Prizes

The following is the list of prizes available at St. Thomas:

Anthropology

Alan Mason Prize in 4th year

Awarded to a student graduating with a Major or Honours in Anthropology who has achieved the highest academic standing in Anthropology courses in that academic year.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Abdul Lohdi Prize for Highest Standing

Awarded to the graduating student with the highest accumulated GPA in all criminology courses.

Economics

Prize for Economics in 2nd year

Awarded to a second-year student with the highest accumulated GPA in all economics courses.

Prize for Economics in 3rd year

Awarded to a third-year student with the highest accumulated GPA in all economics courses.

Prize for Economics in 4th year

Awarded to a fourth-year student with the highest accumulated GPA in all economics courses.

English Language and Literature

Bishop Hill Prize for English in 4th year

Awarded to a student graduating with a Major or Honours in English courses who has achieved the highest grade point average in English courses at the 3000-level or above that academic year. ($100)

David Adams Richards Prize for Fiction

Awarded to an English student on the basis of excellence in writing prose or fiction. Generously funded by David Adams Richards Endowment.($500)

David Velensky Prize in Creative Writing

Awarded on the basis of excellence in creative writing in any genre. Generously funded by the Velensky Endowment.($500)

Edwin Flaherty Prize for English in 2nd Year

Awarded to a student in the second year of study who has achieved the highest grade point average in 2000-level English courses in that academic year. ($100)

Prize in English in 1st Year

Awarded to a student in the first year of study who has achieved the highest grade point average in 1000-level English courses. ($100)

Prize in English in 3rd year

Awarded to a student in the third year of study who has achieved the highest grade point average in English courses at the 3000-level or above in that academic year. ($100)

Research Essay Prize in English

Awarded to a student majoring or honouring in English who submits the best research paper. ($250)

Robert Clayton Casto Prize in Poetry

Awarded on the basis of excellence in writing poetry. Generously funded by the Robert Clayton Casto Endowment.($500)

Fine Arts

STU Singers Prize for Contributions to Choral Music

Awarded to a graduating student majoring in Fine Arts for contribution to Choral Music.($100)

French

Ambassador of Switzerland Prize

Awarded based on outstanding performance in French language studies.

Marguerite Michaud Prize for French Canadian Literature

Awarded to a graduating student with the highest accumulated GPA in all French language course.

Paul C. Levesque Prize for French in 1st year

Awarded to a first-year student on the basis of excellent performance in French language courses.($300)

Great Books

First-Year Great Books Essay Prize

Awarded to a first-year student on the basis of outstanding performance on a Great Books essay.

Great Books Best Honours Thesis

Awarded on the basis of an outstanding thesis by a fourth-year honours student.($150)

Prize for Highest Standing in Major

Awarded to a graduating student with the highest GPA majoring in Great Books.($150)

Second-Year Great Books Essay Prize

Awarded to a second-year student on the basis of outstanding performance on a Great Books essay.

Third-Year Great Books Essay Prize

Awarded to a third-year student on the basis of outstanding performance on a Great Books essay.

History

Chuddy McCarthy Memorial Prize in 4th year

Awarded annually to the fourth-year student with the highest average in a minimum of six (6) full-year History courses. If the students has taken more than 6 full-year courses, all History course marks will be averaged in.

Lawrence Desmond Prize for Medieval History

Awarded annually based on outstanding performance in a Medieval History course. Generously funded by the Desmond Endowment.($500)

Prize in History in 3rd year

Awarded to a third-year history major or history honours student on the basis of outstanding performance. Generously funded by the Rhinelander History Fund Endowment.($500)

Prov. IODE Prize for Highest Standing in Canadian History

Awarded annually to the most outstanding student in Canadian History.($100)

Senator John Connolly Prize for History in 3rd year

Awarded annually to the third-year student with the highest average in a minimum of three (3) full-year History courses. If the student has taken more than 3 full-year courses, all History course marks will be averaged in.

Tony Rhinelander Nature of History Prize

Awarded annually to the student with the highest average in History 2003. Generously funded by The Rhinelander History Endowment Fund.($500)

Human Rights

Craig J. Carleton QC Essay Prize in Human Rights

Awarded annually to a senior student in the Human Rights Program based on an essay or paper. Generously funded by the Craig J. Carleton, QC Endowment Fund.($200)

Journalism and Communications

David Adams Richards Prize for Non-Fiction

Awarded to a Journalism or Communications student on the basis of excellence in writing non-fiction or creative non-fiction. Generously funded by David Adams Richards Endowment.($500)

Prize for Communications in 4th Year

Awarded to graduating student(s) on the basis of academic excellence in fourth-year Communications and Public Policy courses. Generously funded by faculty, staff, friends and alumni of the Department of Journalism and Communications.($100)

Prize for Journalism in 4th Year

Awarded to graduating student(s) on the basis of academic excellence in fourth-year Journalism and Communications courses. Generously funded by faculty, staff, friends and alumni of the Department of Journalism and Communications.($100)

Philosophy

Mark Adams Prize for Philosophy in 4th year

Awarded to the graduating student with the highest accumulated GPA in all philosophy courses.($100)

Prize for Philosophy in 1st year

Awarded to a first-year student for outstanding achievement in all philosophy courses.

Prize for Philosophy in 2nd year

Awarded to a second-year student for outstanding achievement in all philosophy courses.

Prize for Philosophy in 3rd year

Awarded to a third-year student for outstanding achievement in all philosophy courses.

Political Science

Charles Kuun Prize for Best First Year Essay

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance on a major essay in POLS 1103, 1603 and 1013. Generously funded by the Political Science Academic Prize Endowment.(3X$100)

Dr.Rick Myers Prize for Best Essay in Political Philosophy

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance on a political philosophy paper. Generously funded by the Political Science Academic Prize Endowment.($200)

George Harrington Prize for Political Science

Awarded to the graduating student with the highest accumulated GPA in all political sciences courses. Generously funded by the Political Science Academic Prize Endowment.($200)

Louis Robichaud Prize for Best Essay in Canadian Politics

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance on a Canadian politics paper. Generously funded by the Political Science Academic Prize Endowment.($200)

Prize for Best Essay in American Politics

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance on an American government and politics paper. Generously funded by the Political Science Academic Prize Endowment.($200)

Prize for Best Essay in Comparative Politics

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance on a comparative politics paper. Generously funded by the Political Science Academic Prize Endowment.($200)

W. Vaughn Prize for Best Essay in International Relations

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance on an international relations paper. Generously funded by the Political Science Academic Prize Endowment.($200)

Winfield Poole Prize for Best Honours Thesis in POLS

Awarded to the graduating student with the highest grade in POLS 4923: Honours Thesis. Generously funded by the Political Science Academic Prize Endowment.($300)

Psychology

Dr. H. Lyons Memorial Prize for Psych. Honours in 4th year

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance by a fourth-year honours psychology student.

Prize for Psychology in 1st year

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance by a first-year psychology student.

Prize for Psychology in 2nd year

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance by a second-year psychology student.

Prize for Psychology in 3rd year

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance by a third-year psychology student.

Prize for Psychology in 4th year

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance by a fourth-year psychology student.

Ray and Lorain Irving Prize for Best Thesis

Awarded on the basis of an outstanding thesis by a fourth-year honours psychology student. Generously funded by Patrick Gregory Irving.($500)

Religious Studies

Congregation of Notre Dame Prize for 4th year

Awarded on the basis of noteworthy performance by a graduating religious studies student.

Father Arnold Toner Prize for Mature Student in 1st year

Awarded on the basis of noteworthy performance by a mature first-year religious studies student.

Sundara and Venky Venkatesan Memorial Prize In First Year

Awarded annually to the first-year student who has attained the highest grade in Religious Studies 1006. Generously funded by the Srinivasan family.($250)

Science and Technology Studies

The Science and Technology Studies Prize

Awarded to STS major or honours students who have excelled academically and revealed exemplary interest in and awareness of the social dimensions of science and technology in society.

Social Work

Fay Nagler Levine Memorial Prize

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance by a graduating social work student. Generously funded by the Fay Nagler Levine Endowment.($500)

Sociology

Prize for Sociology in the 2nd Year

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance by a 2nd year Sociology student. Generously funded by the Department of Sociology.($50)

Prize for Sociology in the 3rd Year

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance by a 3rd year Sociology student. Generously funded by the Department of Sociology.($75)

Prize for Sociology in the 4th Year

Awarded on the basis of outstanding performance by a 4th year Sociology student. Generously funded by the Department of Sociology.($100)

Spanish

Don Quixote Prize

Awarded to the student who has obtained the highest grade in the Don Quixote course (when offered).

Francisco Sainz Prize

Awarded to a second-year student who will be continuing her or his studies in Spanish, and who has achieved the highest grade in Intermediate Grammar.

Madres de Plaza de Mayo

Awarded to the student who has obtained the highest grade in the Collective Memory course (when offered).

Marta Traba Prize

Awarded to a student who has distinguished her or himself for artistic-cultural production in Spanish, or who has made a significant contribution to the Spanish Program.