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Nominating Members and Sections for IEEE MGA Awards
effective Jan 1, 2008, Regional Activities (RAB) became Member and Geographic Activities (MGA)

The awards and recognition program described on this page is administered by the Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGA) of the IEEE. This Board oversees activities in all 10 IEEE Regions, of which IEEE Canada is Region 7.

The Awards and Recognition Committees (ARC) of both IEEE Canada and IEEE MGA urge you to consider nominating suitable candidates, and ask that you help them by adhering to the process described on this page and those linked.

If you are nominating someone for an award, here is the information you need to follow the process that IEEE uses. Incomplete nominations will be returned, late submissions may be carried over for consideration the following year. Nomination deadlines depend on the specific award, so you are urged to read the specific related pages for each award.

If you have any suggestions, or questions about these awards or the process, please contact Member and Geographic Activities as identified in the pages linked below.

o IEEE RAB Awards - past recipients since 1997

The available awards and their criteria are:

  • Achievement Award
    To recognize individuals involved with MGA and/or the Regional network for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies) which are directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the goals and objectives of MGA. This award is designed to recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years) but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of regional operations. Deadline: Oct 15
  • Leadership Award
    To recognize those individuals who have exhibited exemplary and substantive leadership of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities which support RAB goals and objectives at the local, regional, national, and/or international level. Deadline: Oct 15
  • Innovation Award
    To recognize the accomplishment judged to be the most innovative and effective in fulfilling one or more of the goals and objectives of RAB and/or the personal goals of the Vice President - Regional Activities. Deadline: Oct 15
  • Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award
    To recognize the accomplishment judged to be the most significant and effective in fulfilling one or more of the Transnational goals and objectives of RAB and/or personal goals of the Vice President of Regional Activities as related to Transnational activities. This award is made in memory of Dr. Larry K. Wilson. Deadline: Oct 15
  • GOLD Achievement Award
    To recognize those substantive projects or achievement of a relatively short nature (one to three years) but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of GOLD operations. The award will be based on a selection that recognizes individuals involved with GOLD activities who are recognized for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activitivy(ies) which are directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the GOLD goals and/or objectives. The individuals nominated must be GOLD members at the time of nomination. Deadline: Oct 15
  • William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award
    To honor an individual, who over a long and sustained period of leadership contributed in an exemplary manner to the Regional Activities Board (RAB), its activities and achievements and the attainment of its goals and objectives. The award is named for William W. Middleton, who for over thirty years has been associated with and contributed to the growth and maturation of RAB through service on it and its various Committees and Task Forces and was chosen to be the first recipient. Deadline: May 31
  • Friend of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Award
    The Friend of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Award was created to specifically recognize support provided to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (the Institute) and its members in support of its goals by firms, divisions of firms or individuals. Deadline: Anytime
more information and nomination forms
  • Section Recognition Awards

    - Outstanding Large Section Award (>500 members) will be awarded to one Section to recognize the excellent work of the Section in the past year. Deadline: May 15
    - Outstanding Small Section Award (<501 members) will be awarded to one Section to recognize the excellent work of the Section in the past year. Deadline: May 15
    - More Information about how nominations are handled within IEEE Canada, go to this page with the heading "Nominating a Section".

    - Section Membership Growth Award to recognize the Section in each Region having achieved the highest rate of growth. No nomination required - The Member and Geographic Activities Department will automatically generate statistics for submission to the Awards and Recognition Committee of MGA.
    - Section Sustained Membership Growth Award to recognize the Sections which have had continued success in attracting and retaining IEEE membership. No nomination required - the Member and Geographic Activities Department will automatically generate statistics for submission to the Awards and Recognition Committee of MGA.

    - Additional Section Recognitions
    - Certificate of Appreciation, Section Chair
    - Certificate of Appreciation, Chapter Chair
    - Certificate of Appreciation, GOLD Affinity Chair
    - Certificate of Appreciation, General
    - Section Significant Anniversary Banner

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