The purpose of the award is to recognize a graduate thesis or dissertation that makes a distinct contribution to Canadian-based university continuing education and/or adult education.
Submissions are invited from individuals attending Canadian universities or Canadians attending universities outside of Canada. In order to be eligible, the thesis or dissertation must have been successfully completed (defended) within two calendar years prior to the award application. Theses previously submitted to CAUCE for this award are not eligible for consideration.
The following criteria will be used in evaluating submissions:
- centrality and relevance of the topic to university continuing education;
- clarity of the thesis statement;
- strength and coherence of the findings/conclusion;
- effectiveness of the organization and style of the presentation.
Applicants must submit (on the form below):
- a 500-word statement indicating the relevance of the research to university continuing education;
- a copy of the dissertation or thesis;
- at least two supporting letters.
2016 – Kathy Snow, Cape Breton University
2013 – Janice Cruise, University of Saskatchewan
2010 – Heather McRae, University of Victoria
2009 – Brian Campbell, University of Regina
2007 – Lorraine Carter, Laurentian University
2004 – Dirk Morrison, University of Saskatchewan
2001 – Nancy Petersen, Simon Fraser University
2000 – Francois Ruph, Université du Québec