The Edward F. Sheffield Award was named in honour of Ted Sheffield, the first Professor of Higher Education in Canada (University of Toronto), and founding President of CSSHE. The award recognizes the best research article published in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education each year.
The editorial team selects the winner using the following criteria: centrality and relevance of the issue addressed to CJHE mission; originality and creativity in the use of theory and application of theory; appropriateness of the research methodology; clarity of the argument; effectiveness of the presentation, organization, and style; strength of conclusions; and relevance and significance to Canadian higher education.
Year Author(s) Title 2021 J. Paul Grayson The Emperor’s New Clothes: Maclean’s, NSSE, and the Inappropriate Ranking of Canadian Universities
2020 Bessma Momani, Emma Dreher, and Kira Williams More Than a Pipeline Problem: Evaluating the Gender Pay Gap in Canadian Academia from 1996 to 2016 2019 Karen Robson, Paul Anisef, Robert S. Brown, and Rhonda George Underrepresented Students and the Transition to Postsecondary Education: Comparing Two Toronto Cohorts 2018 Rochelle Wijesingha and Howard Ramos Human Capital or Cultural Taxation: What Accounts for Differences in Tenure and Promotion of Racialized and Female Faculty? 2017 Pierre Gilles Piché and Glen Jones Institutional Diversity in Ontario’s University Sector: A Policy Debate Analysis 2016 Camie Augustus Knowledge Liaisons: Negotiating Multiple Pedagogies in Global Indigenous Studies Courses 2015 Michelle Pidgeon, Jo-ann Archibald, Colleen Hawkey Relationships matter: Supporting Aboriginal graduate students in British Columbia, Canada 2014 Patrick Pelletier La logique institutionnelle d’appropriation du concept ThinkPad university : le cas des écoles et facultés de gestion québécoises 2013 Emery J. Hyslop-Margison Hugh A. Leonard Post Neo-Liberalism and the Humanities: What the Repressive State Apparatus Means for Universities 2012 Rozzet Jurdi Sam Hage Henry P.H. Chow Academic Dishonesty in the Canadian Classroom: Behaviours of a Sample of University Students 2011 Michael Skolnik A Look Back at the Decision on the Transfer Function at the Founding of Ontario’s Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology 2010 Laura Servage The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Neo-Liberalization of Higher Education: Constructing the Entrepreneurial Learner 2009 David Marshall Differentiation by Degrees: System Design and the Changing Undergraduate Environment in Canada 2008 Michael Ornstein Penni Stewart Janice Drakich Promotion at Canadian Universities: The Intersection of Gender, Discipline and Institution 2007 Julia Christensen Donald McCabe Academic Misconduct within Higher Education in Canada 2006 Charles Bélanger Joan Mount Paul Madgett Ivan Filion National Innovation and the Role of the College Sector 2005 J. Paul Grayson The relationship between grades and academic program satisfaction over four years of study 2004 John Levin Two British Columbia university colleges and the process of economic globalization 2003 Art Budros Do university presidents make a difference? A strategic leadership theory of university entrenchment 2002 Lesley Andres Transfer from community college to university: Perspectives and experiences of British Columbia students 2001 Mathieu Albert Stratégies d’apatation des organismes subventionnaires en sciences humaines et sociles au Canada et au Québec aux compressions budgétaires gouvernementales 2000 L. McAlpine, C. Weston, C. Beauchamp, C. Wiseman, J. Beauchamp Monitoring student cues: Tracking student behaviour in order to improve instruction in higher education 1999 Derek Hum Tenure, faculty contracts, and bargaining conflicts 1998 Lena McCourtie Peter Miller Philosophical literacy: Dialogue on a pedagogical experiment 1997 Irene Karpiak Ghosts in wilderness: Problems and priorities of faculty at mid career and mid-life 1996 E. L. Donaldson E. A. Dixon Retaining women students in science involves more than course selection 1995 James Dean Rodney Clifton An evaluation of pay equity reports at five Canadian universities 1994 Brent McKeown Allan Macdonell Charles Bowman The point of view of the student in attrition research 1993 Steve O. Michael E. A. Holdaway Entrepreneurial activities in postsecondary education