The Thomas W. Eadie Medal was established in 1975 by Bell Canada in appreciation of its past Chairperson of the Board, Thomas Wardrope Eadie, and in recognition of the increasingly important role of Applied Science to the quality of life in Canada.
The medal is awarded in recognition of major contributions to Engineering or Applied Science, with preference given to those having an impact on communications, in particular the development of the Internet. The bronze medal and a cash amount of $3,000 are offered every year if there is a suitable candidate.
The selection committee consists of two Fellows from the Academy of Sciences, one from the Applied Sciences and Engineering Division and one from the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division. A representative from Bell Canada shall also serve and the Director of the Applied Sciences and Engineering Division shall act as Chair.
2006 : Alberto Leon-Garcia