In 2015, the Learning Specialists Association of Canada' s membership voted to create a number of awards to recognize the contributions of our members and future members to their institutions, the profession, and to LSAC.
On the recommendation of an ad-hoc committee, the Board of Directors approved the creation of awards to recognize students, emerging professionals, distinguished professionals, lifetime achievement, and groups / teams.
Nominations are accepted between national conferences, are reviewed by an ad-hoc committee of LSAC members in good standings, and awards are presented at the following national conference.
Award winners will have their conference registration fee waived and will have their awards forwarded to them after acknowledgement at the AGM at the conference. As well, winners will be acknowledged on the LSAC website.
10 February, 2021 Nominations open.
12 March, 2021 Nominations close.
1 April, 2021 Communications of results to nominators and nominees.
17-19 May, 2021 presentation of awards at the National Conference AGM.
The LSAC Emerging Professional Award is presented to an individual who has worked in the learning specialist industry between two and six years at the time of nomination. The nominee may be either a full-time or part-time employee and is not required to be an LSAC member.
The LSAC Distinguished Professional Award is presented to an LSAC professional member who has worked in the learning specialist industry for six or more years at the time of nomination. The nominee may be either a full-time or part-time employee.
The LSAC Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an LSAC professional member who is either close to retirement or who has retired at the time of nomination. The nominee may be either a full-time or part-time employee.
The LSAC Student Award is presented to a student who has had a positive impact on learning skills programming, services, or research at their institution.