2014: David Smith

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation has selected David Smith of Saskatchewan, Canada, for two of its international awards. He is the 2014 recipient of the Foundation's Copper Black International Award for Creative Achievement amd the International Intellectual Benefits to Society Award. He was presented the honors at the American Mensa Annual Gathering awards ceremony held in Boston.

"Mr. Smith has provided a valuable tool to potentially increase safety for a whole industry," said Dave Remine, President of the Mensa Foundation. "The Mensa Foundation recognizes intelligence and the ability that individuals like Mr. Smith have to look at a common challenge and develop uncommon solutions."

Smith received the Copper Black International Award for Creative Achievement for providing practical electrical safety risk management skills that electrical workers can apply in their work. Smith has designed and built three innovative, mobile safety-training labs unique to North America and is a member of Mensa Canada.