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.

Year Recipient Nominated by
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

Honorary Membership

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.