Dr. Gerald Walton Wins Canadian Association of Foundations of Education 2018 “Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Award”

Dr. Gerald Walton, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, was awarded the “Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Award” from the Canadian Association of Foundations of Education (CAFE) in May.

The award is presented each year to a CAFE member whose “dedication and commitment to excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate advising or mentorship has made a significant contribution to the professional growth of students working in the area of educational foundations,” as noted on the CAFE website.

Dr. Walton’s nominator described him as someone who “provided me with sound advice in my growth as a scholar but also helped me through personal challenges and hurdles … held high expectations … provided important guidance … a valued mentor whose guidance truly enriched my graduate studies experience.”

Dr. Walton notes that he was "delighted to have received this award at the CAFE Banquet in Regina. This award, in particular, means a lot to me because working with students and guiding them on what interests them academically is a huge privilege and the best part of my job, hands down. I remember professors who did the same for me when I was a student. It is very enjoyable to pay it forward and a thrill to watch students reach their potential.” 

The award was presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association of Foundation of Education in Regina.

Pictured below: Dr. Gerald Walton (centre) receives award from Dr. Kurt Clausen (President, CAFE) and Dr. Shirley Van Nuland (1st Vice President, CAFE and Chair, Awards Committee).