Awards

ASET Awards

Do you know an individual, colleague, instructor or company that has made outstanding contributions to the profession through technical excellence, leadership, innovation and/or professionalism?

Honour their distinction by nominating them for a 2024 ASET Award! ASET is currently seeking nominations for the following awards (Scroll down to find information on each award):

  • ASET Technology Professional of the Year Award
  • ASET Outstanding Educator Award
  • ASET Volunteer of the Year Award
  • ASET Award for Excellence in Mentoring
  • ASET Women in Technology Award

Click here to nominate an individual for a 2024 ASET Award.

Winners will be announced and honored at the upcoming ASET Awards and featured through our website and publications.


Award Categories

ASET Technology Professional of the Year Award

The ASET Technology Professional of the Year Award recognizes one individual that demonstrates exemplary professionalism and leadership through impactful contributions to the profession. The actions of the award recipient support and assist in establishing the important role technologists and technicians serve in our community.  

ASET Outstanding Educator Award 

The ASET Outstanding Educator Award showcases an educator who demonstrates excellence in teaching, educational innovation, and commitment to the advancement of knowledge and technological studies.

ASET Award for Outstanding Corporate Partnership 

This award is given to an organization for their leadership and commitment to supporting ASET initiatives through engagement and sponsorship, while further advocating and advancing the best interests of certified technology professionals in Alberta.

ASET Volunteer of the Year Award

The ASET Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual whose dedication of time and service have assisted ASET and the organization’s ability to better serve and represent certified technology professionals across Alberta.

ASET Award for Excellence in Mentoring 

The recipient of the ASET Award for Excellence in Mentoring demonstrates leadership by using their knowledge and experience to support new and emerging members as they work towards becoming successful technology professionals. In recognition of their outstanding performance and commitment to assisting and inspiring the next generation, an ASET mentor is awarded this honour each year. 

ASET President’s Award

This award is given to an individual who has supported and guided the president during their incumbency. 

ASET Women in Technology Award

The ASET Women in Technology Award recognizes a woman for her outstanding achievements as a technology professional. Recipients of this award represent strong leadership and dedication not only to the profession, but to empowering other women in technology as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I nominate myself?

Show Answer

Q: How much information should I provide?

Show Answer

Q: Can I nominate more than one nominee per award?

Show Answer

Q: Can I nominate a person for more than one award?

Show Answer

Q: How specific should the information be when providing for certain awards?

Show Answer

Q: Can I get back my information that I sent in?

Show Answer

2023 ASET Awards

The 2023 ASET Award winners have been announced! Scroll down to see who took home the awards at the 2023 ASET Annual General Meeting!


Honoured Members

Each year, the ASET community highlights deserving members and employers for ASET Awards.
 

McKenna Bentley, Frankie Gauthier and Megan Bauer (NAIT)


Past Winners


2023 Winners



avatar

Adrian McFarlane,
C.E.T.
Outstanding Educator

avatar

Justin Lam,
P.Tech.(Eng.)
President's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

avatar

Senia McPherson,
C.E.T.
Volunteer of the Year

avatar

Kevin Whelan,
C.E.T., PMP, CACE, CSM
President's Award

avatar

Smriti (Simmi) Saharan,
P.Tech.(Eng.)
Women in Technology Award

avatar

Mila Wagner,
T.T.
CEO Award

avatar

Andy Karesa,
MBA, P.L.(Eng.), C.E.T.
Technology Professional of the Year Award

avatar

CIMA+
Award for Outstanding Corporate Partnership

avatar

Derek Tsang,
C.E.T.
Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award


2022 Winners



avatar

Roy Sharplin,
C.E.T.
ASET Outstanding Educator Award

avatar

Calvin Lambie,
R.E.T.
Volunteer of the Year

avatar

Jennifer Stewart,
C.E.T.
President's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

avatar

Dr. Donald B. Wilson
C.E.T., MBA, DBA
President's Award

avatar

Spartan Controls
ASET Award for Outstanding Employer Support

avatar

Associated Engineering
ASET Award for Outstanding Employer Support

avatar

Sustainable Satellite Internet for the Developing World - NAIT
ASET Capstone Project of the Year


2021 Winners



avatar

Steve Crocker, P.Tech.(Eng.)
Award of Excellence

avatar

Jim Sandercock, PhD
Outstanding Educator Award

avatar

Jennifer Mazurek, C.E.T.
Volunteer of the Year

avatar

Lewis Liew,
C.E.T.
President’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring

avatar

Roy O. Christensen
President’s Award

avatar

Birchcliff Energy
Outstanding Employer Support

avatar

GeoVerra
Outstanding Employer Support

avatar

Matrix Solutions Inc.
Outstanding Employer Support

avatar

James Greenough, Michael Nosterud, Spencer Otto, and Tyler Podgorenko (Red Deer Polytechnic)
Capstone Project of the Year

 


2020 Winners



avatar

Matt Wallebeck, C.E.T.
Technologist of the Year

avatar

Navneet Kaler, Daniel Oake and Nathaniel Painchaud (NAIT)
Capstone Project of the Year

avatar

Neil Keown, P.Tech. (Eng.)
President's Award for Volunteer of the Year

avatar

Andrew Beaton, C.E.T.
President's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

avatar

Adam Campbell, C.E.T., MBA
President's Award


2019 Winners



avatar

Tyson Baldrey, Randy Homberg and Allan Johnson (Lethbridge College)
Capstone Project of the Year

avatar

Patty Podoborozny, C.E.T., PWSIII
Technologist of the Year

avatar

Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
First Principle Award

avatar

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Excellence In Diversity and Inclusion

avatar

Negar Mackie, P.Tech.(Eng.)
President's Award for Volunteer of the Year

avatar

Sabrina Pelley, C.E.T.
President's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

avatar

Peter Portlock, CD, MHSA
President's Award


2018 Winners



avatar

Raf Tenderenda, P.Tech.(Eng.)
Technologist of the Year

avatar

Filmore Construction
First Principle Award

avatar

Bredin Centre for Learning
Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

avatar

Fillmore Construction
Innovations in Technology (Under 50 Employees)

avatar

Chandos Construction Ltd.
Innovations in Technology (50 or More Employees)

avatar

Bernard Berlinguette, C.E.T.
President’s Award for Volunteer of the Year

avatar

Colin Roy, P.Tech.(Eng.)
President’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring

avatar

Darren Dunfield, Patrick Donohue, and Jordan Kruhlak (NAIT)
Capstone Project of the Year


2017 Winners



avatar

Strathcona County
Technical Employer of the Year

avatar

Tyler Morrissette, C.E.T.
Technologist of the Year

avatar

Thian Yew Gan, PhD, PEng, PE
ASET Technical Excellence

avatar

Vivian Chan-Smith, R.E.T.
President’s Award for Volunteer of the Year

avatar

Peter Whyte, C.E.T.
President’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring

avatar

Tim Roth, C.E.T.
President’s Award

avatar

Red Deer College - Solar Panel Track System
Capstone Project of the Year

avatar

NAIT - SmartAlert Shoes
Capstone Project of the Year


2016 Winners



avatar

Ryan Blair, C.E.T.
2016 Technologist of the Year

avatar

Cecil T. Kijewski, R.E.T.
2016 Volunteer of the Year

avatar

Gary Dale Helmer, R.E.T.
2016 Excellence in Mentoring

avatar

Christopher Warren, Q.C.
2016 President's Award

avatar

ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
2016 Technical Employer of the Year


2015 Winners



avatar

Darren Machula, C.E.T.
2015 Technologist of the Year

avatar

Spartan Controls Ltd.
2015 Technical Employer of the Year

avatar

Andre Lucena, B.Arch., MA
2015 Excellence in Technical Instruction

avatar

Ray Wilkinson, C.E.T.
2015 Volunteer of the Year

avatar

David M. Humphreys, R.E.T., A.Sc.T.
2015 Excellence in Mentoring

avatar

David J. Merralls, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.)
2015 President's Award


2014 Winners



avatar

James Hogan, C.E.T.
2014 Technologist of the Year

avatar

Roger Fluter, P.Tech. (Eng.)
2014 Technical Excellence

avatar

Tundra Process Solutions Ltd.
2014 Technical Employer of the Year

avatar

Tanya Hunter, C.E.T.
2014 Volunteer of the Year

avatar

Brad Mielke
2014 Excellence in Technical Instruction

avatar

Nicholas Scott, P.Tech. (Eng.)
2014 Excellence in Mentoring

avatar

Barry Cavanaugh, J.D.
2014 President's Award

Subscribe to our Newsletter