CNIC Awards

The CNIC Awards are an annual celebration of the ongoing growth and success of the CNIC and its valued members and supporters. The Awards provide a platform for our member community to nominate individuals and organizations who have demonstrated leadership and championed advocacy in the industry.

Nominations for the 2023 CNIC Awards are now closed. Thank you for submitting your nominations.

Who is eligible?

Nominees must be an individual or organization/company/institution who is representative of a stakeholder group across the isotope innovation industry . This includes government representatives, academic and business leaders, industry, and the not-for-profit sector.

Who can nominate?

Nominations are accepted from all CNIC members. Nominations are due Friday, January 10th, 2024. Please submit your nominations below.

Awards selection

The CNIC’s Board of Directors will select the award recipients based on an evaluation of all nominees.

2024 Awards for Nomination

Government Stewardship

Recognizes an individual or organization for excellence and leadership in advancing Canada’s continued leadership in isotope development.

Academic Leadership

Recognizes and rewards excellence of an academic institution or individual in promoting isotope production in Canada.

Not-for-profit Advocacy

Recognizes and rewards excellence of a not-for-profit organization in promoting isotope production or research in Canada.


Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated commitment to the growth and expansion of the CNIC and undertaken a leadership role to ensure the success of various CNIC initiatives.

Emerging Isotope Champion

Recognizes a young professional in the isotope industry who has taken initiative to drive innovation, advocacy, research, or outreach and demonstrates a long-term commitment to the industry.

2024 Medical Isotope Milestone

Recognizes a company or organization who has accomplished a major milestone or initiative in Canada’s isotope industry, such as a new product, production route, or project for the benefit of patients.

2023 Award Winners

Provincial Government Stewardship

Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario

Doug Ford has been a vocal champion and advocate at Queen’s Park on behalf of both the nuclear sector and isotope industry in Ontario. Through his stewardship of the Ontario government since his election, he has played a critical role in providing the policy certainty and passion for leadership necessary to expand Ontario’s health sciences sector. Premier Ford’s efforts were also instrumental in helping to pass two Private Members Motions brought forth in the house by both MPP Rick Byers and former MPP Bill Walker. Both Motions received cross-party support.

Federal Government Stewardship

Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada. Minister Champagne

Minister Champagne demonstrated his commitment to the Canadian isotope industry through his steadfast support and action to help drive forward the funding awarded to the Canadian Medical Isotope Ecosystem initiative through ISED’s Strategic Innovation Fund. This funding will directly contribute to the advancement of medical isotope supply and technologies, transforming patient outcomes across the country.

Not-for-profit Advocacy

Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation

The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation is recognized for its work and dedication in bringing the International Conference on Isotopes to Canada in 2023. The event directly contributed to the advancement of new partnerships and collaborations in the industry and showcased Canada’s isotope leadership to the international community.


Peter D’Amico, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Peter was presented the award due to his unwavering drive for excellence, leadership, and expertise. As a member of the CNIC’s Board of Directors, Peter regularly goes above and beyond to develop ways to grow the CNIC’s membership, identify avenues for funding, and support outreach initiatives and strategic partnerships with other organizations.

Emerging Isotope Champion

Erica Dao - McMaster University

Erica’s leadership at McMaster has spurred the creation of new innovative initiatives to connect students and young professionals with career opportunities in the industry and increase public education and awareness about isotopes.

2023 Medical Isotope Milestone

Jointly presented to Ontario Power Generation, Laurentis Energy Partners, and BWXT Medical

This Canadian partnership is recognized for their collective efforts in developing the world’s first technetium-99m generator produced in a commercial power reactor. As the most commonly used isotope globally, this milestone achievement ensures that Tc-99m can continue to be produced domestically, directly contributing to the accessibility of life-saving diagnostic scans for Canadian patients.

2022 Award Winners