Dr. Eva F. Gudgin Dickson receives the CSA Award of Merit

CSA STANDARDS ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE 2011 AWARD OF MERIT

TORONTO, June 14, 2011 /CNW/ – CSA Standards, a leading standards-based solutions organization, today officially announces the recipients of the 2011 Award of Merit. The Award of Merit is an honour bestowed by CSA Standards to individuals that have demonstrated leadership in developing Canadian voluntary standards and who, through technical, administrative, or special standards activities, have advanced the purpose of CSA Standards.

The 2011 Awards of Merit were presented by Bonnie Rose, President, CSA Standards at a special awards ceremony held during the CSA Standards Annual Conference in Victoria, British Columbia.

“The recipients of this year’s Award of Merit have all positively contributed to the creation and maintenance of standards that help lead to a safer and more sustainable world,” says Bonnie Rose, President, CSA Standards. “The Award of Merit recognizes each recipient’s expertise and knowledge in their respective fields. Their outstanding service in developing these standards impact our daily lives and for this, we thank you.”

The 2011 Awards of Merit was presented to the following individual (one of twelve recipients):

Dr. Eva F. Gudgin Dickson from RMCC (Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, receives the Award of Merit in recognition of outstanding leadership, valued expertise and exceptional commitment to developing and advancing standards for personal protective equipment. Dr. Dickson is Adj. Associate Professor and leader of CBRN protection group at the Royal Military College of Canada and Defence Scientist for Defence Research and Development Canada.

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The CSA Award of Merit

The Award of Merit was created in 1979 to honour and recognize leadership in Canadian voluntary standards development. Nominations are open to all present or past CSA voting members, as well as former CSA employees that have: served in CSA committee activity or other associated standardization work; showed leadership in technical, administrative, or special committee activities; published papers, or made public addresses, which have been of special benefit to the work of the Association; and have advanced the prestige or interest of CSA Standards.

About CSA Standards

CSA Standards is a leading standards-based solutions organization serving industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in North America and the global marketplace. Focusing on standards and codes development, application products, training, advisory and personnel certification services, the organization aims to enhance public safety, improve quality of life, preserve the environment and facilitate trade. CSA Standards is a division of CSA Group, which also consists of CSA International, which provides testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products; and OnSpeX, a provider of consumer product evaluation, inspection and advisory services for retailers and manufacturers. For more information visit www.csa.ca.