Margaret Arcus

Professional Achievement Award

By the College of Family and Consumer Sciences

This award recognizes superior professional accomplishments in education, extension, research, administration or business in the several fields of family and consumer sciences.

Margaret ArcusMargaret Edwards Arcus
Home Economics Education 1968

A resourceful and tireless leader, Margaret Arcus has made a difference in the lives of many people. Professor of family science and past director of the School of Family and Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Arcus is recognized for her pioneering efforts in family life education. As senior editor of the Handbook of Family Life Education, published in 1993, she helped set the groundwork for the scholarly direction of family life education. She was influential in the development of the Family Life Education Certification, designed to improve the preparation and qualifications of family life educators.

Arcus is internationally recognized for her outstanding teaching and in 1996 received the Honour Award - the higher recognition given by the Canadian Home Economics Association. The contributions she has made through teaching, research and administration have set the stage for a new generation of scholars and practitioners.