The Regional Activities Board (RAB) presented the following awards in 1997.
For distinguished contributions to IEEE Canada and the worldwide Engineering Community as Editor of the Canadian Electrical and Computers Engineering Journal.
John E. Martin
Presented in recognition of outstanding leadership as Chair of the Sections Congress 96 Organizing Committee.
David J. Kemp
In recognition of outstanding leadership, contribution, and achievement in establishing the GOLD program in IEEE.
For her significant contributions to the development of IEEE Bolivia and outstanding leadership in international activities in Region 9.
For contributions in the promotion of Canadian Products and Enterprises in the quarterly journal IEEE Canadian Review.
Michael N. Van Chau
For outstanding contribution towards membership retention through the development of the GOLD program concept.
For his dedicated and whole-hearted contribution to the profession of Electrical Engineering.
For contributions in the promotion of educational and professional activities.
Juan F. Mendoza Ramirez
For his significant contribution to the development of electronic communications in Region 9 Latin America.