Mr. Walter Lipinsky, received the Serge Villard Award, for his outstanding commitment and contributions to the accreditation program. Walter has been an assessor in the CALA Accreditation Program since 1996 and has been an active member of the Advisory Panel since 2015. He has been on over 60 assessments, either as an assessor or as a lead assessor. Feedback from laboratories and co-assessors is always positive, and makes reference to his expertise, knowledge and collegial approach. Walter is always will to help CALA staff, either with assessments or other projects.