The team of the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation (DPE) of the School of Public Policy and Administration congratulates Benoît Gauthier, lecturer in the DPE, for recently being made a Fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES). Benoît has been involved with the Diploma for four years now and studied at Carleton University some forty years ago. Accession to the rank of Fellow of the CES is predicated on having made outstanding, conspicuous and continued contributions to the field of evaluation over an extensive amount of time. The Fellowship recognizes lifetime achievements, service and prominence in the field of evaluation, particularly through scholarship (publications, reports, manuals) teaching, other forms of training and mentoring, speaking on professional issues, assisting public, non‐profit organizations and agencies, capacity building, knowledge transfer, policy development and other initiatives. The rank also requires significant contribution to the CES through service on the Board of Directors and/or chapters, the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, the Consortium of Universities for Evaluation Education, the CES Credentialing Board and other boards, and fostering links between the CES and other professional associations and organizations. Fellows assist CES and the national Board by providing requested advice, advocacy and representation.