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Professor Jim Cummins receive University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award

Award recognizes contribution to studies of language education

September 23, 2010
by: Janice Spencer


OISE Professor, Jim Cummins, is the recipient of the Alumni Honour Award from the University of Alberta where he received his PhD in 1974.

This award celebrates the many outstanding and diverse accomplishments of University of Alberta graduates and their contributions to their profession and the community at large. Jim is being recognized for his work in second language learning and literacy development.
Jim has spent more than 30 years with the University of Toronto’s Modern Language Centre and OISE where he has made a profound impact in the field of educational theory and linguistics, focusing on minority and multicultural populations. He is currently a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.
In his work as a Canada Research Chair, he addresses the difficulties faced by individuals in four particular groups: English as a second language learners (children and adults), students who have hearing impairments, First Nations students and French immersion students.
The awards gala was held on September 22 in Edmonton, Alberta.