CBC’s missing and murdered Indigenous women website wins top Canadian Association of Journalists award

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‘This was and remains an important story to tell,’ says CBC News head

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Duncan McCue, Karin Wells, Nick Purdon, Diana Swain, Natalie Clancy and Margaret Evans were among the CBC News journalists who took home CAJ awards on Saturday night.

Duncan McCue, Karin Wells, Nick Purdon, Diana Swain, Natalie Clancy and Margaret Evans were among the CBC News journalists who took home CAJ awards on Saturday night. (Brodie Fenlon/CBC)

CBC News has won the top prize for investigative journalism awarded by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) for its “Missing & Murdered: Unsolved cases of Indigenous women and girls” website.

The Don McGillivray Award was presented to journalists from CBC’s Aboriginal news unit and other colleagues who helped develop the project at the CAJ awards gala on Saturday night in Edmonton. The website also won the Online Media category earlier in the evening.

“In a year when Canada’s national media finally awoke to the tragedies of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, the work by our national public broadcaster set the standard,” the CAJ said in a news release.

Duncan McCue CAJ awards

The CBC’s Duncan McCue accepted the CAJ Online Media award Saturday on behalf of the team that created a website profiling more than 250 unsolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The website later won the top investigative award of the night. (Brodie Fenlon/CBC)

“The elements of the CBC’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women website … told the stories of those affected in an impactful way and, somewhat sadly, led to the identification of even more Indigenous women as missing or murdered.”

More than 250 unsolved cases, confirmed by CBC journalists, have been profiled on the website.

Coverage of missing and murdered Indigenous women also garnered an award in the Open Media category for the Toronto Star.

CBC won seven CAJ awards on Saturday for radio, television and online coverage. Other winners included CTV, The Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press, Maclean’s, APTN and The Brandon Sun.

“It is a great honour for CBC News to be recognized with these CAJ awards which represents work from across our services,” said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor in chief of CBC News. “It is particularly gratifying to see our investigative digital project Missing and Murdered Women receive the top investigative award.

“This work represents what public service journalism does the best. We challenge ourselves to be editorial leaders and to bring light to issues Canadians need to see and understand. This was and remains an important story to tell. My thanks to the finest team of journalists anywhere.”

CBC winners at the CAJ awards:

Don McGillivray investigative award and Online Media award

“Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls” — Cate Friesen, Cecil Rosner, Connie Walker, Duncan McCue, Tiar Wilson, Kimberly Ivany, Martha Troian, Chantelle Bellrichard, Joanne Levasseur, Teghan Beaudette, Kristy Hoffman, Donna Lee, Tara Lindemann, William Wolfe-Wylie, Richard Grasley, Michael Leschart, Michael Pereira

Open broadcast feature award

“In the presence of a spoon” — Karin Wells, CBC Radio The Sunday Edition

Community broadcast award

“Real estate seminars exposed” — Natalie Clancy and Paisley Woodward, CBC News Vancouver

CAJ/Marketwired data journalism award

“Campus sexual assaults: The fight to get the real picture” —  Diana Swain, Timothy Sawa and Lori Ward, CBC News Investigative Unit, The National

Daily excellence award

“Paris Mourns” — Margaret Evans, CBC Radio The World This Weekend

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Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald Honoured With the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

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UBC Professor Honoured With a Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Our congratulations go out to Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, recipient of a 2014-15 UBC Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

The Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring recognizes outstanding mentorship by a UBC faculty member of numerous graduate students over a period many years.  This 2015 award recognizes a faculty member in the senior category – that is, with 12 or more years of university service.

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald
Professor, Department of Educational Studies
Associate Dean of Indigenous Education and NITEP Director, Faculty of Education

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald has an international reputation as an outstanding scholar, and through her mentorship and leadership of numerous initiatives, has helped transform Indigenous education in Canada.  The many graduate students she has mentored consistently praise her for her holistic approach to mentorship, engaging their physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs in ways that transcend their often isolating programmatic experiences.  Her high standards, wise and caring counsel, and commitment to instilling in her students a sense of responsibility for others have contributed to her students’ success in making a positive impact as leaders in their fields and communities after graduation.

Dr. Archibald received the award during the May 21, 2015 graduation ceremony.

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CFP – Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education

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Call for Submissions: The 2015 Pat Clifford Award

Do you know someone who’s in the process of contributing to the innovative education research in Canada while completing a Masters or Ph.D.? Or have already completed their studies within the last two years?

CEA’s 2015 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education could recognize your emerging research and its considerable promise in contributing to the transformation of education in Canada.

The recognition:

  • Formal recognition of your research at a public, education-related event.
  • Opportunities for you to develop additional knowledge mobilization strategies with CEA to maximize the impact of your work in the policy and practice fields.
  • An invitation for you to submit a feature article about your research to be published in Education Canada magazine.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 29, 2015

New CASIE graduate student award

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2015 CASIE Graduate Student Award

The Canadian Association for the Study of Indigenous Education (CASIE/ACEEA), as an associate member in the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), has the responsibility for providing forums for scholarly discussion related to Indigenous education within CSSE, within Canadian Faculties of Education, and in society at large. The Association’s mission is to promote the study of Indigenous education amongst faculty members, students, and others in Canada and abroad. In order to carry out this mission, CASIE/ACEEA is happy to announce and solicit applications for the 2015 CASIE/ACEEA Graduate Student Award.

As an organization committed to promoting Indigenous peoples and education, CASIE/ACEEA encourages the submission of scholarly papers from graduate students for presentation at CASIE/ACEEA’s annual conference. Papers that explore Indigenous education issues and methodologies, or have at their center research on indigenous peoples and education are welcome. CASIE/ACEEA encourages proposals that broaden the definition of traditional scholarship to include innovative and creative research.

All university graduate students may submit an application for the Award. Submitters must be current members of CASIE/ACEEA, have current graduate student status or have graduated less than one year from the date of the award, and have had their paper accepted for presentation at the CSSE annual conference in May/June 2015. If the applicant is one of a number of authors associated with the paper for application, the applicant must be first author. There must be included in the package at least one letter of nomination from a faculty member who can serve as a reference for the student and who will attest to the quality of the scholarly submission.

Complete applications must be sent by mail or email to the President of CASIE/ACEEA by 31 March 2015. Once applications have been received, the executive committee of CASIE/ACEEA will read and adjudicate the proposals. In the event that any of the committee members have a conflict of interest or personal relationship with a student submitter, another member will be named to the committee.

In order to move forward to adjudication, applications must include the following:

• A cover letter;

• An abstract of the scholarly paper (no more than 200 words);

• The final paper to be adjudicated; and

• A letter of reference/nomination from a faculty member.

• Note: Do NOT send complete dissertations or theses

The recipient will be recognized at the annual CASIE/ACEEA annual general meeting at which time a prize of $500.00 will be presented. The winning proposals will be highlighted on the CASIE/ACEEA web-site.

Applications may be forwarded via post or email to:

Frank Deer

250 Education Building

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB R3T‐2N2