Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

June 23, 2005 12:24 ET

PIPSC/Media Advisory: Professional Institute presents Gold Medal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 23, 2005) - Michele Demers, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada will present the 2005 Gold Medal Award in Burlington on Tuesday, June 28, 2005.

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 Gold Medal Award is presented on a yearly basis. In 2005, the medal is awarded in the category of "pure and applied science". Current and former employees of federal, provincial, territorial, municipal, regional or aboriginal government services across Canada are eligible for this prestigious award as long as the candidate's work was performed during his tenure in the public service.

Date and time: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 from 11:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Location: Canada Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW) Auditorium
867 Lakeshore Road, BURLINGTON

The 2005 Gold Medal will be awarded to Dr. Derek C.G. Muir, Project Chief and Research Scientist, Aquatic Ecosystem Protection Research Branch, National Water Research Institute of Environment Canada in Burlington, Ontario. An extraordinary scientist, throughout his career, Dr. Muir has combined excellence and world competitive laboratory science, along with the capacity to interpret the science, and has had it translated into beneficial public policy.

The media is invited to join President Demers, our Gold Medal laureate and other distinguished guests at the presentation.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, the largest multi-professional union in Canada, represents 50,000 professionals and scientists.

Contact Information

    Bill Corcoran
    Information Officer
    1-800-267-0446, ext. 2232 or 613-864-9328 (cell)