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Milner Memorial Award

Awards & Scholarships

Background

The Milner Memorial Award was established by CAUT in 1969 in honour of James Milner, a former chairperson of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, to recognize a distinguished contribution to the cause of academic freedom. It is given for actions undertaken on behalf of academic freedom, or writings which contribute significantly to an understanding and strengthening of academic freedom in the Canadian community.

Criteria

The criteria for the award must of necessity remain rather broad. Candidates will be assessed for a distinguished contribution to the cause of academic freedom, and might therefore be based either on actions undertaken on behalf of academic freedom, or on writings which contribute significantly to an understanding and strengthening of academic freedom in the Canadian community. It may be given to a faculty member, a university administrator, a student, a member of government at the provincial or national level, etc.

The number and frequency of awards will be as the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee and CAUT Council deem appropriate.

Recommendations

Recommendations must be accompanied by a statement of why the individual qualifies for the award and whatever other appropriate documentation is necessary to illustrate and support the person's contribution. The Committee may gather additional information as it feels necessary to assist in its decision making.

Member associations and other groups and individuals are encouraged to contribute recommendations for the award.

Recommendations should be addressed to: Chair, Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, c/o Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2705 Queensview Drive, Ottawa, ON K2B 8K2.

Recipients

2011 — William Bruneau
2009 — Fred Harper
2009 — Michael Jaremko
2009 — Hugh Makepeace
2009 — Roman March
2009 — Marian Martin
2009 — Elizabeth Morrison
2009 — Kenneth McNaught
2009 — Michael Oliver
2009 — William (Viljo) Packer
2009 — Gerald Panting
2009 — Stewart Reid
2009 — Kay Sigurjonsson
2009 — Richard Stingle
2009 — Margaret Stobie
2009 — John Warkentin
2009 — Walter Young
2005 — Donald C. Savage
2002 — Michiel Horn
2001 — Nancy Olivieri
1997 — Daniel Soberman
1993 — Jon Thompson
1989 — Victor W. Sim
1985 — James Foulks
1979 — Archie E. Malloch
1974 — Harry S. Crowe
1973 — J. Percy Smith
1971 — Mr. Justice Bora Laskin