Nomination Form & Deadline
Nominations for the Award may be submitted by individuals, member associations or others, using this form. The deadline for nominations is August 31.
The Award is given annually to recognize an academic who has excelled in each of the three principal aspects of academic life: teaching, research, and service to the institution and to the community. The recipient will be an individual whose teaching, research and service has contributed significantly to the lives of students, to their institution, to their field of study, and to the community.
Nominators should submit a letter explaining the rationale for the nomination and give detailed information about the nominee’s record in teaching, research and service. It is essential that the nominator provide information for each of these three areas as excellence in all three is a requirement for eligibility for the Award. The nominator should also include documentation that would help the jury in its decision making. It is the responsibility of the nominators to provide all necessary information as the jury will review only the material it receives.
Nominations will be adjudicated by a jury of the three most recent former presidents of CAUT. The jury’s recommendation will be made to the Fall Council for approval.
The award will be presented at the Spring CAUT Council. The recipient will be invited to give an address to Council. The address will be subsequently published by CAUT. The recipient will receive a $1,000 honorarium with the award.
- 2021 — Geoff Rayner-Canham (Memorial)
- 2020 — Isabel Desgagné-Penix (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières)
- 2019 — David Este (Calgary)
- 2018 — Dr. John P. Smol (Queen's) "A crisis in science literacy, communication, and evidence‐based policy: At what point does our reluctance to engage the public make us complicit?"
- 2017 — Craig Heron (York) "The Public Intellectual"
- 2016 — Françoise Baylis (Dalhousie) "My academic mission: To make the powerful care - Slide Show"
- 2015 — David W. Schindler (Alberta) "Science in the Public Interest - Slide Show // Speaking Notes"
- 2014 — John Holmes (Queen's) "The Difference a Generation Makes"
- 2013 — Marie Battiste (Saskatchewan) "You Can't Be the Doctor If You're the Disease — Eurocentrism and Indigenous Renaissance"
- 2012 — Lee Lorch (York) 2011
- 2011 — Monique Cormier (Montréal) "La fonction de cadre dans l’angle mort des rôles académiques"
- 2010 — Barry Grant (Brock) "Natural Born Pillars: The Academic Importance of Cineliteracy"
- 2009 — Guy Rocher (Montreal) "Truth as a Value and a Practice: A Perpetual Issue in Post-Secondary Education"
- 2008 — John Loxley (Manitoba) "The Interdisciplinary Intellectual & Public Policy Research"
- 2007 — Chad Gaffield (Ottawa) "Embracing the New Metaphor for 21st Century Universities"