Meet the winners of the 2021 Emerging Leader Awards

December 7, 2021

The winners[1] of Construction Canada’s 3rd annual Emerging Leader Awards were announced at the Buildings Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on December 3.

The awards, presented by Engineered Assemblies[2], honour members of the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) community who demonstrate excellence, impress and inspire their co-workers, and are well on their way to becoming the next leaders in the profession.

Here are the recipients of the 2021 Emerging Leader Awards.

Emerging Leader Awards – Leadership and Jury’s Choice

Dr. Henry Tsang, PhD, OAQ, MRAIC, LEED GA, WELL AP, principal at Henry Tsang Architect[3] and assistant professor at RAIC Centre for Architecture[4], Athabasca, Alberta.

Awards were accepted by colleague Shane Laptiste.

Emerging Leader Award – Initiative 

Nicholas Kaminski, P.Eng., M.Eng., PMP, structural engineer at KGS Group[5], Regina, Saskatchewan.

Emerging Leader Award – Teamwork

Christopher Paul David, ARIDO, NCIDQ, president of David Visual Communications Ltd.[6], North York, Ontario.

Emerging Leader Award – Technology Advancement

Kelsey Van Steele, P.Eng., associate at RJC Engineers[7], Vancouver, British Columbia.

Emerging Leader Award – Industry Contribution

Samuel Oboh, FAIA, FRAIC, principal/vice-president, region 3, at Ensight+ Architecture Inc.[8], Edmonton, Alberta.

Emerging Leader Award – Community Contribution

Elisia Neves, OAA, MRAIC, B.A.Sc. (Honours), M.Arch, founder and CEO of Fabrik Architects Inc.[9], Cambridge, Ontario.

  1. winners:
  2. Engineered Assemblies:
  3. Henry Tsang Architect:
  4. RAIC Centre for Architecture:
  5. KGS Group:
  6. David Visual Communications Ltd.:
  7. RJC Engineers:
  8. Ensight+ Architecture Inc.:
  9. Fabrik Architects Inc.:

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