Congratulations to the recipients of
the 2014 Capital Educators’ Awards! 

Lou Di Millo

General Arts and Science

Sherry Poirier

 School of Health and Community Studies

Claudia Buttera

Faculty of Science

Kevin Cheung

 Faculty of Science

Dan Patterson

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Daniel Duval

 École d’administration, 

 d’hôtellerie et de tourisme

André Roberge

 École élémentaire catholique

Saint-François d’Assise

Abdi Bileh Dirir

 École des adultes Le Carrefour

Sherri Billowits

St. George School

Kathy Lee

St. Joseph High School

Michelle Seguin 

Divine Infant School

Joan Sweeney

St. Patrick’s Intermediate School

Maura Cuffari

Stittsville Public School

Dan Lajoie 

Glebe Collegiate Institute

Jennifer Lisowski 

Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education


James Pambrun 

Faculty of Theology

Michel Désilets 

Faculté de médecine

Barbara Vanderhyden

Faculty of Medecine


Capital Educators' Awards
All educators who have classroom teaching responsibilities at one of our ten partner institutions in Ottawa are eligible to be nominated for a Capital Educators’ Award. Anyone can submit a nomination.The Capital Educators’ Awards recognize the achievements of outstanding educators and celebrates public education in our community – across the entire spectrum from kindergarten to PhD. Award recipients are announced at a gala dinner and ceremony each spring, aptly called EduGala.

Finalists are selected by the participating institutions. A community panel of judges then selects the award recipients. All finalists are invited to attend EduGala, and the Award recipients are announced that evening.

About EduGala
In 2001, the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE), in partnership with a group of business and education leaders launched the annual Capital Educators' Awards and gala celebration - aptly named Edugala - to raise the profile of public education and to recognize and celebrate the dedication and achievements of our local educators. These awards are unique; Ottawa is the only community in Canada that celebrates the contributions of its educators across the whole spectrum of education from elementary to post-secondary.

Our Education Partners
Edugala is made possible through partnerships with the following 10 local education institutions: Algonquin College, La Cité Collégiale, Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Saint Paul University, Dominican College University, Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est, Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario, Ottawa Catholic School Board, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, as well as through support from corporations and foundations who share ONFE's belief in the importance of celebrating excellence in education in our community.



Presenting Sponsor 


Dinner Sponsor

Media Sponsors


Friends of EduGala 


Print Sponsor

Video Production


Marketplace Sponsors


Carleton University

Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est
Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

Dominican University College

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

University of Ottawa

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