TAC Young Transportation Professional Award

This award recognizes an employee of a TAC member organization who has made outstanding contributions to the transportation sector, and who is not more than 35 years old on December 31 in the year of the award.

Nominations may be made by any TAC member, and require a description (up to 500 words) of the nominee’s accomplishments in the following areas, plus a CV:

  • Personal accomplishments including achievements in transportation practice, contributions in the workplace, ongoing professional development and education
  • Industry and professional contributions including academic research, achievements within TAC and/or other professional or technical societies
  • Leadership within the workplace, TAC and/or other professional or technical societies

Nominations must be submitted by January 31 to be considered for that year’s award. Nominations are reviewed by TAC’s council chairs, and a limit of one winner each year is approved by TAC’s Board of Directors which reserves the right to not approve a winner.

Each winner receives an allowance of up to $2,000 to defray the costs of attending the TAC conference where the award is presented.

Submit a nomination

Key Dates

  • January 31 – Deadline for nominations for that year’s award
  • June – Winner announced
  • Fall – Award presented at TAC Conference

Previous Recipients

2022 Matt Pinder, WSP Canada
2021 Liraz Fridman, City of Guelph
2020 Elli Papaioannou, HDR
2019 Papa Masseck Thiam, FPInnovations
2018 Robert Taylor, Dillon Consulting
2017 Garreth Rempel, MORR Transportation Consulting



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