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The AIA Council and the AIA Awards Committee

Are Pleased to Announce the 2016 AIA Awards

Council may present an A.I.A. “Distinguished Agrologist” Award to a member of the Institute for professional distinction associated with an outstanding accomplishment in Agrology, which is recognized provincially or regionally within the province of Alberta.

For 2016, the AIA Council presents the Distinguished Agrologist Award to:


Gordon Dinwoodie, PAg
Gordon Dinwoodie is a reclamation policy specialist with Alberta Environment and Parks. He has been the team lead or a key team member in producing nearly all the guidelines for contaminated sites and their assessment for the province of Alberta. He is well recognized at industry conferences as the government communicator on land reclamation processes and guidelines. His communication skills, knowledge and respectful manner are greatly appreciated across industry. Read More

Terry LeBlanc
Al Fedkenheuer, PAg

Dr. Al Fedkenheuer led a wide range of work, from oil sands and pipeline reclamation, manure processing to native plant use. He has had direct strategic impact on environmental policy, land reclamation research and practice through his relationships with universities, private industry, the Canadian Land Reclamation Association and government. His intellect, curiosity and mentoring of new graduates continues to pay deep dividends to the land reclamation industry and the profession of agrology. Read More

Council may present an A.I.A. “Professional Recognition” Award to a member of the Institute who is being recognized for their special service or has made a significant contribution to the betterment of the AIA.

For 2016, the AIA Council presents the Professional Recognition Award to:

Brent Paterson
Lee Arthur, PAg
Dr. Lee Arthur recently retired from a distinguished career of more than 29 years at Lakeland College. He was an instructor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, a program head for two programs, and a department Chair. As practicum coordinator and a teacher, Lee Arthur’s legacy to agrology is the many students he mentored who have gone on to have important and influential careers as professional agrologists. Read More

Robert Corbet, PAg
Bob Corbet is an unique individual in the practice of agrology. As an environmental chemist, his day-to-day work is chemical lab analysis. But as a soil scientist, Bob Corbet brings practical field experience to the interpretation of lab results and can provide valuable advice on the potential remediation and reclamation practices that follow from the data. His range of knowledge and his entrepreneurship places his lab, Access Analytical Laboratories , as a unique and robust service to the remediation and reclamation industries in Alberta. Read More

Todd Martin, RTAg
Todd Martin has the three parts of the triangle to be a good land reclamation practitioner (education, augmented by a Masters in Environment and Management from Royal Roads University, practical field experience and construction equipment knowledge). He adds critical communication skills, the ability to hear and dialogue constructively with a variety of clients, including farmers and ranchers. As an instructor at Olds College, he shared his reclamation knowledge and mentored students. His energy is contagious. Read More