The McMahon Dedicated Service Award recognizes notable contributions to standardization made by Standards Council of Canada (SCC) personnel.
The award is named in memory of Joseph Terrence McMahon (1965-2004). An esteemed member of the SCC staff, Mr. McMahon exhibited genuine concern and respect for others, a supportive nature and a vast knowledge of standardization that engendered his contributions to the SCC and Canada’s national standardization network. The McMahon Dedicated Service Award has been conferred by the SCC since 2004 to individuals who have likewise distinguished themselves through their involvement and contributions to standardization.
Nominees of the McMahon Dedicated Service Award must be an SCC staff member and have achieved significant results in accordance with the Standards Council of Canada Act, for a period of at least five (5) years. Nominees must have also clearly demonstrated exemplary participation, leadership or technical assistance in the development, promotion or implementation of policies, standards or guides (through certification or accreditation programs).
The recipient will be selected for exceptional qualities, reflecting Joseph Terrence McMahon’s own characteristics, including:
- Initiative in seeking results that meet SCC’s corporate objectives
- Customer focus internally and externally
- Timeliness in carrying out responsibilities
- Provided direction and long term planning to the continued success of standardization nationally/internationally
Nominees must also meet the general eligibility criteria of the SCC Awards.