The 25th Annual Dr. John Davis Burton Award Ceremony

All are welcome to join us in recognizing an outstanding Dr. John Davis Burton Award recipient for their contribution toward awareness, equality and integration of persons with disabilities. The award ceremony will celebrate the recipient’s positive impact on the disability community and the legacy of Dr. John Davis Burton.

The 25th annual Dr. John Davis Burton Award Ceremony is hosted by the Paul Menton Centre and will take place on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Carleton University Art Gallery, St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University.

10:00 a.m.     Coffee, tea and light snacks served
10:30 a.m.     Ceremony
11:30 a.m.      Reception

Please RSVP by filling out the form below or by e-mailing jocelyn.vanwynsberghe@carleton.ca.

About the Dr. John Davis Burton Award

Dr. John Davis Burton championed and advocated for persons with disabilities. Dr. Burton made significant contributions toward increasing awareness, equality and integration of persons with disabilities throughout his career as an educator and coordinator of educational support services. He was a determined and able advocate for equal access to education for persons with disabilities, believing strongly in training for educators as well as support services for the learner. He was uniquely qualified for both of these roles. His credentials included a Ph.D. in Education and a Master’s degree in deaf education. Dr. Burton taught in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa and coordinated programs and services for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing students as well as students with learning disabilities at both Algonquin College and Carleton University. In memory of Dr. Burton, this award was endowed by family, students and friends in 1992.

The Dr. John Davis Burton Award has been established in his name to recognize those who also strive to make a contribution. It is awarded annually, when merited, to a student in good standing who has made a significant contribution toward awareness, equality and integration of persons with disabilities within the educational community. The recipient is also enrolled, at the time of the presentation, at Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cité collégiale or the University of Ottawa.

The Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities is collecting this information for the express purpose of operating Dr. John Davis Burton Award Ceremony. In compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, section 41, the information will only be used for the this purpose. Use of your information will be discontinued at any time at your request. For more information please contact pmc@carleton.ca.