robert roy award 2017 lyster royDr. Roy Lyster (left) receives the 2017 Robert Roy Award from CASLT’s past-president Jim Murphy (right).

This prestigious award is named in memory of the late Robert Roy, a distinguished Canadian second language educator and founding president of CASLT.

The award was first presented in 1983 to the late H. H. Stern (David), a highly respected educator and the visionary initiator of the National Core French Study. Through subsequent years, many outstanding educators have been recognized.

CASLT rewards the important contribution of the winners of the Robert Roy Award by granting them a lifetime membership to our association.

Award Criteria

To be considered, the nominee must:

  • Be a distinguished teacher, teacher educator, or education researcher in the field of second language teaching and learning
  • Have contributed significantly to the advancement of the field of second language education
  • Be a CASLT member

Nominations

Do you know a deserving colleague, mentor or friend?

Submit a brief text (no longer than 400 words) to describe how the nominee meets the criteria by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also attach other documents or links to documents in support of your nomination.

Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Deadline for nominations: May 31st of each year.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2017 – Dr. Roy Lyster
  • 2016 – Dr. Joseph Dicks
  • 2015 – Dr. Callie Mady
  • 2014 – Ruth Renters
  • 2013 – Maureen Smith
  • 2012 – Dr. Miles Turnbull
  • 2011 – Micheline Schinck
  • 2010 – Helen Coltrinari
  • 2009 – Larry Vandergrift
  • 2008 – Jim Howden
  • 2007 – Dr. Claude Germain
  • 2006 – Dr. Sharon Lapkin
  • 2005 – Dr. Peter Heffernan
  • 2004 – Stan Frey
  • 2003 – Merrill Swain
  • 2002 – Lilly Borges Oldham
  • 2001 – Dr. Wally Lazaruk
  • 2000 – Dr. Birgit Harley
  • 1999 – Don Mazerolle
  • 1998 – Sally Rehorick
  • 1997 – Heike Sasaki
  • 1996 – Harvey Chatlain
  • 1995 – No award given
  • 1994 – Monique Duplantie
  • 1993 – Denise Bourassa
  • 1992 – Caterina Sotiriadis
  • 1991 – No award given
  • 1990 – Janet Poyen
  • 1989 – Raymond Leblanc
  • 1988 – Roger Tremblay
  • 1987 – No award given
  • 1986 – Pierre Calvé
  • 1985 – Anthony Mollica
  • 1984 – James P. Jones
  • 1983 – Dr. H. H. Stern

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