The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE) was created in 1976 to advance and promote the science and practice of marine engineering, naval engineering, naval architecture, and other associated professions. Membership in the CIMarE allows marine engineers and those in Canada's marine technology industry to meet, correspond and exchange information and ideas. Our Branches offer technical meetings as well as various social events.
We help foster the next generation of marine engineers by offering greatly reduced student membership rates as well as scholarships and awards provided through the various educational institutions.
CIMarE hosts an annual technical conference, Mari-Tech. New research papers are presented, key note speakers address the current issues and panel discussions promote lively debates. There is also a large exhibit hall where companies supporting the marine field can display their products.
This year's Mari-Tech was hosted by the St. Lawrence Branch in Montreal in April 2017. Next year's will be hosted by the Vancouver island Branch and will be held in Victoria, April 11 - 13, 2018.
2017 Medal of Excellence
presented to Wendy Tadros
This award recognizes an individual’s outstanding contribution to marine engineering in Canada, including technical innovation, sea-going service, substantial leadership in the industry or the teaching of marine engineering. The Medal is the hallmark of achievement in Canada’s marine engineering profession.
In selecting Ms. Tadros for award of the Medal, the National Council considered her long career in senior government and regulatory appointments; most notable being her term as chair of the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) during which Ms. Tadros demonstrated exceptional leadership in the improvement of safety across Canada’s marine industry.
One clear improvement to marine safety was the TSB’s recommendation that voyage data recorders be mandatory on Canadian registered commercial vessels which has already helped to prevent marine accidents.
For further details of Ms. Tadros' accomplishments, please go to our Awards page.
In Ms. Tadro's absence, the award was accepted by Brian Staples, the Council Representative from Ottawa.