Honors and Distinctions

In recognition of exceptional service and technical excellence, each year CIGRE presents a variety of honours and distinctions to deserving members.

Honorary Membership

The highest distinction bestowed by CIGRE, the title of Honorary Member, rewards the recipient with lifetime membership. Dating back to the organization’s beginnings, the title was traditionally reserved for past presidents. CIGRE Steering Committee members and study committees chairs who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding service to the organization have been eligible to receive the award since 1996. View list of Canadian recipients.

Distinguished Membership

The title of Distinguished Member was created in 1996 to recognize individuals for their long-standing membership and exceptional contribution to CIGRE. View list of Canadian recipients.

Technical Committee Award

The Technical Committee Award, created in 1993, is presented every year to members of study committees who have distinguished themselves by their excellent contribution to the committee’s technical work. Many Canadians have been recognized in this way. View list of Canadian recipients.


At a Glance

With about 50 collective members and 200 individual members, CIGRE Canada is one of the largest electricity sector organizations in Canada. Its members include individuals, corporations, organizations, and educational institutions that represent Canada’s electric power systems sector. CIGRE Canada members make a significant contribution to research and innovation in the field.

2018
Geza Joós
2016
Claude Rajotte
2010
Michel Armstrong
2008
Yves Filion
2006
Prabha S. Kundur
2000
Ellis Hughes
Paul Meyère
1998
P. Sarma Maruvada
2018
Ben Li
Patrick Picher
2014
Reza Iravani
Toly Messinger
Glen A. Singleton
2012
Narinder Dhaliwal
2010
David Jacobson
2008
David Peelo
Anne-Marie Sahazizian
2006
Louis Cloutier
Mohamed M. Rashwan
2002
Leonard A. Bateman
Gilles G. Sauvé
1998
Farouk A.M. Rizk
2018
Kankar Bhattacharya (SC C5)
University of Waterloo
2011
Gregory Charles Stone (SC A1)
Ben Li, Ben Li Associates Inc. (SC C2)
2010
André Leblond, Hydro-Québec (SC B2)
Serge Pélissou, Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec (SC D1)
2009
Simon Chano, Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie (SC B5)
2008
Murray Bennett (SC B4)
Brett Davies (SC B4)
David Jacobson, Manitoba Hydro (SC C6)
Patrick Picher, Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec (SC A2)
2007
Narinder Dhaliwal, Manitoba Hydro (SC B4)
Claude Rajotte (SC A2)
2006
Ray Awad, Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie (SC B1)
Joe Paul Toneguzzo, Hydro One (SC C1)
2005
Jean-Marie Gagnon, Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie (SC C2)
Mohindar M. Sachdev, Université de la Saskatchewan (SC B5)
Anne-Marie Sahazizian, Hydro One (SC B3)
2004
Michel Duval, Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec (SC D1)
2003
Yvon Filion, Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie (SC A3) Greg S. Polovick, B.C. Hydro (SC A2)
2002 Germain Beaulieu, Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie (SC 36)
Mohamed M. Rashwan, Manitoba Hydro (SC 14)
2001
John R. Densley, Ontario Hydro (SC 15)
2000
David F. Peelo, B.C. Hydro (SC 13)
1999
Prabha S. Kundur, Powertech Labs (SC 38)
P. Sarma Maruvada, Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec (SC 36)
1998
Dave Havard, Ontario Hydro (SC 22)
Michel Plante, Hydro-Québec (SC 36)
Dennis A. Woodford, Manitoba HVDC Research Center (SC 14)
1997
W. Janischewskyj, Université de Toronto (SC 36)
Farouk A.M. Rizk, Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec (SC 33)
1996
Elias Ghanoum, Hydro-Québec (SC 22)
1994
Jacques Aubin, Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec (SC 12)
Chandra Krishnayya, Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec (SC 14)
1993
Donald T. McGillis, Hydro-Québec (SC 38)
V. Allen Moore, General Electric Canada (SC11)