"The award recognizes professionals in academia or industry who have conducted innovative research in engineering, geology or geophysics, and that research has been successfully applied to improve our economic and social well being."

The award may be made to an individual or a research team.


Recipient must be an APEGGA member

Has conducted the research in Alberta, though it may have been field tested or applied elsewhere

Scope and/or complexity of the research problem

Degree of innovation

Rigour and originality of methodology

Evidence of the quality of research through:
- Recognition by peers
- Patents

Dissemination of the research through one of the following:
- Presentation to professional and technical societies
- Published papers and reports in academic or trade journals

Evidence of the impact of the research as measured by at least one of the following:
- Use of research results by the engineering, geology or geophysics professions and/or the public

- Further research, development and application by others
- Transfer of the research into commercial products or services

The research may have been applied by the nominee(s) or by other professionals. However, nominees who have directed the process from problem to idea to hypothesis to research to application and evaluation will have an advantage in the judging process.


The intent of this award is to recognize and increase awareness of the excellent applied research in Alberta, and through that, encourage collaboration among professionals in academia and industry.


For the purpose of this award, engineering, geological and geophysical research shall be defined as: The application of innovative methods and approaches to solve an identified problem which results in novel products, processes, and/or services provided by the engineering, geology or geophysics professions.


Complete the nomination form in full and attach documents describing the nominee and his/her achievements which, in the opinion of the nominator, qualify the nominee for the award, together with such supporting evidence as the nominator may wish the Honours and Awards Committee and Alberta Ingenuity Fund Research Excellence Award to consider.

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