Student Awards2022-06-13T13:44:35-04:00

“Bridging Communication Gaps”
Student Awards

Any student currently enrolled in a CDAAC-recognized program is eligible to receive this award. A student is not required to be a CDAAC Student Affiliate to be nominated.

How it works

“Bridging Communication Gaps” Student Award – 2022 In honour of the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada’s (CDAAC) 10-year anniversary, an award was introduced to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of communication disorders from students and full members of CDAAC. The student award is continuing in 2022. There will be one Student Award given for each of the current CDA programs at Georgian, Durham, St. Lawrence, and Lambton Colleges.
Who is eligible for the student award?2022-06-13T13:06:17-04:00

Any student currently enrolled in a CDAAC-recognized program is eligible to receive this award. A student is not required to be a CDAAC Student Affiliate to be nominated.

What is CDAAC looking for in a recipient?2022-06-13T13:06:12-04:00

CDAAC is looking for someone with above-average standing in all CDA classes, who have gone above and beyond their studies. The recipient will have demonstrated initiative and innovation in the classroom, on field placement, and/or elsewhere to advance the CDA profession. The recipient will have made a unique contribution to their program.

How will the recipient be selected?2022-06-13T13:06:51-04:00

A committee of CDAAC members will review each nomination and vote for the nominee they feel has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the field. The committee will notify the recipient in August and their name will be announced in CDAAC’s newsletter accompanied by a brief biography and photo. The award, a $200 honorarium and complimentary membership for 2023, will be presented on our social media platforms, and at our annual spring conference in 2023.

What is the nomination process?2022-06-13T13:08:12-04:00

CDAAC will accept nominations for the “Bridging Communication Gaps” Student Award from fellow classmates, program coordinators, program instructors and field placement supervisors. Membership with CDAAC is not required to nominate a student. The nomination package should include:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Letter of nomination (written by the nominator) describing the nominee’s specific contributions and achievements
  • Copy of nominee’s current resume
  • Any other relevant information (e.g., portfolios, copies of projects, other letters of support, etc)

Nominations will be accepted until July 18th, 2022 and can be emailed to: president.cdaac@outlook.com.

Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Executive Committee (directors.cdaac@gmail.com) with any questions.

We look forward to receiving your nominations soon,

The 2022 Executive Committee

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