Awards & FUnding
CAUT dedicated service award
Rachel Brickner receiving the CAUT Dedicated Service award from Darlene Brodeur at the AUFA general meeting of April 17, 2018.
2021 – Diane Holmberg and Darren Kruisselbrink
2020 – Marc Ramsay
2019 – Zelda Abramson
2018 – Rachel Brickner
2017 – Paul Abela and Anna Kiefte
2016 – Darlene Brodeur and Cindy Trudel
2015 – John Eustace
2013 – Karmen Bleile and Paul Hobson
2012 – Vernon Provencal
2011 – Janice Best and Erin Patterson
2010 – Pat O’Neill
2009 – Jim Sacouman
Lois Vallely Fischer Award for Democratic Student Citizenship
The Acadia University Faculty Association (AUFA) has instituted an annual award, valued up to $2,000, for a student in her or his final year of undergraduate study at Acadia. The Lois Vallely-Fischer Award for Democratic Student Citizenship recognizes the contributions of a senior baccalaureate student who has contributed to the quality of democratic discourse, critical thought, and legitimate contestation in campus or community life, and who has demonstrated leadership in defending student political rights and the interests of disadvantaged groups.
Nominations may be made by students and/or AUFA members. Award recipients will be selected by a committee of AUFA members and will be presented with the award at the Association’s annual general meeting in April. In addition to the cash component, recipients will be awarded a memento, and her or his name will be embossed on a plaque in a permanent location in the Student Union Building.
2019-20 – Samantha Firth
2018-19 – Laura Fisher
2017-18 – Grace Hamilton-Burge
2015-16 – Maya Basa; Sadie Moland
2014-15 – Stephanie Bethune, Kayla Cunningham
2013-14 – Andrew Crosbie
2012-13 – Emma Cochrane
2011-12 – Robynn Moody
2009-10 – Brynne Sinclair-Waters, Alison Vervaeke
2008-09 – Kathryn Furtado, Wil Lang
2007-08 – Julie Stewart
2006-07 – Ben Whynot
2005-06 – Sarah O’Connor
2004-05 – Gary Porter
2003-04 – Taralyn McMullen
2002-03 – Michael Marin
Travel Assistance Fund
AUFA makes available up to$5000 per year to assist members to attend events, conferences, or workshops that are related to your work as a member of the Association. Activities with a focus on labour and political action, academic freedom, social justice, and other such topics, or professional development activities directly related to a committee you are sitting on or other work you are doing as an AUFA representative will be given priority. This fund is additional to what is regularly spent to sponsor attendance at CAUT meetings and training. All current AUFA members are eligible to apply. There will be two application deadlines per year: October 15th and March 15th .
More details can be found here.