2020 Robert Roy Award recipient, Norman Sieweke

2020 Robert Roy Award recipient, Dr. Roswita Dressler

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.

Award Criteria

Robert Roy award nominations will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Be a distinguished 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 (L2) education by various means such as the following:
    • Conducting national and/or internationally recognized research
    • Publishing articles, presentations, books, videos on L2 research.
    • Developing, producing, and disseminating high quality pedagogical materials/resources.
    • Providing leadership for the advancement of L2 teaching and learning at the school, district, or ministry level.
    • Delivering professional development and professional support to L2 teachers.
    • Involvement and dedication to teacher or academic L2 organizations.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be a CASLT member in good standing.
  • Nominations are made by other CASLT members or by members of the public.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • There is no limit to the number of times a member may be nominated.
  • Award recipients cannot win the same award twice.
  • Robert Roy Award nominations are kept on file and remain eligible candidates for two consecutive years.
  • The committee may name more than one winner.
  • The committee may choose no winners if it determines that there are no qualified nominees.
  • Posthumous awards are allowed.

Recognition

CASLT rewards the important contribution of the winners of the Robert Roy Award with:

  • A lifetime membership to CASLT
  • An invitation to CASLT’s Networking Day to receive the award
  • A commemorative plaque
  • Recognition on CASLT’s website and in Réflexions magazine

Nomination Procedure

Do you know a deserving colleague, mentor, or friend? To submit a nomination please adhere to the following procedures.

Mandatory:

  • A brief text (no longer than 400 words) describing how the candidate meets the criteria

Optional documents or information in support of your nomination:

  • The candidate’s resumé
  • Letters of support
  • Links to relevant websites

Send by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Robert Roy Award Nomination in the subject line.

Deadline for nominations: May 31st of each year.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2020 – Dr. Roswita Dressler
  • 2020 – Norman Sieweke
  • 2019 – Michelle De Abreu
  • 2018 – Dr. Wendy Carr
  • 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 – Dr. Merrill Swain
  • 2002 – Lilly Borges Oldham
  • 2001 – Dr. Wally Lazaruk
  • 2000 – Dr. Birgit Harley
  • 1999 – Don Mazerolle
  • 1998 – Dr. 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 – Dr. Raymond Leblanc
  • 1988 – Dr. Roger Tremblay
  • 1987 – No award given
  • 1986 – Dr. Pierre Calvé
  • 1985 – Dr. Anthony Mollica
  • 1984 – Dr. James P. Jones
  • 1983 – Dr. H. H. Stern

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