Professor Marie Battiste of the Department of Educational Foundations and Academic Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre was presented with the Canadian Association of University Teachers Distinguished Academic Award at its 2013 Spring Council Meeting.
The CAUT Distinguished Academic Award recognizes academics who excel in each of the domains of academic life: teaching, research, service to the institution and to the community. The recipients are individuals whose teaching, research and service have contributed noticeably to the lives of their students, to their institution, to their field of study, and to the community. Recipients are invited to address CAUT Council and their addresses are subsequently published by CAUT.
Professor Battiste’s address to Council was entitled “You Can’t Be the Doctor if You’re the Disease: Eurocentrism and Indigenous Renaissance.” It, and addresses of previous recipients, can be found on line at: http://www.caut.ca/about-us/awards-scholarships/lists/awards-and-scholarships/distinguished-academic-award.
Professor Battiste has received many distinctions for her research, including two honorary doctorates. We congratulate her for this award, and her distinguished contributions to scholarship.