The purpose of this award is to recognize research and scholarship on higher education and/or topics directly relevant to Canadian higher education which can include the socio-political context, access, governance, teaching and learning, institutional studies, or education and employment.
The award is intended to be conferred on a practicing scholar in mid-career. A scholar in mid-career is an individual who, in addition to having an established reputation for scholarship will continue to contribute to research in the field for some time to come. A mid-career scholar is normally 7-20 years post-Ph.D., has a significant publication record, and an established reputation for publishing research on aspects of Canadian higher education.
In reviewing candidates for the award, particular emphasis will be given to work published by the candidate in the last five years (immediate past five years, excluding parental, medical, or other recognized leaves from research activity), with at least five publications in reputable peer-refereed journals, book chapters, and/or scholarly books in the field of higher education. The award is not meant to recognize teaching or service to institutions or the profession.
Nominations may be made by members or non-members, but self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominators may submit a maximum of two nominations per year. Nominations must be forwarded in electronic form to the CSSHE Secretariat in MSWord format. The deadline for nominations is 31 January each year.
Each submission must be complete and include:
- A duly completed nomination form;
- A letter of nomination introducing the candidate and providing a supporting rationale for the nomination (please address the criteria directly);
- A curriculum vitae of the candidate, including a full list of publications.
- Examples of recent publications of the candidate (maximum 3).
Research and Scholarship Award
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education
|2021||Michelle Pidgeon||Simon Fraser University|
|2020||Sarah Eaton||University of Calgary|
|2018||Amy Metcalfe||The University of British Columbia|
|2016||Heather Kanuka||University of Alberta|
|2015||Creso Sá||University of Toronto|
|2009||Lesley Andres||The University of British Columbia|
|2006||Lynn McAlpine||McGill University|
|2004||D. Randy Garrison||The University of Calgary|
|2001||Glen A. Jones||OISE/University of Toronto|
|2000||John S. Levin||The University of Arizona|
|1999||Rodney A. Clifton &|
|The University of Manitoba|
Akinson College/York University
|1998||Sandra Acker||OISE/University of Toronto|
|1997||Philip Abrami &|
Universite de Moncton
|1996||A.B. McKillop||Caleton University|
|1994||Janet Donald||McGill University|
|1993||Harry Murray||The University of Western Ontario|
|1992||Paul Axelrod||York University|
|1991||Raymond Perry||The University of Manitoba|
|1990||Michael Skolnik||OISE/University of Toronto|