Nominate a Community Champion for a USC Award!

USC Members are invited to Nominate Individuals and Organization for Awards by October 1, 2018

Attention all USC Members – Call for Awards Nominees is Open!
Each year, Unmanned Systems Canada recognizes community champions from across the aerial, land and marine vehicle sector with two awards and a presentation at our national annual conference and trade show.

One benefits of becoming USC member is the opportunity to nominate candidates and then select winners for various awards. Please take a few moments to consider the people and organizations who contribute in a meaningful manner to the development of the unmanned systems sector in Canada – then nominate them today!

2018 Awards Information

As the 16th Annual National ‘Unmanned Canada’ Conference and Trade Show approaches, we look forward to recognizing individuals and organizations who have contributed to the development of the Canadian unmanned systems sector.

USC Members can nominate candidates by October 1,  2018 for two current USC Award Categories:

  • Pip Rudkin Individual Achievement Award
    This USC Award is named in honour of a champion in the unmanned community, Pip Rudkin, who passed away in 2015.  Pip was a visionary who made many contributions to help launch the USC association and shape our national landscape. He will always be remembered as a leader, colleague, mentor and friend to so many. Learn more about Pip Rudkin here
  • USC Organizational Achievement Award
    This Award recognizes groups and organizations that best contribute to the growth and prominence of the industry.  

Winners of these awards will be announced at the 16th Annual Unmanned Systems Canada Conference and Trade Awards ceremony. 

To nominate candidates for 2018

USC Award nominations are made each year by email and/or online forms available on the USC website. 

The 2018 deadline to nominate community champions is October 1st. 
• Click here for a .pdf version of the 2018 USC Award Nomination Form. Please email us if you prefer a Word .doc format of the Form
• Or simply email [email protected] with the following info:
1. Nominator and candidate contact info.
Include your name, address, phone number, and email address and contact info for the candidate you are nominating.
2. A brief introduction to your candidate (up to 500 words)
Celebrate your nominee’s successes! You get 500 words to explain why your candidate is a leader and champion in the unmanned vehicles sector. USC will publish this info online through a voting page open to USC members; we’ll also share links to the voting page on social posts and include links in emails inviting USC Members to vote.
3. Email nominations to [email protected] by October 1st, 2018
Include the information above in the body of an email message or as an attachment using the USC Awards Nomination Form (both .pdf or Word .doc formats of the Nomination Form will be accepted).
Emails must be sent by 11:59:59 PM EST on October 1st, 2018 to USC’s Executive Director, Glenn Martin, at [email protected]  with the subject line: USC Awards Nomination

Timeline for 2018 USC Awards

  • Nomination forms, email notices and social media posts begin mid-September 2018. 
  • To be eligible for a 2018 Award, nominations must be sent by email to [email protected] by October 1st, 2018.
  • USC will post Nominee information online on October 3, 2018.
    Names of Award candidates, their nominators, and the rationale for nomination are available on the USC website.
  • USC Members review Award candidate profiles and make their selection using USC’s online voting system during the voting window from October 3rd to October 15th.
  • Online voting closes at 11:59:59 PM EST October 15th, 2018 

Award winners will be announced at the 16th Annual Unmanned Canada Conference and Trade Show 
The USC Board of Directors will announce this year’s winners at the national annual “Unmanned Canada Conference and Trade Show” during the awards ceremony.  Unmanned Canada 2018 will be held in Vancouver, BC from October 30th to November 1st.

Click here to learn more about #UC18Vancouver and this year’s theme ‘Innovating Canada – By Air, Land and Sea”

On behalf of the USC Awards Committee and our Board of Directors, we that you for honouring community champions – and we look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

Reminder: This year’s deadline is October 1, 2018

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Help USC to Support More Students & Community Champions

As Canada’s national non-profit association, USC is also seeking your help to expand our offering of Awards and Student Bursaries for community innovators, leaders and rising stars. Contact us if you’d like to demonstrate corporate or community leadership by:
• Donating to one of these Awards or our USC Student Paper Competition
* Launching a new USC Award, Bursary or Grant program

Email the USC Executive Director at [email protected] to start a  conversation today! 

We appreciate your effort to propose candidates and help to recognize the efforts of others who have made notable contributions to our industry. Please share opportunity in your own networks by forwarding this page, including the graphic in your own posts, and liking or sharing our social media campaigns on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter. 


USC Members – Nominate candidates by October 1st, 2018 for two annual Unmanned Canada Awards! Help USC recognize individuals & organizations advancing the unmanned vehicle sector. Visit the USC website to learn more about the Pip Rudkin Individual Achievement Award named after an industry pioneer who passed away in 2015 & the USC Organizational Award.  Nominate & celebrate champions in our #UAS community of aerial #UAV, ground #UGV, and marine #UMV sectors! @UnmannedCanada

On behalf of Unmanned Systems Canada’s Board of Directors,  ourAwards Committee and our members, our sponsors and partners,
THANK YOU!

Ms. Glenn Martin, Executive Director
[email protected]
Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) / 
Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (STC)

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