Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Dean of Engineering & Design, to outstanding students proceeding from one year to another in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and the School of Industrial Design.

Endowed in 2005 by the family of Allan Raymond Buchanan in loving memory of his strengths as husband, father and grandfather, as well as in recognition of his contributions to the Ottawa community as a professional engineer, entrepreneur (co-founder of Lumonics Inc.), innovator, life-long learner, informal “educator” and concerned Canadian citizen.

Winners to date have been:

2020 M. Drury
2021 P. Anh Vo
2022 J. Hornung
2023 M. Djordjevic