Call for Nominations: CUFA BC Distinguished Academics Awards

Created 25 October 2023 06:10

(For Immediate Release – Port Moody, BC, October 25, 2023) – The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC (CUFA BC) is pleased to announce a call for nominations to the 2024 Distinguished Academics Awards.

The CUFA BC Distinguished Academics Awards series includes three awards, each recognizing the valuable contributions to scholarly research beyond the academy of faculty at research universities across the province. The CUFA BC Distinguished Academics Awards celebrate the ideas that contribute to the non-academic community and demonstrate the necessity and vitality of public university-based research and scholarly activity.

  1. Early in Career Award recognizes the outstanding contributions made by scholars at relatively early stages in their careers.
  2. Ehor Boyanowsky Academic of the Year Award recognizes specific and recent outstanding contributions to the community beyond the academic through research or other scholarly activity at any career stage.
  3. Paz Buttedahl Career Achievement Award recognizes sustained outstanding contributions to the community beyond the academy through research or other scholarly activities by an individual or group over the majority of an academic career.

The award recipients will each receive a plaque and $2,000 cash award, and will celebrate with friends and colleagues at a gala reception. Nominations are open to members of the faculty associations at Royal Roads University, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, and University of Victoria.

Nominations close January 31, 2024 with an awards ceremony to take place May 1, 2024 in Victoria.

Nominate a deserving faculty member today! Help spread the word by circulating the award information and poster at your institution.

For further information, please contact CUFA BC Administrative Officer Tanya Snell at [email protected].


CUFA BC represents over 5,500 faculty members, professional librarians, lecturers, instructors, and other academics at the five research-intensive universities in British Columbia, which include University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, Royal Roads University and University of Northern British Columbia.

CUFA BC celebrates fifty years of working closely with the member Faculty Associations at each institution. Our purposes are to support high-quality post-secondary education and research in British Columbia and to advocate for the interests of our members.


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