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Sara Weinberg Award for Excellence in Teaching

Awarded each year to the graduating student who best exemplifies the qualities exhibited by Sara Weinberg (Director of the Early Childhood and Elementary Program and ECEE Internship Director 1984-2018)

The award is presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence across all five internships in the ECEE program, and who exemplifies Professor Weinberg’s many wonderful qualities, such as:

- Commitment to teaching, students, the broader school and educational community, and the overall teaching profession

- Warmth, caring, compassion, empathy

- Support for peers and colleagues

- Resourcefulness in the classroom and beyond

- Sense of humour

- Professionalism 

2018-19: Alyssa Snow - ECEE

2020-21: Gabrielle Lacoste - ECEE


Andrew Murphy Graduate Award in Special Education

This award is open to full-time Master's or Doctoral students entering or currently registered in a program in the field of Special Education, specifically:

  • MA Educational Technology,
  • MA Educational Studies,
  • MA Child Study, or 
  • PhD Education

Preference may be given to students who themselves have benefited from Special Education programs, and who continue to study in this field at the graduate level. 

The award is adjudicated and awarded through competition by the Department of Education on the basis of academic excellence. 

2014-15:  Diana Kwong - CHST 

2016-17:  Brittany Rappaport - CHST 

2016-17:  Brittany Tremblay - CHST 

2017-18:  Anne Laurie - PhD 

2018-19:  Scott Renwick - CHST 

2020-21: Anne Laurie - PhD


Jean-Francois Towner Graduate Scholarship in Education 

The award is to be granted through competition on the basis of academic excellence. 

Candidates must be a full-time student registered in the M.A. Educational Studies program.

*This award replaced George Springate

2018-19:  Megan Jarman - ESTU 

2020-21: Liam McMahon - ESTU


George Springate Graduate Scholarship in Education

(this award was replaced by Jean-Francois Towner Graduate Scholarship in Education)

The award is to be granted through competition on the basis of academic excellence. 

Candidates must be a full-time student registered in the M.A. Educational Studies program.

 

2014-15:  Margaret Grieve - ESTU 

2015-16:  Andrea Rosenfield - ESTU 

2016-17:  Arda Yessayan - ESTU 

2017-18:  Marianne Barker - ESTU 


Mary Perri Graduate Scholarship in Educational Technology

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and reward excellence in educational technology at the PhD level. Students will be chosen for academic excellence. Priority will be given to, but not limited to, students studying Knowledge Transfer, Knowledge Management and/or Change Management with research focusing on the applications of educational technology in the workplace. Students must submit a statement of purpose of their work and their goals (500 words), unofficial transcript of all university studies, a current resume and one letter of recommendation from their research supervisor.

 

2016-17:  Sarah Flesher – PhD 

2017-18:  Bojana Krsmanovic – PhD 

2018-19:  Amne Samhat - PhD 

2020-21: Leelan Farhan - PhD


Dr. Gary Boyd Memorial Award

Awarded to a second-year M.A. student or a new Ph.D. applicant, the candidate’s research/project must demonstrate the application of cybernetics and systems theory, implicating a “global systems steering vision”.

 

2016-17:  Margot Faessler - ETEC 

2017-18: Tristan Matheson - ETEC 

2018-19:  Aysegul Bahcivan - ETEC

2020-21: Ingrid Stockbauer - ETEC


Nadia Gagliano Student Teaching Award

The Nadia Gagliano Student Teaching Award is intended to encourage and reward excellent students who will exemplify the characteristics that best describe Nadia Gagliano (1979-2002). Nadia was always willing to help others, provide support, and she was highly esteemed and respected by her peers. The Nadia Gagliano Student Teaching Award will be granted through competition on the basis of academic excellence and written personal statements. It is open to all 4th-year full-time or part-time students in the Early Childhood and Elementary Education (ECEE) program at Concordia University. Candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Strong academic standing (Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher), involvement in community activities, team player, motivated, hardworking, dedicated to children and the profession of education; professional attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and personal qualities (i.e. warm, energetic, positive, caring).

2008-09: Benny Augello - ECEE

2009-10: Jasmine Sterle-Contala - ECEE

2010-11: Ashley Alton - ECEE

2011-12: Amanda Yarin Corber - ECEE

2012-13: Candice Anne Madden - ECEE

2013-14: Alexandra Carriere - ECEE

2014-15: Aryann Blondin - ECEE

2015-16: Anna Tomaszewski - ECEE

2016-17: Donald Gordon Murray - ECEE

2017-18: Giulia Piche – ECEE

2018-19: Romy Ahn-Royer – ECEE

2020-21: Carley Evans - ECEE


Administration Management Society – John Crawford Award

This award is open to full-time Master's or Doctoral students in the Department of Education.
It is adjudicated by the Department of Education on the basis of academic merit.

2014-15:  Junesse Christianns – ESTU

2015-16:  Nasim Tavassoli – CHST

2016-17:  Maya Rossi – CHST

2017-18:  Xinru Yang – ETEC

2018-19:  Rachel Lindberg - APLI

2020-21: Alexandra Frail - APLI


Cheryl Mackenzie Memorial Bursary

The Bursary is intended to support and encourage students in financial need entering the MA in Educational Technology program.
Applicants may be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or international students. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The Bursary shall be granted on the basis of financial need, by a selection process undertaken by the MA in Educational Technology Admissions Committee, to full-time or part-time students who are entering the program.
Students applying for the Bursary may be required to complete a confidential needs assessment.

2015-16: Junesse Christianns – ETEC

2016-17: Mahood Salehi Maman – ETEC

2016-17: Tristan Matheson – ETEC

2018-19: Alexis Stylianou – ETEC

2020-21: Charlotte Durocher - ETEC


Fondation Amal Scholarship

The Fondation Amal Scholarship shall be granted through competition, based on academic merit, among full-time students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Child Studies with a Specialization in Exceptionality and Diversity in Childhood Settings as their area of concentration. Applicants should demonstrate community involvement or volunteerism, and provide two (2) reference letters to corroborate the involvement/volunteerism essay. All qualified students may apply, but preference will be given to a student with a chronic disease, disability or impairment.

2018-19: Mariah MacCaul - ECEE


Allyson Kassie and Steven Goldberg Graduate Scholarship in Education Award

The scholarship is to be awarded to a full-time student registered in an M.A. or PhD program in the Department of Education.
The award is to be granted through competition on the basis of academic excellence

2016-17:  Larisa Buss - PHD

2017-18:  Anna Tomaszewki - CHST

2018-19:  Erika Sullivan – ETEC

2020-21: Hedia Hizaoui - ESTU


William and Rosalind Knitter Award

The William and Rosalind Knitter award is intended to encourage and reward students currently enrolled in Concordia University’s Department of Education, and whose focus of study is the philosophy of pedagogy, with an emphasis on the work of John Dewey.

This award was established by an anonymous donor to honour William and Rosalind Knitter, both of whom were faculty members at Concordia University.

William Knitter was a Professor in the Department of Education from 1974 until 2008, former Chair of the Department and Vice-Dean of Administrative Affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and is now Professor Emeritus. Active in the wider Concordia Community, he was also President of the Concordia University Faculty Association and is currently President of the Concordia University Pensioners’ Association.

Rosalind Knitter taught full-time in the Department of Management of the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) for over 20 years, specializing in strategic planning and business ethics. She was previously recognized by Maclean’s Magazine as one of Concordia’s outstanding teachers. Although retired, she continues to coach students in national and international case competitions.

2018-19: Erik Farrah and Laurianne St-Onge

2020-21: Jasmine Belanger - ECEE and Tracey Walsh - ECEE


Andre Ward Award for Excellence in Education

This award is granted to a fourth-year student in Early Childhood and Elementary Education or Teaching English as a Second Language. The award recipient is chosen based on cumulative GPA and a record of sustained involvement in the community.

2020-21: Lamia Elias - BA CHST

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