Luxton, Kandiuk win CAUT national awards

Two members of the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) have won national awards from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) for 2005.

Mary Kandiuk (left), visual arts, design & theatre librarian at York’s Scott Library, received the Academic Librarians’ Distinguished Service Award for her contributions in “leadership and professionalism that have advanced the status of academic librarians at York.” The CAUT also cited Kandiuk’s “sustained involvement and service in YUFA and in her work as an academic librarian”. Kandiuk is currently completing her second book, Caribbean and South Asian Writers in Canada: A Bibliography of their Works and of English Criticism (Scarecrow Press Inc., Forthcoming). Her first work, published in 1990, was French-Canadian Authors: A Bibliography of their Works and of English- Language Criticism (Scarecrow Press).


Meg LuxtonMeg Luxton (right), a professor with Atkinson’s School of Social Sciences and the Graduate Program in Women’s Studies, received the Sarah Shorten Award for outstanding achievements in the promotion of the advancement of women in Canadian universities and colleges. Luxton is currently conducting a study with Kate Bezanson of Brock University of the ways in which “family-friendly” or “work-life” policies, such as maternity and parental leave, childcare provisions and home care, affect the day-to-day lives of the people they are designed to help. (See story in the Oct. 28, 2004 issue of YFile.)

The awards, which were announced at the CAUT’s May council meeting, will given out at the November meeting in Ottawa.