to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology, and in so doing, bringing significant value to the Society and the profession. The candidate shall have been a full member of the Society for a minimum of 10 Years. Fellows, upon retirement are exempt from paying fees and retain their privileges in the Society.

Click here to view a list of past Fellows.

 

Emeritus

Emeritus status is conferred by the Executive, upon recommendation of the Awards Committee, to an experienced and distinguished member of the Society, who has substantially retired, for outstanding achievement and contributions throughout his or her career. This honour recognizes individual excellence and years of exceptional dedication, leadership, loyalty and service to the profession. Society Emeritus members are exempt from paying membership fees, but are no longer voting members.

Click here to view a list of Emeritus members.

 

Honorary Member

Honorary membership is a significant honour bestowed by the Executive, upon recommendation of the Awards Committee to an extraordinary individual, who is not a member of CMBES, but has distinguished him or herself by contributing to the objectives of the Society or has performed meritorious service on behalf of the Society. Honorary Members do not pay dues nor do they have voting rights in the Society.

Click here to view a list of Honorary Members

 

Nomination Process

Both the Primary nomination form and the seconder's form should be submitted through the CMBES Network.

 

 

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