TORONTO, Ont. – CITT announced the winners of its six academic awards today.
The awards are given to students who receive top marks in CITT’s specialized logistics courses. The awards will be presented at Canada Logistics Conference 2015, in Niagara Falls, which takes place over October 25-27th.
The following is a full list of the academic award winners:
*Gregory Shnerer Charles Laferle Memorial Award
For the highest combined mark in Transportation Systems & Logistics Processes
*Elaine Fan, CCLP Robert A. Hains Memorial Award
For the highest mark in Logistics Decision Modelling
*Lisa Steiger, CCLP Thomas J. McTague Memorial Award
For the highest mark in Integrated Logistics
*Franco Ming Cui, CCLP J. Stuart Robertson Memorial Award
For the highest mark in Transportation Law
*Brad Lafreniere, CCLP Charles D. Edsforth Memorial Award
For the highest mark in Transportation Economics
*Scott Dimond, CCLP James T. MacKenzie Memorial Award
For the highest overall academic standing in the graduating class
“This was my final course working towards my CCLP designation” said Fan, winner of the Robert A. Hains Memorial Award. “The courses have given me so much confidence in the decisions I’m now able to make. It’s been a wonderful journey becoming a CITT-Certified Logistics Professional. I strongly suggest people take the program because of how much I learned.”
Three of this years’ winners, Gregory Shnerer , Franco Ming Cui, CCLP, and Scott Dimond, CCLP, got started with CITT through their respective work at CP.
“CP encourages employees to work towards CCLP to learn more about their role and to develop their career,” said Cui. “And I can see why. As a carrier, we have to be able to avoid claims and protect our business. In Transportation Law I really developed those abilities.”
Lisa Steiger, CCLP of Absorbent Products Ltd said that she decided to take CITT courses specifically to accelerate the development of her skill set.
“There’s only so much you can learn on the job – especially when things are really busy,” she said. “I felt I needed a wider breadth of skills to do more. One of my new roles is involved in implementing Lean processes, and I’ve been able to mesh what I’ve learned with CITT with lean to great effect.”
Filling out the list of winners is Brad Lafreniere, CCLP, of United Farmers of Alberta.
“I’m extremely proud to have won this award – my father actually earned his designation from CITT. Most of my 20 years in the business was in warehousing, and I knew earning my CCLP would give me more robust, integrated knowledge. I also really appreciated being able to continue pursuing my career while taking courses at the same time,” he said.