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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