The silver medal was designed by Michael Bozozuk, minted by the Royal Canadian Mint. The seven sides represents North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Antarctica, where Canadian engineers have practiced.
This Medal was established in 1997 to recognize and encourage Canadian contributions in the field of engineering at the world stage and also to honour K.Y. Lo, Professor Emeritus of the University of Western Ontario, for his outstanding contributions to the field of geotechnical and civil engineering.
The K.Y. Lo Medal is awarded to a member of the EIC who has made significant engineering contributions at the international level. Such contributions may include: