The CIPS Hall of Fame was created in 1997 to honour those people who have made an outstanding contribution to CIPS and the Canadian IT Profession as a whole. This is a first class group of individuals and corporations who must be recognized for all of the extra time, energy and commitment they have devoted to their profession.


CIPS Honorary Fellows


CIPS Fellows


CIPS Volunteer of the Year

  • 2011 Patricia Kaiser, Calgary, AB
  • 2010 Miles Vasey
  • 2009 Brian Murray, I.S.P., ITCP, Toronto, ON 
  • 2008 Mike Blackwell, I.S.P., Calgary, AB
  • 2008 Deborah Harrop, I.S.P., Edmonton, AB 
  • 2007 Blaine Bey I.S.P., Victoria, BC
  • 2006 Diana Balkwill, Red Deer, AB
  • 2006 Ken Flaman I.S.P., Regina, SK
  • 2005 Bev Gooding I.S.P., Regina, SK
  • 2004 Wendy Sutherland, I.S.P., Regina, SK

C.C Gotlieb CIPS Contribution Award

  • 2011 Ken Chapman, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP, Calgary, AB 
  • 2010 John Blackwell, I.S.P., ITCP, South Surrey, AB
  • 2009 Greg Lane, I.S.P., ITCP, Ottawa, ON
  • 2008 Neil Lang, I.S.P., Edmonton, AB
  • 2007 Rick Penton I.S.P., Toronto, ON
  • 2006 Dr. Bob Fabian I.S.P., Toronto, ON
  • 2005 Paul Rodier, Ottawa, ON
  • 2004 George Boynton, I.S.P., Montreal, PQ
  • 2000 Patricia Glenn, I.S.P., Calgary, AB
  • 1999 Dr Leslie Oliver, I.S.P., Wolfeville, NS
  • 1998 Marilyn Harris, Victoria, BC
  • 1997 Dr Larry Symes,* I.S.P., Regina, SK
  • 1994 C. E. (Ted) Barnicoat, I.S.P., Edmonton, AB
  • 1993 Dr. J. Kenneth Pulfer, I.S.P., Ottawa, ON
  • 1992 Dr. Andrew Grindlay, London, ON
  • 1991 Dr. Michael Doyle,* Winnipeg, MB
  • 1990 Dr. Michael Williams, Calgary, ON
  • 1989 Grant Boyd, I.S.P., Ottawa, ON
  • 1988 Jim Finch, I.S.P. (ret.), Toronto, ON

Marilyn Harris Award for I.T. Professionalism

  • 2011 Pat Glenn, Hon. FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP, Calgary, AB
  • 2010 Derek Burt, I.S.P, ITCP
  • 2009 Adam Cole, I.S.P., ITCP, Toronto, ON
  • 2008 Ron Gatien, I.S.P., Edmonton, AB
  • 2007 Richard Thompson I.S.P., Edmonton, AB
  • 2006 Kevin Brown FCIPS, I.S.P. (ret.) Calgary, AB
  • 2005 Andrew Morrisey I.S.P., Halifax, NS
  • 2004 Donna Lindskog, I.S.P., Regina, SK
  • 2001 John Warner, I.S.P., Fredericton, NB
  • 2000 Bill Sauderson, Toronto, ON
  • 1999 Gary Hadford, I.S.P.,* Calgary, AB
  • 1998 George Samoil, Edmonton, AB

Gary Hadford Professional Achievement Award

  • 2011 Ken Takagaki, Vancouver, BC
  • 2010 Tim Lethbridge, I.S.P., ITCP
  • 2009 Dale Schitka, Calgary, AB
  • 2008 Dr. Paul Sorenson, FCIPS, I.S.P., Edmonton, AB
  • 2007 Dr. Jane Fritz FCIPS, I.S.P., Fredericton, NB
  • 2006 Karen Lopez I.S.P., Scarborough, ON
  • 2005 Peter King I.S.P., Winnipeg, MB
  • 2004 Ken Chapman, I.S.P., Calgary, AB
  • 2001 Stephen Ibaraki, I.S.P., Vancouver, BC
  • 2000 Philippe Gabrini, I.S.P., Montreal, PQ
  • 1999 Richard N. Manicom, Gloucester, ON
  • 1998 Tom Keenan, PhD., I.S.P., Calgary, AB
  • 1996 Don Tapscott, New Paradigm Learning Corp., Toronto, ON
  • 1995 William G. Hutchison, Ernst & Young, Toronto, ON
  • 1993 J.C. (Jim) Grant, C.G. James & Associates
  • 1992 Des Cunningham, Gandalf Technologies, Ottawa, ON
  • 1991 Pierre Ducros, CMC, DMR Group, Montreal, PQ
  • 1990 Dr. Ron George, I.S.P., ACTC, Calgary, AB
  • 1989 Dr. Brian Wyvill, University of Calgary, AB
  • 1988 Dr. Wayne Davis, I.S.P., University of Alberta,Edmonton, AB

GALA (Got A Lot Accomplished) Award

  • 2010 Jeff Knechtel, I.S.P., ITCP
  • 2008 CIPS Governance Steering Committee:
    •         Trekker Armstrong, I.S.P. (ret.), Calgary, AB
    •         Bruce Gorman, I.S.P., Halifax, NS
    •         Jon Nightingale, I.S.P., Vancouver, BC
    •         Rick Penton, I.S.P., Toronto, ON
  • 2007 John Oxley, Toronto, ON
  • 2004 John Boufford, I.S.P., Ottawa, ON
  • 2001 Eric Moss, I.S.P., Toronto, ON
  • 2000 Richard Thompson, I.S.P., Edmonton, AB
  • 1999 Tony Smith, Victoria, BC
  • 1998 Dorothy Josephson, I.S.P., Regina, SK
  • 1997 Steve Gallinger, I.S.P., Toronto, ON
  • 1996 Ken Chapman, I.S.P., Calgary, AB
  • 1995 Adella Pchelnyk, I.S.P., Edmonton, AB
  • 1993 Patrick McAuley, Toronto, ON
  • 1992 Ron Foyer, I.S.P., Calgary, AB
  • 1991 Tom Boulanger, I.S.P., Vancouver, BC
  • 1991 Jon Nightingale, I.S.P., Vancouver, BC

Canadian ICT Industry Award

  • 2001 Dr. Lorne Taylor, Edmonton, AB
  • 2001 Dr. Robert Church, Edmonton, AB
  • 2000 David Colville, Ottawa, ON

Canadian Software Systems Award

  • 2001 724 Solutions Inc., Toronto, ON
  • 2000 Cognos Inc., Ottawa, ON
  • 2000 Computronix Inc., Edmonton, AB
  • 1999 Telecite Inc, Montreal, PQ
  • 1998 Axion Spatial Imaging Ltd, Edmonton, AB
  • 1997 Shana Corporation, Edmonton, AB
  • 1996 Hummingbird Communications Ltd, North York, ON
  • 1995 Footprint Software, Toronto, ON
  • 1994 Softimage Inc., Montreal, PQ
  • 1993 Quorum Computer Group, Vancouver, BC
  • 1992 Delrina Technology, Toronto, ON
  • 1991 Corel Systems, Ottawa, ON
  • 1990 Vancouver Stock Exchange, Vancouver, BC
  • 1989 Watcom ‘C’, Waterloo, ON
  • 1988 ‘OCO’ ’88, 15th Olympic Winter Games, Calgary, AB

Canadian Information Technology Innovation Award

  • 2001 Absolute Software, Vancouver, BC
  • 2000 Research in Motion (RIM) Ltd., Waterloo, ON
  • 1999 Madentec Communications, Edmonton, AB
  • 1998 Dr. Aleksandar Kostov, Edmonton, AB
  • 1997 Alex INFORMATICS, Lachine, PQ
  • 1996 ReBoot, Vancouver, BC
  •          co-produced by Alliance Communications and BLT Productions
  • 1995 ATI Technologies, Toronto, ON
  • 1994 HELIOS by Merak Projects Ltd., Calgary, AB
  • 1993 New Era Systems Services, Calgary, AB
  • 1992 Alias Research, Toronto, ON
  • 1991 Ogivar Technologies Inc., Montreal, PQ
  • 1990 TGS Systems, Halifax, NS
  • 1989 Paul Bassett, I.S.P., Netron Inc, Toronto, ON
  • 1988 Prof. Ric Holt, University of Toronto, ON
  •          Customer Service
  • 1987 John Mommersteeg, Edmonton, AB

Customer Service Award

  • 2001 Steeves & Associates, Burnaby, BC
  • 2000 Sierra Systems Inc., Calgary, AB
  • 1999 Muriel Jasek, Ottawa, ON
  • 1998 GE Capital Technology Management Services, Mississauga, ON
  • 1997 John Mommersteeg, Edmonton, AB

NOTE: CIPS no longer offers an external awards program.


 * deceased