The team of the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation (DPE) of the School of Public Policy and Administration congratulates Jane Whynot, lecturer in the DPE, for recently being awarded the 2020 Service to the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) honour. Jane Whynot (Ph.D.c) has long standing roots with Carleton University’s DPE whose program she attended as part of the first student cohort and now has the privilege of teaching with.

This award is granted to an individual who is a member of CES and has made a significant contribution to the work of CES. Jane has served in leadership roles for both the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and the American Evaluation Association (AEA). In this capacity, Jane has invested heavily in the development of knowledge dissemination activities supporting the domestic and international evaluation community. This involved co-chairing the CES National conference in 2014; chairing Annual Learning Events, and currently serves as book review editor of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (CJPE).

She was one of the founding members of Evaluation Mentoring Canada as well as the Ottawa area Lunch and Learn for Evaluators and teaches evaluation courses at both Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Jane is honoured to be the recipient of this year’s award.