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Awards

2024 Employer of the Year Award
(L to R):  Frank Van Breugel, CTech, (TPS President) and Connor Chow, AScT

Each year the President’s Award is chosen and presented by the President of Technology Professionals Saskatchewan to an individual who promotes and furthers the professional identity of the Association to the public. This individual, through professional conduct and actions, takes it upon themselves to educate, promote and defend the organization and its membership. The “2024 President’s Award” was presented to Connor Chow, AScT for his tireless efforts towards promoting the applied science and engineering technology profession both provincially and nationally.  A plaque displaying each recipient is on display in the TPS office.

2024 Technology of the Year Award
(L to R):  Frank Van Breugel, CTech, (TPS President) and Donald Booth, AScT

This Award is presented to Technology Professionals Saskatchewan members who have distinguished excellence in professional life - whether technical practice or such areas as management, teaching or administration.  The Association is pleased to present the "2024 Technology Professional of the Year Award" to Donald Booth, AScT for his tireless efforts towards promoting the applied science / engineering technology profession both provincially and nationally.

 

2024 The Maurice M. Zimmerman, AScT
Excellence in Technical Instruction Award
(L to R): Michael Lasante, AScT, and Frank Van Breugel, CTech, (TPS President)
 

2024 marks the thirteenth year of this prestigious Award to recognize the late Maurice Zimmerman, AScT, this Award was presented to Michael Lasante, AScT, for his outstanding professionalism and excellence in making a significant contribution to the education of professional technologists and technicians. Jared Mathieson, AScT, is recognized for his technical ability, leadership, creativity, innovation, and most importantly for the many students whom he has taught and mentored in the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Electronic Systems Engineering Technology program.

2024 Employer of the Year Award
(L to R):  Wayne Gerein, AScT, Scott McDonald, AScT, Johanna Koch (Operations Director at Wood Canada), Christopher Leidl, AScT, Frank Van Breugel, CTech, (TPS President)

This Award recognizes an employer of professional Applied Science Technologist and Certified Technicians in Saskatchewan. The basis of this Award may be a single, exceptional accomplishment or a long record of continuing excellence. Activities must be worthy of the designation “outstanding” in their contribution to technology in Canada. The Award is available to business firms, crown corporations, government agencies, individual entrepreneurs, associations, research and development agencies, and educational institutions. The Association’s “2024 Employer of the Year Award” was presented to Wood Canada and is recognized for promoting continuing education, professionalism, and ensuring public safety with a quest to offer the highest level of services by committing to hire professional technical personnel.


Awards

Registrants and employers are encouraged to nominate a candidate for a Technology Professionals Saskatchewan Award.

Scholarship Award Application for the Child of a TPS Member

Technology Professionals Saskatchewan is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the child of a TPS member.  The Scholarship is to provide assistance with expenses incurred while undertaking full-time studies leading to a technology diploma / certificate from a program recognized by TPS in applied science / engineering technology and has completed not less than 50% of the entire program.  All submissions will be coded and the recipient will be chosen by the lottery method.

$1000 Scholarship Award Application

Applied Research in Technology Award

This Award is offered annually to one student registrant who is a graduating student of an applied science / engineering technology program in Saskatchewan that meets the academic requirements, and is recognized by Technology Professionals Saskatchewan.

The Applied Research in Technology portion of an applied science / engineering technology academic program allows the technologist to combine the competencies obtained during the program to research a specific area of interest. As a means to recognize the outstanding achievement of a graduating student, Technology Professionals Saskatchewan provides an Applied Research in Technology Award.

Eligibility
Student registrants that are interested in being considered for this Award should contact their program head. Candidates will be nominated by program heads of applied science engineering technology programs in Saskatchewan that are recognized by Technology Professionals Saskatchewan (maximum of one per year).
 
The work must be worthy of the designation “outstanding” and might include:
  • development or implementation of a new product, process or technique;
  • an innovative technical solution to an environmental, social or community problem.
Selection Committee
The Awards Committee.
 
Application Date
Normally, the application date will be June 30th. The CEO / Executive Director / Registrar has the authority to extend this date if deemed necessary.
 
Award
The Award will consist of a Certificate of Achievement, a letter of congratulations from the President, and upon obtaining enrollment as an Associate member after graduation, Technology Professionals Saskatchewan will waive two years of Association professional fees.
 
Application