Honours and Awards

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.

We invite you to help us identify deserving candidates by submitting nominations for consideration.

Awards For 2023 

  • Moneca Price Humanitarian Award
  • Paul Kuttner Pioneer Award
  • Jean Kienapple Award for Clinical Excellence
  • William Cole Industry Award
  • Honours of the Academy
  • Richard Seewald Career Award

Nomination Procedure
Nominations may be submitted by any member of the Academy and need to be seconded by a member. Nominations for the Jean Kienapple Award can also be made by non-members. See sidebar for more details. The deadline for submissions is June 14th, 2024.


President’s Award

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).

2023 Winner: Dave Gordey

Student Awards

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 membership in CAA, and complimentary conference registration to the CAA conference in order to receive their award.

2023 Winners:

Aurélie Belleau-Matte, University of Montreal
Chelsea Fenwick, Dalhousie University
Joanie Ferland, Laval University
Danielle Pasko, University of British Columbia
Jennifer Ti Nguyen, University of Ottawa
Emma Van Lieshout, Western University

Jean Kienapple Award for Clinical Excellence

Awarded to recognize clinicians who deliver outstanding clinical services on an ongoing basis, as recognized by peers and clients.

2023 Winner: Tracy Smith

William Cole Industry Award

Awarded to an individual or group of individuals working within the industry supporting hearing healthcare and hearing loss management. The award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement or contribution to improved hearing function; education and support of hearing healthcare providers; or outstanding humanitarian action to under-served populations affected by hearing loss.

2023 Winner: Leonard Cornelisse

Honours of the Academy

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.

2022 Winner: Aux chefs de file dans la création du programme d’audiologie de l’Université Laval

Richard Seewald Career Award

Awarded to recognize a career in research, clinical practice, teaching, and/or mentoring young people. The candidate must have made significant contributions to the knowledge base, practice and/or teaching of audiology or a related field and have had a long term professional career.

2023 Winner: Benoît Jutras

Clinical Research Grant

2023 Winner: Alex Gascon

Moneca Price Humanitarian Award

The Moneca Price Humanitarian 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 the late 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).

2021 Winner: Rex Banks

Paul Kuttner Pioneer Award

The Paul Kuttner Pioneer Award is presented to a pioneer in audiology 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.

CAA University Challenge Cup

Students from each graduating class, currently enrolled in a Canadian audiology program are invited to participate in promoting the field of audiology by creating promotional material. The promotional material will be used for the promotion of audiology month in October.  The winning school will be presented with the CAA University Challenge trophy.

2018 Winner: Dalhousie University  Photo (Alex MacAulay, Sylvia Ciechanowski, Karen Lenehan)

Watch their submission: A Not So Quiet Place: Living With Tinnitus 

Student Bursary

2023 Winners – Alyssa Gordon, Kendra Cove, Kelsey Kilpatrick, Rachel Eastwood and Marianne Dubuc

2022 Winners – Alicia White, Kyla Munoz Galarza, Ridaa Nasir

2019 Winners – Natalie Tran and Stephanie Monette, University of British Columbia

2018 Winner – Philippe Fournier