Applications Being Accepted for the David Still Memorial IEP Graduating Student Award
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015
The 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.