CASI recognizes outstanding achievement by Canadians in aeronautics, space and related technologies by means of its Senior Awards. Canadians working in these areas have achieved international distinction and acclaim over the years and the Institute is committed to ensuring that their accomplishments enjoy wide recognition.

Perhaps you know someone, or a team of individuals, who may qualify for one of our Senior Awards. If you do, please consider taking on the leadership role – be the ‘champion’ – for the nomination.

The nomination should respond to the criteria for the Award you have in mind and should highlight relevant aspects of the career and accomplishments of the candidate(s). The information provided should include testimonials from several people who have direct knowledge of the career and accomplishments of the candidate. The strength of a nomination increases with the number and stature of people endorsing it.

Please consult the complete list of the Senior Awards and their criteria, lists of past recipients, and nomination forms.

To submit nomination documents or if you have any questions or would like some assistance with a particular nomination, please contact us at

2018 Senior Awards News

May 10 – The 2018 Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute Senior Award Winners have been announced.

Presentation of the Alouette Award will be made on the evening of 16 May at a Gala Dinner during the CASI ASTRO’18 Conference and 65th Annual General Meeting at the Delta Québec in beautiful and historic Québec City.

Presentation of the Trans-Canada (McKee) Trophy, the McCurdy and the C.D. Howe Awards will be made in a separate Gala Event at a time and place to be confirmed.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact

 2018 CASI Senior Awards Press Release

Past Recipients

2017 Senior Awards Recipients David Kendall, Ian Glenn, Chuck Ellis, Andy Litavniks, David Reist