Lifetime Achievement Award

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CASAE/ACEEA Lifetime Achievement Award


At the 2012 CASAE/ACEEA AGM, members approved the creation of a CASAE/ACEEA Lifetime Achievement Award to honour exceptional contributions given by an individual or program/agency to the field of adult education in Canada. Submissions will be reviewed on the basis of academic, organizational and policy achievements and completeness of the submission (all required materials included in submission).




2016: Arpi Hamalian

Arpi Hamalian

2015: D’Arcy Martin

D’Arcy Martin receiving award from Shauna Butterwick at the 2015 CASAE AGM

D’Arcy Martin is known for his practice, leadership and scholarship on Canadian labour education and for bringing popular education and social justice practices to a diverse range of non-governmental organizations. He has also played a major role in policy development bodies. He has held major leadership positions in labour education within the Canadian labour movement organizations including United Steelworkers; Communication, Energy and Paperworkers; Service Employees International Union, and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. He has written extensively on labour education including Thinking Union which many consider the most illuminating book yet written on labour education in Canada. 


2015: Budd Hall

Budd Hall is known throughout the world for his contributions to participatory research and social movement learning. He has worked with the International Council for Adult Education as a Research Officer and later its Secretary-General. He joined the Department of Adult Education at OISE in 1991, was Chair from 1993 – 2001 and helped to establish the Transformative Learning Centre at OISE. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria and following that, created the Office of Community-Based Research and became its founding Director. He is currently a Professor in the Community Development department at the University of Victoria and is Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. 

2014: Allan Quigley

Allan Quigley’s entire working career has been dedicated to adult education—particularly to adult literacy education. With a BA from the University of Regina, he volunteered with CUSO in 1967 and taught ESL in a government boys’ school in India for three years. Back in Saskatchewan, he completed a Masters degree in English and taught adult literacy in Northern Saskatchewan from 1972-73. These two formative experiences—India and N. Sask.—lead him to his life’s work in literacy. He helped develop the new Saskatchewan colleges.


2013: No award given.