The deadline for nomination for our honor awards is February 15 of each year.
Award of Recognition
This award was established in 1987 to recognize contributions of those not professionally employed in adult and continuing education in Canada at one of our member institutions. Nominations are open to non-members employed in areas other than University Continuing Education. Within our membership categories, only institutional members may submit a nomination.
The following criteria must be met:
- Evidence of demonstrable, sustained, and significant contribution to university continuing education.
- Examples include: a major role in communication and championing university continuing education in society; furnishing substantial support and resources to university continuing education projects with national impact; a leadership role in adult education causes; a role in policy or decision-making with significant national impact on university continuing education; a truly exemplary role in developing recognition of the importance of university continuing education within the university community.
- Each nomination shall be supported by at least two letters of recommendation from individuals who are in positions to verify the nominees’ actions that address the award’s criteria.
- Nominations shall include biographical data and an outline of the nominee’s contribution to continuing education in Canada.
The CAUCE Executive will decide on an appropriate recipient at its February meeting and advise both the nominee and the nominator shortly afterward. The award is presented at the annual conference.
|2014||Paul Bélanger||Université de Montréal|
|2010||A. Maxwell House||Memorial University of Newfoundland|
|2004||G. Raymond Chang||Ryerson University|
|1988||Lloyd Shaw||Dalhousie University|
|1989||Walter Pitman||Ryerson Polytechnical Institute|
|1990||Donner Canadian Foundation||Simon Fraser University|
|1991||Michèlle Jean||Dalhousie University and Saint Francis Xavier University|
|1996||Frank McKenna||University of New Brunswick|
This honor is generally awarded at the conclusion of an individual’s career in University Continuing Education and is intended for those who have served the objectives of CAUCE in outstanding fashion. Previous decisions regarding Honorary Membership have tended to interpret contribution or service in the light of national or regional impact and not solely based on local accomplishments.
The following nominee criteria must be met:
- A CAUCE member at the completion of their career in University Continuing Education (typically at retirement)
- Have a minimum of 10 years proven service and leadership within the association
- Have made contributions that are national or regional in scope
Nominations for honorary membership shall include biographical data and an outline of the nominee’s contribution to continuing education generally and to the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education more specifically. Each nomination shall be supported by at least two letters of recommendation from individuals who are in positions to verify the nominees’ actions that address the award’s criteria. The CAUCE Executive will decide on an appropriate recipient(s) at its February meeting and will advise both the nominee and nominator shortly thereafter. The award is presented at the annual conference.
Outstanding Service Award
This award recognizes individuals for the demonstrated impact of their outstanding leadership, commitment, and service to university continuing education in Canada. The nominee must be a CAUCE member. Up to 4 awards per year will be granted.
Nominations will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:
- Length of service (minimum 5 years contributing to university continuing education at the local, regional and/or national levels).
- Demonstrated impact of contribution in one or more areas of continuing education (including leadership, teaching and learning, program development, online and distance education, marketing, administration, research and student support).
Nominations must be supported by a CAUCE institutional representative on behalf of their staff and shall include biographical data and an outline of the nominee’s contribution to university continuing education in Canada. The CAUCE Executive will review and select recipients at its February meeting and will advise both the nominee and the nominator shortly afterward. The award is presented at the annual conference and AGM.