Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada Gold Medal Recipients from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Gold Medal Award was created in 1937 by the Professional Institute to recognize professional public service employees whose outstanding work has led to the improvement and enhancement of public well-being. The award is given to Canadian citizens who are scientific, professional or technical employees of federal, provincial, territorial, municipal, regional, or aboriginal government services of Canada who have made a significant contribution to their field during their tenure in the public service.
The following scientists from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have received a Gold Medal from the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada:
- Dr. Ron M. DePauw, Swift Current, Sask. - 2011
- In recognition of his leadership in developing some of the world's best wheat varieties, which have boosted Canada's agricultural industry and created new markets for farmers.
- Dr. Keith Downey and colleagues, Saskatoon, Sask. 1989
- For the development of canola, one of Canada's most valuable crops. This development created an entire industry for processing oil and meal from canola. (R.K. Downey, S.H. Pawlowski, A.J. Klassen, G.A. Petrie, D.I. McGregor, B.M. Craig, C.G. Youngs)
- Winnipeg Bread Wheat Research Team, Man. - 1983
- For outstanding achievement in plant and pathogen genetics, biochemistry of resistance to disease, biological control of plant disease and the improvement of commercial wheat cultures, among other areas. (Drs Campbell, Samborski, Green, Dyck, Kerber, Nielsen, Harder, etc)
- Dr. Thorvaldur. Johnson, Winnipeg, Man. - 1962
- For his outstanding contribution to research on the physiology and epidemiology of cereal rusts, the control of which has been of the utmost significance to Canada and other nations.
- C.H. Goulden, Winnipeg, Man. - 1953
- For fundamental discoveries in plant genetics and their highly successful application to the practical problems of cereal production.
- Dr. John H. Craigie, Ottawa, Ont. - 1937
- For rust research work considered
"one of the most outstanding works by a servant of the public in current times".