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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Call for Nominations: Canadian Disability Studies Association 2012 Tanis Doe Award

The CDSA-ACEI Tanis Doe Award for Canadian Disability Study and Culture was first awarded in 2009, and is named for the activist and professor, Tanis Doe, who passed away in 2004. This award honours an individual who dares to "speak the unspeakable" in advancing the study and culture of disability, and who has enriched through research, teaching, or activism, the lives of Canadians with disabilities. CDSA-ACEI is grateful for the support and permission of Tanis' family to honour her achievements in Disability Studies with this award.

Criteria for nominations is the nominee is either a Canadian or a
Permanent Resident who works in Canada. Any individual can submit a
nomination, but an individual may only submit one nomination in any
award-cycle year. Self-nominations not accepted.

Letters of Nomination should be 1 to 3 pages in length and include:

1. Name, affiliation, phone number, complete mailing address, and email address of the nominee.
2. Name and contact information for the person making the nomination.
3. The research, teaching, art, or advocacy achievement or achievements of the nominee that merit consideration for this award.
4. A brief biographical sketch of the nominee.

Please send your nominations to The deadline for
nominations is 4:00pm EST on January 16, 2012.

The winner of the 2012 Tanis Doe Award will be acknowledged at the
2012 CDSA-ACEI conference and will receive:

• $200 cash

• 2012 CDSA-ACEI Conference registration fee (applicable only if the recipient attends the conference) and an invitation to present at the conference.

• Membership in CDSA-ACEI for 2012-2013

• Invitation to submit a paper to peer-review for the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies for possible publication in the journal

• Invitation to write an article for the CDSA-ACEI Newsletter

Heidi Janz, Ph.D
Curriculum Coordinator
Certificate Program in Disability Ethics
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
3-59 Corbett Hall
University of Alberta

Adjunct Professor
John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre
5-16 University Terrace
University of Alberta
8303-112 Street
Edmonton. AB T6G 2T4 Canada
Desk: 780-492-6203
Reception: 780-492-6676
Fax: 780-492-0673
Cell: 780-908-2061


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