The Best Paper Award Winners 2017

From this year onward, the Best Paper Award and the Highly Commended Paper Award is named after the founder of the Canadian Society for Quality, Dr. Madhav Sinha.

The 2017 Best Paper Award winner is:

Paper titled, “Using Design Thinking to Support a Value-based Leadership for Quality”, by Kristen Snyder, Professor Quality Management, Ingela Bäckström, Associate Professor Quality Management, and Pernilla Ingelsson, Assistant Professor Quality Management, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

The 2017 Highly Commended Paper Award winner is:

Paper titled, “Excellence Models for Complex Management Systems”, by Rick Edgeman, Professor of Management & Shingo Institute Research Director, Management Department, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University, USA

The 2017 CSQ Quality Leadership Award is presented to:

Dr. Verna Yiu, MD, President and CEO, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for her outstanding contributions to build the foundation and practice of total quality in healthcare by organization and establishment of quality programs and for professionalism shown in administering many service excellence initiatives.

The 2017 CSQ Testimonial Award:

Presented to Professor Dr. Michael Carter of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, for his outstanding contributions to teaching and research in quality methodology.

Student Support Initiative

The Student Support Program is a new CSQ initiative to encourage students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of quality control, quality assurance and/or quality management to participate in the activities of the Canadian Quality Congress. It is designed to engage future generation leaders and quality champions early in their professional careers.

The Student Support Program allows participating organizations to sponsor and help students by helping them in their attempt to participate in the Canadian Quality Congress and other events at a special rate or at no cost to them. Sponsorship for the CQC also includes complimentary student registrations under some acceptable levels of sponsorship. We invite individuals and organizations to contribute to this program by:

  • Specifically defraying part or all of the registration costs to the Canadian Quality Congress for a student;
  • Subsidizing a student’s transportation or accommodation at the Canadian Quality Congress;
  • Offering a student your ticket to an event if a member of your organization is unable to attend.