As superintendent of public works of the Province of Canada, Colonel Sir Casimir Stanislaus Gzowski (1813–1898) was responsible for improving waterways and canals and constructing roads, harbours and bridges. Later, he was involved in railroad construction and the design and construction of the international bridge at Fort Erie. A founder of the CSCE in 1887, he served as president from 1889 to 1891. Established by Sir Casimir in 1890, the Casimir Gzowski Medal is awarded annually for the best paper on a civil engineering subject in the area of surveying, structural engineering and heavy construction.
2005 : Kianoosh Hatami and Richard J. Bathurst for their paper “Development and verification of a numerical model for the analysis of geosynthetic-reinforced soil segmental walls under working stress conditions”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Volume 42, No. 4, pp. 1066–1085.
Honourable Mention : Jean Côté and Jean-Marie Konrad for their paper “Thermal conductivity of base-course materials”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Volume 42, No. 1, pp. 61–78.