SEEK-ing Innovative New Evaluators through the CESEF Awards by Marshal Rodrigues, CESEF Program Chair

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With its focus on facing forward and using innovative evaluation practices, the 2017 CES conference provides the perfect backdrop for highlighting the contributions of student evaluators. As the next generation, students across Canada continue to provide innovative ideas and approaches that will help to push the realm of evaluation forward.  

The Canadian Evaluation Society Educational Fund (CESEF) in partnership with the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) helps to cultivate and highlight the excellent work being done by students through the Student Excellence advancing Evaluation Knowledge (SEEK) Award (click here for more information).

Awarded to one student annually, the SEEK award highlights the exceptional work of a post-secondary student who exemplifies innovative methodology and/or the advancement of evaluation theory. This year’s winner, Linzi Williamson, demonstrated both in her paper, Evaluating the PotashCorp Kamskenow Science Outreach Program: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach, which she will be presenting at this year’s conference.

As we prepare for Vancouver and are challenged to look forward, remember to think not only of the future of your evaluation practices, but of future evaluators. Encourage them to engage in new opportunities and apply for the SEEK award in 2018.

We are constantly SEEK-ing the best new talent…

Marshal Rodrigues

CESEF – Program Chair