Award Criteria

This award is presented to an individual who is 30 years of age or less and has exemplified the qualities that are expected to make him/her a future leader in Alberta's science and technology community. The award recognizes an individual who shows leadership potential in the areas of science and technology teaching, research, entrepreneurship or a technology based business. 

This award is sponsored by Alberta Economic Development and Trade which provides a cash prize of $10,000 to the winner.

This award acknowledges an individual who has made extensive and tangible contributions to the Alberta science and technology community in one or more of the following areas:

  • Education
  • Public awareness
  • Ambassadorship
  • Fostering growth of the Alberta science and technology community in areas such as:
    • Infrastructure development:
    • Finance and strategic partnering
    • Technology transfer

This award recognizes an individual, team, or company that has demonstrated exceptional innovation or has developed a technology of significance to Alberta's agriculture, agrifood, or agrivalue™ industries. The recipient must be currently active in the scientific area for which they are being nominated.

A nomination may be made for any activity directed towards the development, production, processing, or other innovative use of agriculture food or fibre. Nominations may also recognize technological innovations with roots in other disciplines such as medicine, nutrition, biotechnology, or information technologies that impact the agricultural sector. 

All eligible areas receive equal weight.

The nomination should clearly describe the innovation, breakthrough, or advancement that has been made using existing or new technology including its impact on agriculture-related products and/or activities in Alberta.

All nominees must exemplify significant scientific contribution, industry initiative and commercial potential or success in enhancing the value provided by, and received for, agricultural products & services.

This award is sponsored by Dow AgroSciences Canada which provides a cash prize of $10,000 to the winner.

This award is presented to an individual or team working in academia, industry, or government. The recipient(s) must be currently active in a research group and have demonstrated exceptional research ability or have developed a technology of significance to the Alberta oil sands industry. 

A nomination may be made in one of the following three areas, all of which are equally weighted:

  • Significant research leading to an improved understanding of any process.
  • Fundamental research leading to the advancement of knowledge.
  • Development of novel processes or systems.

The nomination should describe the research or technology development ability of the nominee, as well as the advancement in both fundamental and/or applied research. The winner is judged according to the quality of the research/development program.

This award is sponsored by Syncrude Canada Ltd. which provides a cash prize of $10,000 to the winner.

This award is presented to an individual, team or organization that has demonstrated leadership and innovation resulting in the successful development and/or commercialization of a novel product or application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and that has had a significant impact in enabling applications in a sector. Nominations should demonstrate the translation of innovative concepts into successful applications or commercial products that substantially increase the overall efficiency and operational improvement in the chosen market sector of the application. 

This award is sponsored by TELUS which provides a cash prize of $10,000 to the winner.

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