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Customer Value Award

The Customer Value Award has been created to honour and reward an individual for their ongoing support in his/her local SAS community.  Examples include:  people who informally assist their peers, user group involvement, anyone who goes beyond the call of duty to assist SAS usage. See the bottom of the page for the ‘Customer Value Award Hall of Fame’.

The recipient of the award will receive a trip to SAS Global Forum (formerly SUGI) including return airfare, hotel for up to 3 nights and registration costs, and an award to be presented at a special dinner at SAS Global Forum.  The winner should be willing to be profiled in the January edition of insights – the Canadian User Newsletter. This year we’ve also added something new; as a special incentive, we’re entering everyone who nominates a co-worker into a draw to win a free SAS Global Forum registration, which is valued at over $1000.

Please fill out the form below and submit it. (If you prefer, you can print it, fill it out, and fax it to 416-363-5399, Attn: Customer Value Team).

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Nominations will be reviewed by a team of SAS employees from a variety of locations across the country. 

The following criteria must be adhered to in order for nominations to be valid:

  • Nominatees must not be a SAS employee and must be supporting Canadian SAS Users
  • Nominators and nominatees may be contacted in the future for follow up by the Customer Value Team regarding the nomination.
  • Submissions must be received by December 20, 2013. The winner will be contacted and announced in the winter edition of insights – The Canadian Users Newsletter

Web Form

Nominated By:
Candidate for Award:
In 500 words or less, provide specific examples of why this candidate should be the CV Award winner. (Suggested topics to cover: user group support/presentations, internal organization support, external support, training, encourage participation, etc.)

For more information or clarification on any of the above, please contact the Customer Value Team at

Please note that at this time we are unable to accept nominations for Quebec Residents. In lieu of this, we will be working with the User Group executive committees in Quebec to offer something to an outstanding individual.


2004: Bruce Densmore, IBM Global Services
2005: Mark Lucas, University of Saskatchewan
2006: Greg McLean, Statistics Canada
2007: Kevin Druhan, Nova Scotia Department of Health
2008: Art Tabachneck, Insurance Bureau of Canada
2009: Rupinder Dhillon, Dhillon Consulting Inc.
2010: Roy Finzel of the Government of Alberta 
2011: Ron Kaine, Bell Canada
2012: Audrey Orval, Banque Laurentienne