The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is proud to congratulate the eight outstanding Canadian experts who have been honoured by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for their outstanding commitment to international standardization.
In 2004, the IEC created the 1906 Award to commemorate the year of the IEC’s founding. The award recognizes the contributions of international experts to a project or activity that significantly contributes to advancing the work of the IEC.
For the 2017 award, 169 experts from 57 technical committees (ISO/IEC JTC 1 included) and 15 experts from four Conformity Assessment Systems of 19 National Committees were nominated to receive the 1906 Award.
The number of Canadian 1906 Award winners in 2018 equals an all-time high, which was originally set in 2005. The eight Canadians among those honoured with this year’s award include:
Dr. Mohamed El-Hawary, Expert of IEC/TC114: Marine Energy – Wave, tidal and other water current Converters
In recognition of his contribution to and leadership in TC114 for many years. As the co-project leader for PT 626000-30 and co-convenor for MT 62600-1, Dr. El-Hawary has championed the international efforts to develop technical specifications for both power quality and terminology.
Mr. Haridoss Sarma, Expert of IEC/TC113: Nanotechnology for electrotechnical products and systems
In recognition of his engagement in IEC TC 113 over many years. In his role as the IEC convenor in JWG 1, he made many technical contributions, especially for the development of nanotechnology vocabulary. Under his guidance, TC 113 created a first chapter in the electrotechnical vocabulary dealing with nano-enabled electrotechnology. Mr. Sarma’s engagement in both the strategy discussion of the TC and in the improvement of the cooperation with ISO TC 229 has also been remarkable.
Mr. Richard Larivée, Expert of IEC/TC97: Electrical installations for lighting and beaconing of aerodromes
In recognition of his participation as one of the pillars of TC 97, bringing his knowledge to PT 61820 and helping the project team while facing decisions on electrical safety matters.
Mr. David Tuckey, Expert of IEC/TC85: Measuring equipment for electrical and electromagnetic quantities
In recognition of his huge expertise and excellent work on IEC 62586-1 and IEC 62586-2.
Mr. Michel Brossoit, Expert of IEC/TC62: Electrical equipment in medical practice
In recognition of his work in SC 62A and SC 62D as a longtime contributor to standardization under medical robotics and electrical equipment using robotic technology, and in acknowledgement of his efforts and leadership as international convenor of JWG9 within SC62A and of JWG35 and JWG36 within SC 62D.
Mr. Vegard Andersen, Expert of IEC/TC66: Safety of measuring, control and laboratory equipment
In recognition of his valuable contribution as the convenor of MT 14 to enable IEC 61010-2-091 to be published, and as a member of several WGs and MTs to bring the experience of the test houses to standards development.
Mr. David Brière, Expert of IEC/TC61: Safety of household and similar electrical appliances
In recognition of his leadership as convenor of MT 4, Temperature limits and resistance to heat and fire, in its work on determining requirements for touchable hot surfaces. He also provides valuable expertise on the TC 61 Chairman’s Advisory Group, AG 28, in solving inquiries on the IEC 60335 series of Standards.
Mr. Jacob Iosfin, Expert of IEC/TC 4: Hydraulic turbines
In recognition of his extensive technical contributions, including IEC 62097/AMD1: Hydraulic machines, radial and axial – Performance conversion method from model to prototype.
In the 15 years since the IEC created the 1906 Award, Canadian experts have been honoured 68 times. SCC congratulates the winners of this year’s 1906 Awards, and thanks all Canadian experts who volunteer their time on international standardization committees and systems.
Participation in international standards development enables individuals to help advance the health, safety and economic well-being of all Canadians, while being at the very forefront of their industries. SCC identifies opportunities for Canadians to participate in more than 450 international committees.