ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Distinguished Dissertation Award Call for Applications 2020

NOTICE: In response to the rapidly emerging COVID-19 crisis, CAGS will be postponing all of its 2020 awards and competitions until further notice.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Distinguished Dissertation Award has been postponed indefinitely. The adjudication process for this award will likely take place during the late-summer or fall.

Please note that CAGS is continuing to accept nomination packages for this award.

Do you know an outstanding doctoral student who has recently graduated? Is there an up-and-coming scholar in your academic community whose research deserves to be recognized? Here is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!

CAGS is excited to announce the 2020 CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards.

For more than twenty years, the CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards have recognized exceptional doctoral researchers making an impact in their field of study. We seek work that makes significant, original contributions to both the academic community and to Canadian society at large.

This year, award winners will receive a cash prize of $1500, an all-inclusive trip to the 2020 CAGS Annual Conference, and the opportunity to connect with scholars from across Canada.

TWO winners will be selected, one from each of the following categories:

  1. Engineering, Medical Sciences and Natural Sciences
  2. Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Eligible dissertations must have been completed and accepted by the Graduate School between 1 JANUARY 2019 and 31 DECEMBER 2019.

Submission

Complete nomination packages must be submitted electronically in a single file to info@cags.ca. Please include “CAGS/ACES Dissertation Award” in the subject line.

NOTE: The deadline for submitting nominations for the Distinguished Dissertation Award has been postponed indefinitely. The adjudication process for this award will likely take place during the late-summer or fall.

Please note that CAGS is continuing to accept nomination packages for this award.

ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards have been recognizing outstanding Canadian doctoral dissertations for more than 20 years. We seek work that makes significant, original contributions to both the academic community and to Canadian society. There are two awards: one for engineering, medical sciences and natural sciences; and one for fine arts, humanities and social sciences. They include a $1,500 prize, a Citation Certificate, and an awards ceremony at the CAGS Annual Conference.

2019
Dr. Janelle Marie Baker, Anthropology Department, McGill University
Dr. Soren Mellerup, Department of Chemistry, Queen’s University

2018
Dr. Ashley Whillans, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia.
Dr. Christian Reimer, Department of Physics, National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS)

2017
Dr. Boyang Zhang, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto.
Dr. Leila Qashu, Department of Ethnomusicology, Memorial University.

2016
Dr. Douglas Hunter, Department of History, York University.
Dr. Drew Higgins, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo.

2015
Dr. Bree Akesson, School of Social Work, McGill University.
Dr. Michelle (Tonkin) Parker, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria.

2014
Dr. Eric Weissman, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University.
Dr. Daniel Boyce, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University.

2013
Dr. Laura Bisaillon, Department of Population Health, University of Ottawa.
Dr. Aaron Shafer, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta.