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9 Jan 2015

Searching for Canada's top dissertation


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Recipients of 2014 awards: Daniel Boyce (left) and Eric Weissman.

Are you working with or know of a doctoral student whose dissertation makes a unique contribution to their academic field? Then check out Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Award 2015 call for nominations.

It is an exciting time of year here at CAGS when we put out this annual call. In partnership with publishers ProQuest-UMI we have been seeking out the best dissertations in Canada for more than 20 years.

Two awards are offered: one in engineering, medical sciences and natural sciences; and one in fine arts, humanities and social sciences.

The winners receive a $1,500 cash prize which will be presented at the 2015 CAGS conference in Calgary, Alberta. In addition, the CAGS media team works with the winners to raise the profile of their research in the media and their stakeholder community.

The career paths of past winners are impressive. They are scattered around the world – teaching medieval studies in Australia, tracking the state of our oceans in Halifax, performing delicate lung cancer operations in Toronto and fighting homelessness on main streets in Canada and the United States.

Here is the check list for the nomination process Completed applications must be received by March 31, 2015

Questions? Feel free to contact the CAGS office.