The deadline for submitting nominations for the Service to CES and the Contribution to Evaluation Awards is coming: you have until February 5, 2016 to send the nominations to the Chair of the Governance and Process Committee at [email protected]. Individual members or Chapters of the Canadian Evaluation Society are invited to nominate candidates for the two awards. Note that current members of the CES Board of Directors are not eligible to nominate candidates or sign letters of support as Chapter members and that current members of the CES Board of Directors are not eligible to receive these awards.
Content of nominations: In order to be considered by the Board of Directors, each nomination must be supported by a minimum of three letters of support. Collectively, these letters should address the criteria for the award by including examples of activities with the time frame and the significance of the activity.
Service to CES Award
The Service to CES award is granted to an individual(s) who is a member of CES and has made a significant contribution to the work of CES. This contribution would normally be made over a period in excess of two years; however, individuals who have performed in exemplary fashion during a shorter period of time may receive the award. The nomination is to include examples of demonstrated experience or activity and specify the time frame and significance of this activity.
While work at a Chapter or local level will be considered in determining the award, the individual's contribution should be predominantly at a national level or produce national benefit. Contributions may take the form of service on the CES Board of Directors or a committee of the CES, publications, organizational development initiatives, management of programs or projects, or international representation relevant to CES.
Contribution to Evaluation Award
The Contribution to Evaluation in Canada award is granted to an individual(s) who has made a significant contribution to the theory and/or practice of evaluation in Canada. The award for the Contribution to Evaluation in Canada is open to CES members and non-members.
The nomination is to include examples of demonstrated experience or activity with the time frame and significance of this activity, and represent a cumulative effort over an extended period of time. Examples of areas of contribution include:
- Conducted research which advanced evaluation theory and/or practice in Canada;
- Published book(s) and/or article(s) which made a significant contribution to the field;
- Undertook project(s) or studies which advanced the theory and/or practice of evaluation in a meaningful way;
- Taught, mentored and/or trained evaluators in academic or cooperative education programs, and/or practicum settings;
- Carried out advocacy activities, raising the awareness of publics in Canada regarding the need for/benefits of evaluation;
- Carried out work related to the above-noted areas outside of Canada, which generated direct and significant benefits to evaluation in Canada; and
- Any other endeavour by an individual that serves to advance the cause of theory and/or practice of evaluation in Canada in a significant manner.