Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

October 05, 2007 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Professional Institute Presents Gold Medal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2007) - Michele Demers, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada will present the 2007 Gold Medal Award :



Date and time: Friday, October 5, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Presentation to begin at 1:15 p.m. following lunch

Location: Delta Winnipeg, Ballroom "B"
350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg


This year's recipient of the Professional Institute Gold Medal for his contribution in the field of pure or applied science is Dwight Williamson, Director, Water Science and Management Branch, Manitoba Department of Water Stewardship. Mr. Williamson is being recognized for his achievements in the field of water science and management and specifically for his work on the development of a Water Protection Act for the Province of Manitoba, his leadership role in responding to threats posed to Manitoba's rivers and lakes by North Dakota's Garrison Diversion and Devils Lake Outlet projects, his instrumental role in establishing Manitoba's Department of Water Stewardship, the first of its kind in Canada, and for his various other efforts to increase public understanding and awareness of water issues and to advance the cause of water protection, both within Manitoba and nationally.

The media is invited to join President Demers, our Gold Medal laureate and other distinguished guests at the presentation which include the Honourable Christine Melnick, Manitoba Minister of Water Stewardship and the Honourable Steve Ashton, Manitoba Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.

The Professional Institute established the Gold Medal Award program in 1937 to recognize professional public employees whose outstanding work led to the improvement and enhancement of public well-being and to promote greater awareness of the role and value of professional public service employees both in Canada and globally.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a national union, represents 55,000 scientists and other professionals across Canada. In Manitoba, PIPSC represents 1800 employees of the federal and the Manitoba government.

Contact Information

  • PIPSC
    Francine Pressault
    Media & Government Relations Officer
    1-800-267-0446, ext. 2228 or 613-794-9369 (cell)