Elder James Albert received the Founders Award at on June 13. It is Carleton University’s highest non-academic honour that pays tribute to those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the university.
For more than five decades, Elder James Albert has been known for his dedicated service to Carleton University and his unwavering commitment to promoting Aboriginal values and culture on campus, throughout the local community and beyond.
Elder Albert greatly contributed to the establishment of the Centre for Aboriginal Education and Research (CEARC) and later the Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education (CACE). He has served as presiding Elder and provided guidance on several committees including the Aboriginal Education Council, and Carleton’s Aboriginal Enriched Support Program, to name a few.
He has authored several articles and book chapters on social welfare services, social policy and social transformation in Canada.