2022 CIFST Awards Program

Congrats to all of the 2022 Winners!

The CIFST Awards recognize the significant contributions of dedicated food and beverage sector professionals working across Canada. Handed out annually, CIFST Awards recipients were recognized and handed out by CIFST President Louis Ayotte at the June 1st, 2022 Awards Dinner on June 1st, 2022 at the University of Guelph.

Here is the list of 2022 recipients:

Student Leadership AwardAnthony Pius Bassey

Food Innovation AwardManitoba Harvest’s “Hemp Yeah”!

W.J. Eva AwardMargaret A. Cliff

Emeritus Award: Jan Langdon

Food Safety and Quality AwardMaria Evelyn Samelo

President’s AwardRob Kowal

We will be announcing our 2023 Awards program later in the late winter/spring. Stay tuned for more details.

Complete details for each of the 2022 CIFST Awards — including award-specific eligibility criteria, nomination procedures and recipient selection process — are available on the downloadable nominations forms on the right. Nominations forms are fillable PDF documents that can be completed and sent electronically, along with any supporting documentation, as an official nomination submission.

Be sure to read nomination procedures carefully and ensure that all required information and documentation is included in your nomination submissions.

For more information on the CIFST Awards Program, contact Constance Wrigley-Thomas, CIFST Executive Director at constance@cifst.ca.

Institute Award

Awarded to an individual Professional or Retired Member for an outstanding contribution to CIFST.


W. J. Eva Award

Awarded to an individual who has contributed to Canadian food science and technology through outstanding research and service to the industry.


Golden Royal Maybee Award

An achievement award in recognition of an outstanding applied development by a Canadian company or institution in the fields of food production, processing, transportation, storage, or quality control.


Food Industry CEO of the Year

Awarded to the CEO of a company which has made an outstanding contribution to the Canadian food industry.


Food Innovation Award

Awarded to honour an individual or team for outstanding work in food innovation.


Food Safety and Quality Award

Awarded to honour an individual or team for outstanding contribution to the development of food safety and quality within the food processing industry.


Student Leadership Award

Presented to a Student Member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contribution to CIFST.


Emeritus Membership

Bestows an honorary title upon a member who has retired from his or her vocation and who, in the course of their career, has contributed meritorious service to the food industry and the CIFST.