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R. Tait McKenzie Award

This award is PHE Canada’s most prestigious award and is named after the distinguished Canadian physician, sculptor and physical educator, Dr. R. Tait McKenzie. The award epitomizes Dr. Tait McKenzie’s professional ideals, his service to humanity, and his dedication to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of physical and health education, recreation and dance.

2021-2022 Nomination Period

The nomination period for the 2020-2021 PHE National Awards has ended. Please check our website in October 2022 for updates. 

Eligibility

This award recognizes Canadians who have made significant impact on physical and health education and who have served the profession over an extended period of time. Nominations from underrepresented groups are encouraged. To qualify, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • at least 20 years experience as a teacher, coach, supervisor or administrator, etc.; and
  • have performed distinguished, meritorious service as a recognized leader locally/regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The nomination form must be completed and submitted with:

  • Three letters of reference that outline why the nominee deserves the Honour AwardLetters must be written by the nominator and two seconders.
  • Biographical sketch of the nominee that is 250-300 words in length.
  • Supporting documentation (not exceeding five pages) that showcases the nominee’s contribution to the field.

Documentation should show that the candidate has performed distinguished service as a recognized leader locally/regionally, nationally, and internationally, and epitomizes R. Tait McKenzie’s professional ideals, service to humanity and dedication to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of our related fields.