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2018 Awards

Cathy James Memorial Dissertation Prize
English-language Article/Original Chapter Prize
French-language Article/Original Chapter Prize
French-language Book/Anthology Prize
English-language Book/Anthology Prize
Distinguished Contribution Award



Founders’ Prizes, 2018hockey

The Founders’ Prizes of the Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA/ACHÉ) acknowledge the excellence of contributions to Canadian educational history.

The winners receive a certificate of achievement and their names are published in Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation. The prizes will be awarded at CHEA/ACHÉ’s 20th biennial conference on October 18-21, 2018 in Fredericton, NB.

CHEA/ACHÉ is presently seeking nominations for the following prizes.


  • an English-language article/original chapter
  • a French-language article/original chapter
  • an English-language book/anthology
  • a French-language book/anthology
  • The Cathy James Memorial Dissertation Prize for a dissertation on the history of education in Canada, written in either French or English

Eligibility Requirements:

Works published by Canadian and international scholars in the field of Canadian educational history during the period between 1 May 2016 and 30 April 2018 are eligible for consideration. Dissertations must be written on the history of education in Canada and have been defended during the period between 1 May 2016 and 30 April 2018. Authors are limited to one submission per category.

Adjudication Criteria:

Submitted works will be judged using the following criteria: Significance to the field; Clarity of purpose; Originality; Quality of the research; Clarity of organization; Clarity of argument/presentation of evidence; and Clarity of writing.

Submission Procedures:



Distinguished Contribution Award, 2018

The Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA/ACHÉ) established the Distinguished Contribution Award to be presented to individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to scholarship in the history of education over their careers and/or to the work of CHEA/ACHÉ.  

The winner of the award will receive a plaque to be presented at CHEA/ACHÉ’s 20th biennial conference  October 18-21, 2018 in Fredericton, NB. The winner’s long-term achievements will also be recognized within the conference program with a dedicated tribute session to their contributions to the field of Canadian educational history.

CHEA/ACHÉ is presently seeking nominations for this award.


The winner of this award will be expected to have:

1. A distinguished record of research and publication in Canadian educational history as evidenced by publications in journals with national and international status, and/or published books,  by the receipt of research grants, or equivalent measures.

2. A distinguished record of teaching, supervision of graduate students, and preparation of teaching materials in Canadian education history, as evidenced by teaching awards, commendations from students, authorship of curriculum, presentations at a national and international level, or equivalent measures.

3. A distinguished service record related to Canadian educational history through leadership in CHEA/ACHÉ and associated organizations, preparation of public reports or documents, contributions to public debate about relevant issues, or equivalent measures.

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates must have made major contributions to the field of Canadian history of education 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.

Nomination Requirements: