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Recognize a Deserving ALSA Member

Nominations for the Professional Recognition Award are now open.

The Professional Recognition Award may be awarded to an Alberta Land Surveyor for outstanding contribution or service to the profession of surveying or society as a whole.
 
Members of the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association shall be informed no later than December 1 of each year that nominations for the Professional Recognition Award are open.
 
Nominations may be made by any two Alberta Land Surveyors or honorary life members.
 
In order for a nomination to be considered complete, letters from each nominator must be received by the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association by January 15 of each year. The letters must indicate, based on the criteria outlined below, why the nominee is deserving of the Professional Recognition Award. There is no nomination "form."
 
Current members of Council are not eligible to receive the Professional Recognition Award.
 
The Executive Committee shall review all nominations for the Professional Recognition Award. The Executive Committee shall consult with the executive director, registrar and director of practice review when considering nominations to ensure there are no past or current professional issues. The Executive Committee may discuss any nomination with any person or organization to independently verify the nominee’s contributions or services.
 
If the Executive Committee is of the opinion that an Alberta Land Surveyor should receive the Professional Recognition Award, the Executive Committee will make that recommendation (along with the reasons for the recommendation) to Council. Council must vote unanimously in favour of the nominee receiving the award in order for the Professional Recognition Award to be granted.
 
Criteria
The Professional Recognition Award may be presented to those Alberta Land Surveyors who have:
  • Made an outstanding contribution to society. This service or contribution does not necessarily relate to the profession of surveying but implies exemplary service or contribution in any manner for the benefit of society
  • Made an outstanding contribution to the profession of surveying. This service or contribution may be in the form of advancements in geomatics such as new uses of technology, new methods or procedures, innovation and creativity. It may also take the form of long-standing contributions to local, national or international geomatics organizations.
  • Made an outstanding contribution to the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association. This service or contribution may be in the form of long-standing volunteer time and effort on behalf of the association or creating new systems and procedures for the betterment of the association.
  • At all times, treated the profession and protection of the public with the uppermost respect, dignity and honour.
 
The Professional Recognition Award should not be presented to an Alberta Land Surveyor who has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct or unskilled practice within the past five years or what the profession might otherwise deem to be substandard practice.
 

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The Alberta Land Surveyors' Association (ALSA) is a self-governing professional association legislated under the Land Surveyors Act. The Association regulates the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession.