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Gord G. Mann Distinguished Service Award

This award is the highest honour CCUFSA bestows.  Recipients are selected based on their contributions to the food services


Past or present member of CCUFSA


  • Contributions to CCUFSA – office(s) held, program and committee activities, leadership exhibited, regional/national activities
  • Years involved in college/university food services
  • Contributions to vocational and formal education programs
  • Contribution to allied food industries
  • Contribution for the advancement of college/university food services career development of personnel
  • Has received previous honours/awards for their work in college/university food services

Nomination Process:

The nomination can be sent to the president.

Past Winners:

2018 – Kevin McCabe
2017 – Ed Townsley
2016 – David Boeckner
2014 – Dave McEwen
2010 – Mike Dash
2009 – Marina Tuthill
2008 – Albert Ng
2007 – Wayne Brittenden
2006 – Mark Murdoch
2005 – Keith Hotchkiss
2004 – Brian Johnston
2002 – Frank Miller
2001 – David Boeckner
2000 – Garry Round


CCUFSA Award of Excellence

This award is presented to a deserving CCUFSA member based upon outstanding contribution to the association..


Any active CCUFSA member


  • Minimum five years of membership in CCUFSA with some involvement at the national level
  • Educational support through presentation of workshops, programs, interest sessions
  • Contributions for the betterment of college/university food services

Nomination Process:

The nomination can be sent to the president.

Past Winners:

2019 – Sylvia Willms
2018 – Maureen Collins
2017 – Keith Hotchkiss
2015 – John Warren
2014 – Vincent Solek
2013 – Lee Elkas
2012 – Christine Burke
2011 – Gerard Hayes
2010 – Ed Townsley
2009 – Kathryn Howden
2008 – Lorraine Eriksson
2007 – Gary Buchanan
2006 – Andrew Parr/Kevin McCabe
2005 – Dave McEwen
2003 – Wayne Brittenden
2002 – Marina Tuthill
2001 – Mark Murdoch
2000 – Albert Ng

CCUFSA Shine Award

This award acknowledges teams who demonstrate outstanding dining, hospitality service, and teamwork to reach a major accomplishment, enhance the food service business, or improve the quality
of campus life. The team chosen will be an exemplar of those who go beyond their regular duties and responsibilities to meet the needs of the business or campus communities


Any team (the department as a whole or a specific group of people) with a CCUFSA institutional membership is eligible for this award.


A team may qualify for the Shine Award if one or more of the following criteria are met:

  • Exceeds the expectations of a customer by providing exceptional service.
  • Demonstrates creativity in assisting customers to best meet their needs.
  • Creating opportunities or guidelines for improving service.
  • Developing service plan improvements in support of the mission/vision of food services or the campus.
  • Achieving success through the adversity of a demanding dining event.
  • Maintaining a positive, progressive attitude in the midst of challenging situations.


  • A nomination package must be completed and submitted to the selection committee by the deadline below.
  • The selection committee, as appointed by the CCUFSA President, will determine the award recipient.
  • The selection committee will be chosen from institutions which do not have a nomination under consideration.
  • Awards will be presented at the chosen institute by a designated CCUFSA executive member as well as being acknowledged at the National Conference awards ceremony.
  • The awarded team will receive a plaque/framed certificate as well as a team gift (to be determined by the selection committee and nominator with a maximum value of $1,000).

Description of Nomination:

  • Three copies of the nomination package must be submitted before the deadline.
  • Specific, detailed examples and data to support the nomination must be presented.
  • Format of the submission should include:
    • General description of the accomplishment
    • Explanation of what criteria (as listed above) has been met
    • Outline of the impact on the institutions’ food services
    • Outline the benefit to customers
    • Summary comments as to why this team should receive the award
    • Attachments should support the nomination and could include:  pictures, testimonials, financial results, thank you notes from customers, action plans, etc.

Nomination Process:

The nomination can be sent to the president.

Past Winners:

2019 – McMaster University
2017 – University of Alberta
2016 – Western University
2015 – University of Guelph
2014 – McGill University
2012 – University of Massachusetts
2011 – Queens University
2009 – University of Waterloo
2008 – University of Waterloo
2007 – University of British Columbia
2006 – McMaster University
2005 – University of Western Ontario
2004 – University of British Columbia


Albert Ng Magazine Award

Past Winners:

2019 – McMaster University/University of Ottawa
2018 – University of British Columbia
2017 – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
2016 – York University
2015 – University of Guelph
2014 – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
2013 – University of Victoria
2012 – University of Guelph/ Western University
2011 – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
2010 – University of Waterloo

Thursday June 23rd

12:00 pm - 3:30 pm



Exhibiting at the CCUFSA Trade Show is open to Associate Members only.

If you’re not a CCUFSA Associate Member Become a Member HERE.

 65 Vendor Booth spaces available (10' wide x 10' deep) ~

4 Business Resource booths available ~
~ raffle prizes following the show~ 

Booth Rental Cost $1,800 + hst   

  Show off your new products and services and connect directly with University & College buyers

and decision makers from across the country. 








 The annual trade show is one of CCUFSA’s highly anticipated events and helps us build relationships across the nation.  








 Stick around after the show for RAFFLE Prizes!  








 If your company would like to contribute a prize to our raffle prize tables, contact Sylvia Willms at or (519) 241-5916. All money raised from ticket sales, provide funds for scholarships and professional development for institutional staff members.
It’s a fun way to support our future leaders!


 Raffle tickets can be purchased by anyone at the trade show, members and exhibitors.
CCUFSA Executive team will be selling tickets on the trade show floor all day.


 Contact Mark Kenny at or 519-400-2048 for questions about the
trade show booth application 
and financial sponsorship opportunities.


 Trade Show Information | Click Here

 Booth Guidelines | Rules & Regulations | Click Here

 Exhibitor Package & Shipping Info | Click Here

 Sponsorship Opportunities | Click Here 


 We can't wait to see you in-person at the CCUFSA Trade Show! 



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Associate members can register for a trade show booth or booth and conference here:

Join & Grow With Us

CCUFSA members benefit from the opportunity to share ideas, real world experiences and build solutions with like minded colleagues, all food service professionals with a common goal.