The Canadian Academy of Audiology Awards Committee would like to draw your attention to the CAA Awards Program. This program supports the recognition of those who have made significant contributions to our profession.
The award is presented to an audiologist in recognition of extraordinary humanitarian and community service, above and beyond the requirements of employment. The award is to honour Moneca Price who took on significant leadership roles in both the Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) and the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).
Given in recognition of outstanding contribution to the development of the Academy (nominated by the President of the Academy, with the unanimous consent of the Board of Directors).
Presented to an outstanding Audiology graduate student in Canada for academic or clinical excellence, outstanding research, or community service. Each Canadian program may nominate one student to be considered. The student award winner will be provided a plaque or certificate, one year's general membership in CAA, and complimentary conference registration to the CAA conference in order to receive their award.
Awarded to a pioneer in Audiology in Canada, who has "boldly gone where no one has gone before" and been the "first" to embark on a new program or procedure which has impacted audiology service delivery in Canada.
Awarded to recognize clinicians who deliver outstanding clinical services on an ongoing basis, as recognized by peers and clients.
Awarded to recognize a career in clinical practice and or/teaching and mentoring young people. The candidate must have made significant contributions to the practice and/or teaching of audiology or a related field and have had a long term professional career.
For outstanding contribution to audiology or a related field; such as the development of a significant clinical program, test procedure or protocol, an outstanding research project, teaching or mentoring, excellence in management of an audiology or related program, contribution to the field through advocacy or outstanding public relations efforts.
Nominations may be submitted by any member of the association and must be seconded also by a member (with the exception of the Student Award which must be submitted by the head of the training program and the Presidents Award which is submitted by the president). Nominees must be CAA members to be considered for the President's Award or the Jean Kienapple Clinical Award. You do not have to be a CAA member to be considered for other categories. Nominations must clearly indicate the name, organization and contact information for the nominee and two nominators, along with signature of each nominator. Nominations must include the reason for nomination with sufficient detail on the nominee's training, background, experience and outstanding aspects of their professional career to allow the Awards Committee to evaluate the nomination. For the Jean Kienapple Award, nominations should include testimonials from clients or other individuals impacted by the nominee.
Awards deemed appropriate will be presented at the CAA Annual Conference. Awards shall consist of a plaque or certificate with accompanying citation, which shall also be published in the newsletter and website.