David Still Memorial IEP Graduating Student Award

Applications Being Accepted for the David Still Memorial IEP Graduating Student Award

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015

David StillThe AVLIC IEP Graduating Student Award was presented for the first time in 2004. It was the decision of the 2002-2004 AVLIC Executive Board to develop a bursary to recognize a graduating student from a Canadian Interpreter Education Program (IEP). In 2009 the award was renamed the David Still Memorial IEP Graduating Student Award in honour of David Still. The amount of the award is $500.


David began work as a signed language interpreter and instructor at Red River College. His work took him all over the country before he finally settled in Vancouver, BC, in 1988, where he accepted a position as an instructor at Douglas College in the Program of Sign Language Interpretation. In the fall of 1999, he graduated with a Masters of Education from Simon Fraser University and went on to open Still Learning Resources. He was a visionary in our field and in 2006 received the BC innovation Award in Educational Technology.


David’s commitment to the profession was demonstrated by his role as a founding member of both AVLIC and WAVLI. He worked relentlessly to establish standards in the field of ASL-English interpreting and was a man of passion who inspired others to find theirs. David believed in lifelong learning and he encouraged interpreters, both new and seasoned, to continue their skill development throughout their career. 


For full details on the David Still Memorial IEP Graduating Student Award, including the Application Form, full submission details and a Reference Form, please click here.

Reference Form - required