Awards

Bernard Michel Award

Michel Award

About the Award

The Michel Medal was established in 2001 by the Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environment to recognize and remember the contributions made to the field of river ice engineering by Dr. Bernard Michel.

This medal honours eminent river ice engineers and scientists who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the advancement of river ice science and engineering in Canada.

Dr. Michel was a Professor of Civil Engineering at Université Laval and was recognized world-wide for his contributions in River Ice Engineering.

Past Recipients

To date there have been five recipients of this prestigious award. Click for background on each of the award recipients.

Dr. Bernard Michel (2001) Dr. René Hausser (2007) Dr. Spyros Beltaos (2009) Dr. Faye Hicks (2013) Dr. Brian Morse (2015) Dr. Steven Daly (2017)

Kersi S. Davar Medal

Davar Medal

About the Award

The Davar Medal was established in 2009 by the Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environment to recognize and remember the contributions made to the field of river ice engineering by Dr. Kersi S. Davar.

The medal is awarded to professional engineers and scientists who have demonstrated knowledge of river ice engineering and science in a practical application that benefits human society.

Dr. Davar was a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of New Brunswick and was one of the first academics in Canada to specialize in river ice. He also played a key role in creating the Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environment (CRIPE), and chaired the committee from 1975 to 1992. Dr. Davar is now retired but continues to offer leadership to the committee in an advisory role.

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Past Recipients

To date there has been four recipients of this prestigious award. The first medal was awarded to Dr. Kersi S. Davar himself in 2001. The Davar Medal was not subsequently awarded until 2013.

2013 - Rick Carson and David Andres

2015 - Brian C. Burrell

2017 - Razek Abdelnour

R. (Larry) Gerard Medal

Davar Medal

About the Award

The Gerard Medal was established in 1991 by the Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environment to recognize and remember the contributions made to the field of river ice engineering by the late Dr. R. (Larry) Gerard. Dr. Gerard was a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Alberta and was recognized world-wide for his contributions in River Ice Engineering.

The medal is awarded to the author(s) of the paper deemed to be the best amongst those presented at the Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers hosted by the Committee. Papers are evaluated following each workshop, and the winners are presented with the Gerard Medal at the following biennial workshop.

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Past Recipients

Martin Jasek, Hung Tao Shen, Jiajia Pan, and Kerry Paslawski
Anchor Ice Waves and their Impact on Winter Ice Cover Stability
18th Workshop on River Ice - 2015, Quebec City.

Jennifer Nafziger, Faye Hicks, Paula Thoms, Vincent McFarlane, Janelle Banack, and Richard A. Cunjak
Measuring supercooling prevalence on small regulated and unregulated streams in New Brunswick and Newfoundland, Canada
17th Workshop on River Ice - 2013, Edmonton, 125-147.

Martin Jasek, Tadros Ghobrial, Mark Loewen, and Faye Hicks
Comparison of CRISSP modeled and SWIPS measured ice concentrations on the Peace River
16th Workshop on River Ice - 2011, Winnipeg, 249-273.

F. Hicks, R. Andrishak and Y. She
Modeling Ice Cover Consolidation during Freeze-up on the Peace River, AB
15th Workshop on River Ice - 2009, St. John's, 250-265.

M. Jasek, J. Marko, D. Fissel, M. Clarke, J. Buermans and K. Paslawski
Instrument for Detecting Freeze-up, Mid-Winter and Break-up Ice Processes in Rivers
13th Workshop on River Ice - 2005, Hanover, 151-183.

T. Kowalczyk and F. Hicks
Observations of Dynamic Ice Jam Release on the Athabasca River at Fort McMurray, AB
12th Workshop on River Ice - 2003, Edmonton, 369-392.

L Liu, A.M. Tuthill, and H.T. Shen
Dynamic Simulation of Ice Conditions in the Vicinity of Locks and Dams
11th Workshop on River Ice - 2001, Ottawa.

M Hopkins and S Daly
Discrete Element Modeling of River Ice at Navigation Structures
10th Workshop on River Ice - 1999, Winnipeg, 59-69.

D. Healy, F., Hicks, and S. Beltaos
A Comparison of ICEJAM and RIVJAM Ice Jam Profile Models
9th Workshop on River Ice - 1997, Fredericton, 269-282.

M. Jasek
Ice Jam Simulations in Rivers with Islands
8th Workshop on /river Ice - 1995, Kamloops, 421-441.

R. Brown, S. Stanislawski and W. Mackay
Effects of Frazil Ice on Fish
7th Workshop on River Ice - 1993, Saskatoon - 1993, 261-278.

R. Ford, S. Beltaos, W. Moody and N. Madsen
Remote Measurement of Ice Jam Thickness
6th Workshop on River Ice - 1991, Ottawa, 269-296.