WACE is excited to announce the CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for its three prestigious awards: The Donald MacLaren, JR. Academic Award for Professional Achievement in Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education; the Dr. John Curry Employer Award for Professional Achievement in Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education and the Dr. Constantine “Taki” Papadakis Leadership Award for Excellence in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commitment to Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education.
These awards are presented every two years at the World Conference. The deadline to submit nominations for these awards is June 1, 2019. Please go to the WACE Awards tab on the WACE website for more information about the awards and a full list of all the criteria for each award www.waceinc.org
Here is a brief overview of each award and the recent recipient for each, respectively.
Mr. Donald MacLaren, Jr. Academic Award
Donald MacLaren Jr., the former Public Affairs Manager of Air Canada, who was an avid supporter of closer working relationships between all cooperative education institutions throughout the world. This prestigious award is to be presented to an individual in recognition of high achievement and continuing commitment to the enhancement of international cooperative education.
2009 Olof Blomqvist, University West (Sweden)
2011 Ian Goulter, Charles Sturt University (Australia)
2013 Professor Wichit Srisa-an, Suranaree University of Technology (Thailand)
2015 Dr. Karsten Zegwaard, University of Waikato (New Zealand)
2017 Dr. Norah McRae, University of Victoria (Canada)
Dr. John A. Curry Employer Award
Dr. John A. Curry is President Emeritus of both Northeastern University in Boston, MA and WACE. He served WACE with distinction and has been a major force in its advancement. This prestigious award is to be presented to an individual from industry in recognition of high achievement and continuing commitment to the enhancement of international Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education.
2007 Mr. Adrian Jefferies, BP Castro
2009 Mr. Jim Watson, Scottish Enterprises
2011 Mr. William Finke, LEONI Wiring Systems Inc.
2015 Dr. Sampan Silapanad, Western Digital (Thailand)
2017 Mr. Supant Mongkolsuthree, Synnex (Thailand) PCL & T.K.S. Technologies PCL, (Thailand)
The Dr. Constantine “Taki” Papadakis Leadership Award
Dr. Constantine “Taki” Papadakis was President of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. for 13 years, where he became a university leader like no other before him. He changed people, brought ideas to life, and improved everything he touched, and during his Presidency Drexel experienced one of the most remarkable and sustained periods of success in the University’s history. Taki was highly respected, both nationally and throughout the world, as a passionate leader and advocate for high quality cooperative & work-integrated education.
2011 C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, Penonni and Associates
2013 Mr. William Howard, CDM Smith (United States)
2015 Ms. Judie Kay, RMIT University (Australia)
2017 Professor Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, Universiti Utara Malaysia(Malaysia)
How to submit
Go to the WACE Awards tab on the WACE website www.waceinc.org for more information about the awards
Please submit a Letter of Nomination identifying the award, the person being nominated and how this person meets the award criteria.
Please submit to Mr. Marty Ford at Marty_Ford@uml.edu by June 1, 2019.