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The Jay Newman Award for Academic Integrity is an important new award, open to scholars around the world. The condition of the award states that “It is for the purpose of recognizing a university scholar and teacher who either at a particular time or in the course of an academic career has demonstrated combined meritorious academic achievement with noteworthy courage or compassion in the defense of academic ideals.”

The award is given biennially and carries a prize of $1500.00.

The award honours the memory of Dr. Jay Newman, F.R.S.C., a distinguished member of the University of Guelph Philosophy Department whose thirty six years of service were ended by his death in 2007. The author of eleven books, he was a successful and popular teacher and an active participant in the life of the University. He was widely known as a fearless and articulate defender of academic freedom as a core value of a university, and of the rights of faculty members.

Nominations, along with any supporting material, should be sent to: Chair, Academic Freedom Committee, University of Guelph Faculty Association, 5 University Avenue East, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, by May 1, 2019.  The nomination package may also be sent via email to

Past winners of the award include:


Dr. William Schrank, Professor Emeritous, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. William Woodward, Professor Emeritous, University of Guelph

Dr. James L. Turk, Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)

Jeffrey A. Hutchings, Professor, Dalhousie University in Halifax

Dr. Homa Hoodfar, Professor Emerita, Concordia University in Montreal

For more background on Dr. Jay Newman, please follow the links below:



UGFA Calls for Nominations for Inaugural Newman Award

Prof. Leaves Legacy of Scholarships




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