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CACS Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service

CACS Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service

Deadline for submissions: March 11, 2022

Update as of April 14, 2022: This year there was a late change of adjudicator for the Ted T. Aoki Award. We realize that this may have resulted in some confusion, delays and applicants missing the deadline.  In order to ensure fairness, it has been decided that the nominators of this year’s candidates will be asked to resubmit next year. This decision doesn’t reflect in any way on the very worthy applicants’ dossiers, but is based on the importance of transparently, which we believe is too important to overlook. 

Direct questions to: Avril Aitkin

The Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) seeks nominations for the “Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service within the Field of Canadian Curriculum Studies.” The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have made major contributions through research, teaching, and/or professional service in the field of curriculum studies in Canada.

Prize

The winner of the Ted T. Aoki award will receive a plaque to be presented at the CSSE Congress.

Criteria

The winner of this award will be expected to meet at least three of the following four criteria:

  • A distinguished record of research and publication in the area of curriculum studies as evidenced by publications in journals with national and international status, and/or published books, and/or by the receipt of research grants or equivalent measures.
  • A distinguished record of teaching and preparation of graduate students, as evidenced by the receipt of teaching awards, commendations from students, former students occupying leading positions in curriculum studies.
  • An active role in the preparation of teaching materials in the area of curriculum studies, as evidenced by authorship of textbooks, case studies, audiovisual materials, presentations or workshops, or equivalent.
  • Active service related to Canadian curriculum studies through membership on committees, preparation of public reports or documents, contributions to public debate about curriculum issues, or equivalent.

Eligibility

Candidates must have made major contributions to the field of Canadian curriculum studies through scholarship and service over an extended period of time, usually at least 10 years.
Candidates must be Canadian or have worked in Canadian institutions.

Submission Requirements

Colleagues and graduate students are encouraged to submit names and résumés of outstanding individuals who have made major contributions to curriculum studies in Canada. A maximum of three supporting letters for the nominee from persons who are able to attest to the outstanding nature of the contributions should be included with the nominator’s submission.

By the deadline, a letter of recommendation and a copy of the candidate’s resumé, together with any supporting letters of reference, should be submitted.

CACS Award for the Outstanding Publications in Canadian Curriculum Studies

CACS Award for the Outstanding Publications in Canadian Curriculum Studies

Deadline for submissions: February 7, 2022

Submit to: Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

The Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) is seeking nominations and submissions of articles for the Outstanding Publication in Curriculum Studies Award. This annual award recognizes an outstanding publication related to scholarly insights and advances made in Curriculum Studies in Canada. Articles may be single-authored or co-authored, and should have specific relevance to the field of curriculum studies in Canada. Publications are welcome in French or English. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2022 for articles published between January 1st and December 31st of the previous calendar year. Submissions should be sent to the Chairperson of the Outstanding Publication Committee, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook.

Prize 
A commemorative plaque will be presented to the winner(s) of the outstanding publication award at the CSSE conference. 

Criteria 
Submitted publications will be judged by a panel of Canadian curriculum scholars on the basis of their relevance to the field of Canadian curriculum studies, originality, timeliness, and quality of writing. 

Eligibility 
Book chapters or articles published in scholarly journals or papers in proceedings, in print or online/electronic format, are eligible. Books cannot be considered but may be shared in the Celebration for Creative and Scholarly Works. Authors are limited to one submission. 

Articles published between January 1 and December 31 of the previous calendar year will be considered. For example, the competition closing February 1, 2022 will consider articles published between January 1 and December 31 of 2021. 

Authors should be working in Canadian institutions, or if working abroad, should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The publication venue, however, need not be Canadian to be eligible for the award. Publications authored by one or more individuals, a group, organization, or committee are eligible for consideration. 

Submission Requirements 
Applicants should submit: 

  • A cover page providing the full bibliographic citation for the submitted article, as well as the name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and e-mail address(es) of the author(s). 
  • An electronic copy of the article if it appears in a print journal. 
  • A PDF of the article if it appears in an electronic journal or if no PDF is available, the URL. 
  • Submissions should be received by electronic mail only. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. 

Prix de l’ACÉC pour la publication exceptionnelle dans le domaine des études du curriculum 2021 L’Association canadienne pour l’étude du curriculum (ACÉC) lance un appel pour des nominations de candidatures et des soumissions d’articles ou de chapitres de livres pour le Prix de l’ACÉC

Critères 

Les publications soumises seront jugées par un groupe de spécialistes canadiens du curriculum en fonction de leur pertinence dans le domaine des programmes d’études canadiennes, de leurs originalités, de l’actualité de l’information présentée et de la qualité de rédaction. 

Admissibilité 

Les chapitres ou les articles publiés dans des revues académiques ou ou dans des actes, en format imprimé ou en ligne sont admissibles. Les livres ne peuvent pas être considérés mais peuvent être partagés dans la célébration d’œuvres créatives et académiques. Les auteurs sont limités à une seule soumission. 


Les articles publiés entre le 1 janvier et le 31 décembre de l’année précédente seront admissibles. Par exemple, pour les soumissions se terminant le 1 février 2022, les articles publiés entre le 1er janvier et le 31 décembre 2021 seront admissibles. 


Les auteurs doivent évoluer au sein d’institutions canadiennes ou, s’ils travaillent à l’étranger, être citoyens canadiens ou résidents permanents. Toutefois, la publication doit être canadienne pour être admissible au prix. Les textes écrits par une ou plusieurs personnes, par un groupe, par une organisation ou par un comité sont également admissibles. 

Exigences de soumission 

Les candidats doivent soumettre: 

  • une page de couverture fournissant la citation bibliographique complète pour l’article soumis, ainsi que le(s) nom(s), l’affiliation institutionnelle et l’adresse électronique de l’auteur(e) ou des auteurs. 
  • une copie électronique de l’article s’il apparaît dans un journal imprimé. 
  • un PDF de l’article s’il apparaît dans un journal électronique ou si aucun PDF n’est disponible, l’URL.

Les soumissions doivent être reçues uniquement par courrier électronique. Les soumissions incomplètes ou en retard ne seront pas retenues. 

CACS Dissertation Award

CACS Dissertation Award

Deadline for submissions: February 7, 2022

Submit to: Darlene St. Georges

The Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) annually sponsors the CACS Dissertation Award for the best doctoral thesis in curriculum studies in Canada. The award is intended for students who defended dissertations at a Canadian university in the calendar year preceding the application deadline.

Prize

The winner of the CACS Dissertation Award will receive a plaque and $500 for expenses to attend the CACS Celebration at the CSSE Conference.

Criteria

A panel of three experienced researchers in curriculum studies at Canadian universities, who are members of CACS, will adjudicate the submissions. General criteria are overall quality, substance, distinctiveness, and significance. Specifically, reviewers are seeking outstanding dissertations that:

demonstrate an original, sophisticated engagement with theory/practice employ a high degree of creativity or critique,

and preferably both; provide evidence of a scholarly awareness of   the contribution and significance of the study to curriculum studies in Canada

Short-listed finalists will be asked to submit a full electronic version of their dissertation, including a copy of the signed and dated committee acceptance of the dissertation.

Submission Requirements

Interested applicants or their doctoral supervisors should submit the following, as three separate electronic files:

1. A cover page providing the following information: applicant’s name; current address, phone and e-mail; the name of the university where the study was completed; the name of the supervisor(s) and the external examiner; and the defense date.

2. An abstract of 500 words that briefly summarizes the research and highlights its originality and the significance of its contribution to curriculum studies in Canada.  

3. The dissertation’s table of contents accompanied by an excerpt from the dissertation of no more than 1000 words.  Submissions that exceed the word count will not be considered.

CACS-ACÉC Cynthia Chambers Master’s Thesis Award

CACS-ACÉC Cynthia Chambers Master’s Thesis Award

Deadline for submissions: February 7, 2020

Submit to: Teresa Strong-Wilson

In her provocative address of what was absent or underrepresented in the landscape of curriculum studies in Canada, Cynthia Chambers – whose life writing as a form of inquiry and Indigenous Studies research around Indigenous literacies of place has inspired educational thinkers in Canada ­and beyond – challenged scholars “towrite a topography for curriculum theory, one that begins at home but journeys elsewhere” (1999, p. 148). In honour of Dr. Chambers, the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) annually awards theCynthia Chambers Thesis Award for an outstanding Master’s thesis in curriculum studies in Canada. This award is intended for students who defended a thesis at a Canadian university in the calendar year preceding the application deadline of February 7th. The thesis may be presented in either English or French.

Chambers, C. 1999. “A Topography for Canadian Curriculum Theory.” Canadian Journal of Education 24 (2): 137–150. https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/2749

Prize
The winner of the CACS Cynthia Chambers Thesis Award will receive a plaque and expenses to participate in the 2022 CACS Celebration, which will take place as part of the CSSE Annual Conference, May 14 – 20, 2022.

Criteria
A panel of three experienced researchers in curriculum studies at Canadian universities, who are members of CACS, will adjudicate the submissions. General criteria are overall quality, substance, distinctiveness, and significance. Specifically, reviewers are seeking outstanding theses that:

  • are original;
  • employ a high degree of creativity or critique (preferably both);
  • demonstrate a sophisticated engagement with both theoretical and practical considerations (that is, informed by matters of theory and method rather than driven by or simply applying them);
  • provide evidence of a scholarly awareness of what has been learned and gained through the inquiry as well as the limitations of the scope and effect(s) of the inquiry.

Short-listed finalists will be asked to submit a full electronic version of their thesis, including a copy of the signed and dated committee acceptance of the thesis.

Submission Requirements
Interested applicants or their thesis supervisors should submit the following, as three separate electronic MS Word files:

  1. A cover page providing the following information: applicant’s name; current address, phone and e-mail; the name of the university where the study was completed; the name of the supervisor(s) and the external examiner; the defense date
  2. An abstract of no more than 1000-1200 words (1000 for English and 1200 for French), which includes the full title and a brief description of the intent, design and results of the inquiry, to make the case that the submission meets the criteria of the award, i.e., that the thesis is pertinent, original and makes a significant contribution to curriculum studies research in Canada
  3. A current copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae.

Incomplete submissions and hard copies will not be considered. 


Please send all applications email to Avril Aitken by February 7, 2020. Please write “Chambers Award” in the subject line of the email.  [Note: There is an out-of-office message, but I will be checking for submissions].

Award Winners | Lauréats

2021

Cynthia Chambers Master’s Thesis Award | Prix de Thèse de Maîtrise «Cynthia Chambers»

Claire White, Vancouver Island University

Shades of Shame: An Autoethnography Exploring the Role of Shame and the Stigma of Childhood Mental Illness Within the Educational System

Supervisor: Dr. Mary Ann Richards


Outstanding Publication Award | Prix de la Meilleure Publication

Dr. Steven Khan, Brock University

After the M in STEM: Towards multispecies’ flourishing

Outstanding Publication Special Mentions include:

  • James Miles, OISE, Curriculum reform in a culture of redress: how social and political pressures are shaping social studies curriculum in Canada
  • Dr. Aubrey Hanson, University of Calgary, Teaching Indigenous literatures for decolonization: Challenging learning, learning to challenge
  • Dr. Cassie J. Brownell, OISE, Inventing expert in the English language arts: A case study of critical literacies in a third-grade classroom
  • Dr. Cathryn van Kessel, University of Alberta & Dr. Muna Saleh, Concordia University of Edmonton, Fighting the plague: “Difficult” knowledge as sirens’ song in teacher education

Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service in Canadian Curriculum Studies | Prix Ted. T. Aoki: En Reconnaissance de ServicesÉminents en Études du Curriculum Canadie

Dr. Brent Davis, University of Calgary


Dissertation Award | Prix de Dissertation

Dr. Jennifer Markides, University of Calgary

Wisdom and Well-Being Post-Disaster: Stories Told by Youth

Supervisor: Dr. Shirley Steinberg

2020

Cynthia Chambers Master’s Thesis Award | Prix de Thèse de Maîtrise «Cynthia Chambers»

Jessica Irvine, University of Regina

Writing and teaching curriculum with relationships in our place: A critical meta-analysis of Saskatchewan core French curricula’s cultural indicators

Supervisor: Dr. Heather Phipps


Outstanding Publication Award | Prix de la Meilleure Publication

Dr. Brooke Madden, University of Alberta

A de/colonizing theory of truth and reconciliation education

Outstanding Publication Special Mentions include:

  • Dr. Cassie Brownell, OISE, Sound the alarm!: Disrupting sonic resonances of an elementary English language arts classroom
  • Kiera Brant-Birioukov, UBC, Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, University of Ottawa & Dr. Kristina Llewellyn, University of Waterloo, Re-storying settler teacher education: Truth, reconciliation and oral history
  • Dr. Momina Khan, University of Saskatchewan, When does free speech become offensive speech? Teaching controversial issues in the classroom
  • Dr. Victoria Bouvier, Mount Royal University & Jennifer MacDonald, University of Calgary, Spiritual exchange: A methodology for a living inquiry with all our relations

Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service in Canadian Curriculum Studies | Prix Ted. T. Aoki: En Reconnaissance de ServicesÉminents en Études du Curriculum Canadie

Dr. jan jagodzinski, University of Alberta


Dissertation Award | Prix de Dissertation

Dr. Keri Cheechoo, University of Ottawa

(Re)Stor(y)ing “Canadian” Histories: Reproductive (In)Justice and Indigenous Women

Supervisor: Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook