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Awards & Scholarships

Academic Librarians' and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award

The CAUT Academic Librarians’ Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize outstanding service by academic librarians or faculty who have contributed to the advancement of the status and/or working conditions of academic librarians at Canadian universities and colleges.


CAUT Academic Freedom Award

CAUT Council created the CAUT Academic Freedom Award to recognize individuals for significant efforts to promote and defend academic freedom in their universities or colleges. Recipients are nominated by their CAUT member association.


Dedicated Service Award

CAUT Council created the CAUT Dedicated Service Award in 2003 to recognize individuals for exceptional service to their faculty associations. Recipients are nominated by their association and the award is presented at a membership meeting.


Lee Lorch Award

The CAUT Lee Lorch Award recognizes academics who excel in each of the domains of academic life: teaching, research, service to the institution and to the community.


Milner Memorial Award

The Milner Memorial Award was established to recognize a distinguished contribution to the cause of academic freedom.


Excellence in Post-Secondary Education Journalism

Awards for outstanding reporting, to recognize and promote in-depth and thoughtful coverage of issues related to post-secondary education in Canada.


Equity Award

The CAUT Equity Award was established in 2010 to recognize post-secondary academic staff who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to challenging exclusionary behaviours and practices such as racism and homophobia and by so doing have made post-secondary education in Canada more inclusive.


Donald C. Savage Award

The Donald C. Savage Award was instituted to honour and to recognize outstanding achievements in the promotion of collective bargaining in Canadian universities.


Sarah Shorten Award

The Sarah Shorten Award was established to recognize outstanding achievements in the promotion of the advancement of women in Canadian universities.


The Bernice Schrank Award

The Bernice Schrank Award was created in 2013 to recognize outstanding contributions to the enforcement of academic staff workplace rights through grievance/arbitration.