The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients OCUFA Service Award: Constance Adamson from the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), and Kate Lawson from the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW).
“The OCUFA Service Award was established to honour individuals who have done, or continue to do, exceptional work on behalf of OCUFA and its member faculty associations,” said Judy Bates, President of OCUFA. “We are thrilled to bestow this award on two such deserving individuals.
Constance Adamson, an academic librarian at Queen’s, served as OCUFA’s president from 2011-2013, providing exemplary leadership to the organization. She also served as Chair of OCUFA’s Board of Directors from 2013 to 2014. Through it all, she has been a stalwart and tireless defender of the rights of faculty, librarians, and archivists.
Kate Lawson was the OCUFA President from 2013-2015, guiding the Confederation through a period of challenge, change, and opportunity. She has also provided critical leadership as Chair of OCUFA’s Online Education Committee with her characteristic wisdom, insight, and sensitivity.
“The recipients of this award have time and time again gone above the call of duty and provided tireless service to their colleagues at home and across the province,” said Bates. “Without their work, OCUFA could simply not achieve its dual goal of protecting the rights and interests of faculty while promoting a high-quality, accessible university system.”