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Research Awards

The Gerald S. Krispin Research Award was created to recognize the achievements of our researchers and scholars, to raise the profile of research and scholarship at CUE, and to encourage engagement in further research. The Gerald S. Krispin Research Award is available to all full‐time continuing faculty members at CUE, either as individuals or in groups. The award is presented to the recipient at the Concordia Recognition Dinner.

The Award is not an annual award, it is only bestowed as circumstances dictate. There may be no recipients for some years, or multiple recipients in a particular year.

Previous Awardees

2014Elizabeth SmytheArts
2015Steven MuirArts
2016Tim LoremanArts
2018Tim LabronArts
2019Brent BradfordEducation
2020Travis DumsdayArts

Selection Criteria

  1. A faculty member or group has, over a substantial period of time, made a consistent and significant research or scholarly contribution to their field.
  2. A faculty member or group has produced a single piece of high‐impact research or scholarship that has made a major contribution to their field.
  3. The researcher(s) should have a national or international reputation for research and or scholarly excellence.

The Award

A Medal, Name on an Institutional Plaque showing past recipients, and a Cash Award to be spent on scholarly materials or activities of the recipient’s choosing.

Selection Committee

President & Vice‐Chancellor
Vice‐President Academic & Provost
One member of the Research & Faculty Development Committee
Two faculty members selected by the Research & Faculty Development Committee


Candidates are to be nominated by at least three co‐signing full‐time faculty members who submit:

  • The Nomination Form, outlining the rationale for the nomination;
  • The full CV of the candidate(s); and
  • And other supporting documentation, such as letters of support or evidence of research and/or scholarly impact.

Nominations are received via email to the President’s Office (president@concordia.ab.ca) by January 15 each year. Anonymous nominations are not accepted.