Student Competitions

CES/CESEF Case Competition

The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and Canadian Evaluation Society Educational Fund (CESEF) jointly manage the Case Competition. This competition has its own Web site which is accessible from this link.

Teams of three to five students compete in the analysis of an evaluation case file that is available in English and French. Students from all disciplines and all levels of post-secondary study are welcome to participate. There is no limit to the number of teams from a given institution.

In a preliminary competition, all teams receive on the same day the key to an evaluation case file that has been hidden on the Web. They have five hours to prepare an analysis then submit it by e-mail for judging by a bilingual panel of experts. The three best teams are invited to participate in a final round, held at the Canadan Evaluation Society's annual conference, in which they must analyse a new case and present findings and recommendations before a live audience.

The team that makes the best presentation takes possession of the Case Competition Trophy for a year, receives prizes and is given visibility in various publications.

CES/CESEF Student Excellence Advancing Evaluation Knowledge Award

The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and Canadian Evaluation Society Educational Fund (CESEF) are pleased to launch a new joint initiative — our Student Excellence advancing Evaluation Knowledge (SEEK) Award. The Award is intended to recognize exemplar and diverse student contributions to the advancement of evaluation theory and/or practice. It builds on the previous Student Paper Contest, now inviting a broader array of exceptional evaluation-related projects conducted by students in Canadian post-secondary institutions. The SEEK intake is March 1. Candidates must be nominated by their professor.

SEEK Award program details and related application /nomination forms are available now on the CESEF Web site. Any pressing questions about this exciting new program can be directed to

Year Winners Honorable Mentions
2016 Sarah Sangster, University of Saskatchewan Beth Peddle, University of Ottawa
2015 Christine Sheppard, Lise Dube, and Kate Ducak, University of Waterloo Natalie Janssens, Dalhousie University
2014 Jade Anderson, University of Saskatchewan Allison McCabe, Dalhousie

Chi Yan Lam, Queen's University

Catherine Donnelly, Queen's University
Michelle Searle, Queen's University
Dorothy Pinto , University of Alberta
2010 Rich Janzens, Wilfrid Laurier University Andrew Lejeune, University of Alberta
Courtney Amo , University of Ottawa
Kerri Lynn Wall , Royal Roads University
Michelle Anderson-Draper , Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics, University of Alberta
Kelly Skinner , Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo
Isabelle Bourgeois , Ph.D. program, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
Audry Ottier , M.A. program, International Development Studies Program, Dalhousie University
Elizabeth Stephens , Psychology Department, University of Guelph
Camille Dumond , Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University
Nathalie Dubois , Public Policy Analysis, École nationale d'administration publique
Steven Katz , Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Stephanie Sutherland , Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Chantal Langevin, Psychology Department, Carleton University
Ryan Sommers, Medical Informatics, Dalhousie University
Molly den Heyer, Guelph University
Kate Feightner, McMaster University
Allison Miller, University of Calgary
Maria Barnes, University of Ottawa
Erin Campbell, Halifax, NS
David Hagarty, University of Victoria
William Reid, University of Victoria
Jeanne Bessner, University of Alberta
Catherine Worthington, University of Toronto
Renee Williams, McMaster University
Marie Gervais, Laval University
Sandra Koebel-McDonald, Carleton University
Cheryl Madill, University of Waterloo
Louise Gillman, University of Manitoba
Daniel Reinharz, University of Montreal
Dave Richardson, University of Manitoba
Anne S. Leblanc, University of Ottawa
Brian Boles, University of Alberta
André Gilbert, University of Ottawa
France Grenier, University of Ottawa
Manuel Arango, University of Ottawa
Anne Casebeer, University of Alberta
Lloyd Cowan, University of Ottawa
Marita Paul, University of Ottawa
Ron Wall, McMaster University
Tim Aubry, University of Manitoba
Kyle Hutchinson, University of Waterloo
Pamela J. Brett, University of Guelph