Distinguished Academic Award
Distinguished Academic Early Career Award
CAFA DISTINGUISHED ACADEMIC AWARDS
The purpose of the CAFA Distinguished Academic Awards is to recognize members of the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association [ULFA], the Athabasca University Faculty Association [AUFA], The Faculty Association of the University of Calgary and the Association of Academic Staff of the University of Alberta [AASUA], who through their research and/or other scholarly, creative or professional activities have made outstanding contributions to the community beyond the university.
Each Award recipient will receive a cheque for $2,000 and an original piece of Alberta artwork.
CAFA Distinguished Academic Award
Recognizing an academic staff member, or group of staff members, who through their research and/or other scholarly, creative or professional activities have made an outstanding contribution to the wider community beyond the university.
CAFA Distinguished Academic Early Career Award
Recognizing an academic staff member at an early stage of his or her career, who through his or her research and/or other scholarly, creative or professional activity has made an outstanding contribution to the wider community beyond the university.
Nominees must be current members of one of the academic staff associations within CAFA - the AASUA, AUFA, Calgary, or ULFA. For a group nomination, a majority of group members, including the primary researcher or group leader, must be current members of one of the CAFA academic staff associations.
Nominees for the CAFA Distinguished Academic Early Career Award must be no more than eight (8) years beyond the completion of a doctoral degree or equivalent qualification.
Any type or form of research and/or other scholarly, creative or professional activity which makes a contribution to the community beyond the university is eligible for consideration by the Selection Committee.
In making its decision, the Selection Committee, at its discretion, may also take into account such factors as a nominee's teaching and service record, as well as other aspects of his or her professional life..
Nominations for either Award must include the following:
1. A completed Nomination Form
2. A Nomination Letter describing specifically how the research and/or other scholarly, creative or professional activity of the nominee(s) has made a contribution to the community beyond the university. Nominations from any source are welcome.
[N.B. The work of the Selection Committee is dependent on the quality and completeness of the information it receives in the Nomination Letters.]
3. The current CV of the nominee(s).
4. Two (2) Letters of Reference.
[N.B. Letters of reference should be from persons qualified to comment on the research and/or other scholarly, creative or professional activity of the nominee(s), and the contribution it has made to the community outside the university.]
Send your Nomination package to CAFA, 8909S - 112 Street (HUB Mall), U of A, Edmonton, AB, T6G 25C. You can also e-mail your package in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations for both CAFA Awards must be received by April 23, 2016.
The Selection Committee consists of the president of CAFA, as Chair, and the presidents of the four CAFA member associations - AASUA, AUFA, Calgary, and ULFA - or their designates. The Executive Director of CAFA, ex-officio, sits as a (non-voting) member of the Committee.
The Selection Committee may deliberate, consult and arrive at its decisions as it shall determine, subject to the Terms of Reference of the CAFA Distinguished Academic Awards. The decisions of the Selection Committee are final.
Award recipients will be selected by May 11, 2016.
An Award recipient must be willing and able to attend the annual CAFA Distinguished Academic Awards dinner and to make a brief presentation on his research and/or other scholarly, creative or professional activity and its contribution to the wider community. Some contact with the media may also be required. Travel and hotel expenses for Award recipients attending the Awards dinner will be paid for by CAFA.
The 2016 CAFA Awards Dinner will take place in Edmonton on Thursday, September 22, 2016.