CAUT is accepting recommendations for the 2006 Sarah Shorten Award. The award, established by CAUT in 1990, recognizes outstanding achievements in promoting the advancement of women in Canadian universities and colleges.
"Faculty associations, women’s committees, or any other interested parties are invited to submit recommendations," said Wendy Robbins, chair of CAUT’s Women’s Committee, which oversees the award.
"Candidates need not be members of the academic community, but the results of their contributions should have benefited any or all groups of women (faculty, students, staff) in post-secondary education," Robbins added, noting a candidate’s achievements may include, but are not limited to, organizational leadership, policy implementation, legislation, publication, educational initiatives, or distinguished service. "
The outstanding quality of the contribution may derive from the result of a single project or activity, or in the accumulation of efforts through consistent involvement over a long period of time and may have been focused locally, provincially, regionally, nationally, or a combination of these," Robbins said.
To recommend a candidate for the award, nominators should submit a letter of recommendation giving a detailed statement about the candidate, including what they consider to be the candidate’s contributions to the advancement of women in the post-secondary sector, a curriculum vitae and letters of support.
Recommendations will be received until Feb. 10, 2006 and should be addressed to: Chair, Women’s Committee, CAUT, 2675 Queensview Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 8K2.