Omond Solandt Award
|Omond Solandt Award Winner|
The Omond Solandt Award is awarded to an organization, private or governmental, that is deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to operational research in Canada. Dr. Solandt was the founder and first chairman of the Defence Research Board (DRB). At various times in his life he headed the Science Council of Canada was a vice-chairman of Canadian National Railways (CNR), and Chancellor of the University of Toronto. A complete biography of Omond Solandt may be found in the Library of documents on this website.
2012 Omond Solandt Award Winner
The 2012 CORS Omond Solandt Award for excellence in operational research was presented to Navtech, a leading international provider of flight operations software for the commercial aviation industry with head offices located in Waterloo, Ontario. The award was granted in recognition of a joint-venture project with the University of Waterloo to apply mathematical and modeling techniques to compare crew pairings solutions. CORS Past President Samir Elhedhli oversaw three graduate students in management science who worked as research interns with Navtech and partner Dr. Robert Gerbracht on the project. Vice President of Technology Mike Yeo, along with Dr. Gerbracht and Crew Product Director Robert Mora, accepted the Solandt award.
Paul DeMarco on behalf of Maplesoft
Maplesoft of Waterloo, Ontario
"For developing innovative operational research and mathematical software systems."
Philip Twardawa on behalf of RDDC-Valcartier
R&D pour la défense Canada - Valcartier
"Pour ses contributions au développement et à l'application de la recherche opérationnelle dans le domaine militaire et son appui à la formation de personnel hautement qualifié."
Dr. Robert (Bob) Bowerman on behalf of Descartes Systems Group
The Descartes Systems Group Inc., Waterloo, ON
"For developing innovative transportation and logistics solutions incorporating advanced operations research techniques, and for the resulting Canadian and international economic contributions."
Monsieur Jean Couture, Sous-ministre adjoint aux politiques et à la sécurité en transport
Ministère des Transports du Québec
"Pour son appui constant au développement et à l'application de la recherche opérationnelle dans le domaine du transport."
Blake Brunsden, Chief Forester
J. D. Irving, Limited
"For their commitment and innovation in applying operational research methods to achieve improved decision making and to maintain high standards of practice in their forest products businesses."
Neil Foot and Phil Ireland
Canadian Pacific Railway
“For their highly innovative and effective application of operational research methods to improve the efficiency of their operations and the resulting contributions to the Canadian economy”
Worker's Compensation Board of British Columbia (WCB)
Ron Dembo, President
Hugues St-Onge, Directeur Plan et programmes d'équipements de production
"For their important contributions in operations research, notably in optimization of electrical distribution networks."
Vasu Netrakanti, Chief Technical Officer
"For outstanding use, development, and support of operational research methods for advanced manufacturing planning and scheduling."
Jere Hartnett, General Manager, Process Automation Department.
"For their significant contributions and ongoing commitment to Research and Development in Operational Research"
Les Conseillers INRO
“Pour la très grande qualité de ses contributions à la recherche opérationnelle”
Tom Charlton, Vice President, Mail Operations
Dept. of Transportation, City of Calgary
Jean Marc Rousseau
Imperial Oil, Ltd
Henry Pankratz, Chairman
Ernst & Young
Université de Montréal
David Deziel, President
James F. Hickling Consultants
Canadian Airlines International
Ashak Narang, Sr. Vice President
James Smith, VP Admin
J. Cassan, Manager of OR
Vadm Mainquy, Vice Chief of Defense Staff
Department of National Defense
Senior Executives of Fire, Transit, & Transportation
City of Winnipeg
Robert Bandeen, President & CEO.
Harvey Goodwin, Executive VP
Bell Northern Research
Claude Taylor, President & CEO.
S. R. Atluru