TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Canada's leading developer of standards and codes, today officially announces the recipients of the 2009 Award of Merit. The Award of Merit is an honour bestowed by CSA 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 the Canadian Standards Association.
The 2009 Awards of Merit were presented by Julia Hill, Chair of the Board, CSA Group at a special awards ceremony held during the CSA Annual Conference in Gatineau, Québec.
"CSA technical committee members make an immeasurable contribution to society through their dedicated efforts in developing standards for a better, safer, more sustainable world where standards work for people and business,"says Suzanne Kiraly, President, Standards, Canadian Standards Association.
"The Award of Merit is CSA's way of recognizing each recipient's leadership, inspiration and outstanding dedication to developing standards that impact our daily lives. These volunteers are being honoured for their exceptional efforts in their field."
The 2009 Awards of Merit were presented to a number of individuals: Our readers should be interested that among the worthy was Ain Allas, posthumously. The press release identifies the recognition of Ain Allas thus:
- Ain Allas of Toronto, Ontario, receives the Award of Merit posthumously in recognition of his outstanding leadership, persistent advocacy and ground-breaking work in the area of standards for health care facilities. Mr. Allas, was a director with Parkin Architects Limited.
Ain Allas was one of 11 people recognized with the Award of Merit.
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 allpresent 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 the Canadian Standards Association.
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a membership association serving industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in Canada and the global marketplace. As a leading solutions-based standards organization, providing standards and codes development, application products, training and advisory services, CSA aims to enhance public safety, improve quality of life, preserve the environment and facilitate trade. The Canadian Standards Association 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
Ain Allas recipient of the CSA 2009 Award of Merit