Research Award of Excellence

2018 CALL FOR PAPERS

Please download the Call for Papers for more information about this year’s competition.

2017

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: 

Stephen Fine, PhD, CCA Research Chair (judge)
Peter Gilbert, B.Arch, M.Ed, U.of T. Prof. (E), Ryerson U. (chair, judge)
Catherine Laing, RN, PhD, Prof. U. Calgary (judge)
Tad MacIlwraith, PhD, Prof, Guelph U. (judge)
Trevor Norris, PhD, Prof, Brock U. (judge)
Catherine Ross, BA, B.Ed, U.of T. (ex-officio Board appointee)

ENTRANTS

2017 Winner:
Jennifer Straver M.Ed,. University of Windsor, Windsor, ON:
Returning Year After Year: The Motivation and Retention of Coaches at Madawaska Volleyball Camp.

Joel Murphy, MA Theology, Saint Mary”s University, Halifax, NS:
Religious Summer Camp Programs to Bridge Civic and Religious Development.

2016

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: 
Stephen Fine, PhD (member)
Peter Gilbert, B.Arch, M.Ed, Prof. (E), Ryerson U.  (chair, judge)
Bruce Hodgins, PhD, LLD, Prof. (E), Trent U. (judge)
Tad MacIlwraith, PhD, Prof, Guelph U. (judge)
Trevor Norris, PhD, Prof. Brock U.  (judge)
Catherine Ross, BA, B.Ed  (ex-officio Board appointee)

ENTRANTS:

2016 Winner:
Amanda Baker, PhD, Griffith University (Australia):
Becoming and being a camp counsellor: a study of discourse, power relations and emotion.

Teresa Beesley (Queen’s), Jessica Fraser-Thomas (York) & Michael C. Riddell (York):
S’more than just a Camp: exploring youths’ development of life skills within a Type 1 diabetic sports camp.

Adam Handler (Queen’s), Arielle Zahavi (Toronto), Mattan Lustgarten (Toronto), Daniel Freedman (Technion American Medical School):
Summer camp health initiative pilot study: an overview of injury and illness in two Canadian summer camps.

J. B. Blakey, & Dr. R. Coughlan, (Trent)
Nature and physical activity at camp: a qualitative eco-psychological study.

2015

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: 

Stephen Fine, PhD (judge)
Peter Gilbert, B.Arch, M.Ed, Prof. (E), Ryerson  (judge, chair)
Bruce Hodgins, PhD, LLD, Prof. (E), Trent (judge)
Trevor Norris, PhD, Prof. Brock  (judge)
Catherine Ross, BA, B.Ed  (ex-officio Board appointee)

SUBMISSIONS:

2015 Winner: 
Amanda Shore, NSCAD University, (NS):
Notes on Camp: A Decolonizing Strategy.
(A recurring issue. Colonizers are European settlers. Colonized are Canada’s indigenous peoples.)

Alicia Dawn Cox, Atlantic School of Theology, (NS):
Pines over Pews: The Spiritual Experience of Campers Who Do Not Attend Church in the United Church of Canada.

Karen Hayward, (ON):
The Teresa Group Summer Camp Program, Evaluation Results.
(A one week camp for children affected by HIV.)

Name and title withheld,
(Paper also submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journal.)

2014

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Stephen Fine, PhD  (judge)
Peter Gilbert, B.Arch, M.Ed, Prof. (E), Ryerson  (judge, chair)
Bruce Hodgins, PhD, LLD, Prof. (E), Trent  (judge)
Trevor Norris, PhD, Prof. Brock  (judge)
Catherine Ross, BA, B.Ed  (ex-officio Board appointee)

SUBMISSIONS:

2014 Winner:
Catherine Laing, RN, PhD, Assistant Prof, Faculty of Nursing, U. Calgary, (AB):
“It’s not just camp:” Understanding Meaning of Children’s Cancer Camps for Children and Families.

Kyra Morris, Sociology, McGill, (QC):
Jewish Overnight Summer Camp: Socializing Agent and Informal Education Institution.