CASWE Achievement Award

The CASWE/ACÉFÉ Achievement Award is offered annually to a Canadian woman or group of women who has/have made an outstanding contribution to women and education. It acknowledges contributions in teaching, scholarship, and/or sustained service to community and society.


The award will consist of an announcement made at the annual AGM of CSSE/SCÉÉ; a news item for home university PR Office, if relevant, and other coverage as possible; a letter of acknowledgement and congratulations to the relevant home institution; and a certificate of recognition.


All submissions must be emailed to Dr. Lisa Starr ( ), Past-president CASWE/ACÉFÉ by February 28, 2018.

Submission Requirements

The following documents are to be submitted:

  1. a nomination letter, referring to above criteria
  2. nominee’s biographical package that could include a curriculum vitae and/or other selected materials to support the nomination, such as: personal narrative, video, CD, poetry, etc…
  3. at least two supporting letters relevant to the nomination; one letter should be from a CASWE/ACÉFÉ member


The recipient(s) will be an active scholar/practitioner who accepts and supports nomination by a peer. They may be nominated in recognition of one or more of the following outstanding contributions to women and education in Canada: (a) original research/practice; (b) innovative feminist teaching; (c) sustained service; (d) other creative work; or (e) a combination of these.

2011: Dr. Sharon Cook, Ottawa University
2008: Dr. Didi Khayatt, York University
2007: Dr. Beth Young, University of Alberta
2005: Rebecca Coulter, University of Western Ontario
2004: Jane Gaskell, OISE

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