2023 Recipient

Photo (L to R):  The Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, presenting Dwayne Gelowitz, P.Eng., FEC, FGC(Hon) the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Meritorious Achievement Award.












The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) honoured Dwayne Gelowitz, P.Eng., FEC, FGC(Hon) as the 2023 recipient of the prestigious Lieutenant Governor Meritorious Achievement Award at their annual Awards of Distinction on November 14, 2023, in Saskatoon, SK.

Dwayne excelled as a student at the University of Regina, graduating with a BSc in Environmental Systems Engineering. That was his launchpad to a brilliant engineering career that started at SaskWater and progressed through several consulting companies. with ever-increasing levels of responsibility, to become Senior Principal Engineer, Infrastructure, at Clifton. He has spent his entire professional life practicing, promoting, mentoring, and otherwise improving the engineering profession in Saskatchewan and Canada.

Dwayne excels at leadership, both in the profession and in his community. He was continuously active in the Regina Engineering Society after graduation, joining the Executive before he became a PEng, and was elected President in 1991. He maintained that involvement in the profession and his election to the Board of ACEC-SK just twelve years after graduation from university was predictable. He served as a director for five years, Chair for a term, followed by lengthy service as a committee chair and a national director of ACEC.

Following his ACEC service, he was elected to the APEGS Council, becoming President of APEGS for a term and a member of the Executive Committee for four years. During this time, he also served as a Director of Engineers Canada.

Dwayne has always stepped up when leadership has been required. He is a true "servant leader", putting organizational interests first, but fostering innovation and positive change in the organizations he serves. He continues to make a significant contribution to the profession and consulting industry through his commitment to multi-disciplinary teamwork, equity, respect and diversity, creating a welcoming environment that fosters young professionals to rewarding careers in consulting engineering.

The engineering and investment community know Dwayne Gelowitz as an outstanding engineer, approachable manager, innovative designer, and long-term thinker. He is an experienced engineering manager and team-player who works with each client to provide investors, in both the public and private sectors alike, with advice that yields best-value solutions. As a consequence, his advice is readily sought, particularly in the fields of water resources and infrastructure.

His superior leadership and project management skills as a consulting engineer are evident in the remarkable progression of ever-increasing responsibilities for all manner of complex assignments. His ability to motivate multi-disciplinary teams and propose solutions underline his advanced judgement and decision­ making skills.

Dwayne views the role of a consulting engineer to be that of providing advice to investors - a truly wealth­ creating profession. The lengthy list of projects demonstrates the breadth of that advice - from projects in towns, villages and First Nations to being the Lead Engineer on multi-billion irrigation projects or securing the appointment as Technical Advisor to the Lender on a billion-dollar irrigation investment in Alberta. He isthe "go-to person" in "all things water" in Saskatchewan. For his overall achievements, he was named a Fellow of Engineers Canada (FEC) and an Honorary Fellow of Geoscientists Canada (FGC (Hon.)).

Dwayne is an advocate of continuous learning in engineering, readily sharing his knowledge with clients and other members of the consulting fraternity through presentations at conferences and industry gatherings. As a Principal Engineer at Stantec and Clifton, he has proven to be an active, hands-on teacher who is constantly coaching younger engineers and encouraging colleagues, by example, to participate in activities outside the office.

Dwayne's record of volunteer service is exemplary and has been recognized as such. For lengthy and valuable service to APEGS and the engineering profession, he was awarded the Brian Eckel Distinguished Service Award, but he has served many other organizations in a similar fashion. Some of these are the Water Committee of the Sask Chamber of Commerce; City of Regina Purchasing Advisory Committee; Western Canada Water and Wastewater Association; and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers. He and his wife Donna are similarly active in their community and will be among the first to lend assistance to the unfortunate, ill or incapacitated friends and neighbors; generosity and kindness are essential elements of their being. Dwayne has also volunteered his time significantly to not only the profession of engineering, but also within the community as well, through the Knights of Columbus, coaching hockey and church. Dwayne exemplifies service to the community and to the greater good of our city through his efforts, dedication and commitment.

Dwayne Gelowitz, has made, and continues to make, very significant engineering and social contributions to the consulting engineering practice in Saskatchewan and in Canada. He is also a devoted family person and a caring humanitarian with great sensitivity to his colleagues and those less fortunate. His remarkable achievements in his career flow from his innate ability to meld these many facets and interests while achieving recognition as a respected consulting engineer.


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