At its 2021 annual general meeting, the Association of Canadian College and University Ombudsperson presented two awards to members for outstanding service. The Distinguished Service Award went to Anita L. Pouliot, the recently retired Ombuds at the University of Western Ontario, for her "extraordinary contribution to the development, support and/or furtherance of Ombudsmanship in higher education. The Special Contribution Award was given to Carmela Parzanese, Assistant to the Ombuds at McGill University, in recognition of her "outstanding contribution or service to ombudsing in higher education and exceptional volunteerism or service to ACCUO." (ACCUO Member Recognition Awards.)
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