Dissertation and convocation awards and scholarships

Dissertation Scholarships recognize the outstanding dissertations produced by masters and graduate students. These awards and scholarships are considered very prestigious and may not necessarily have a financial reward associated.

Canadian Associations of Graduate Studies (CAGS) / Proquest UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award

The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards have been recognizing outstanding Canadian doctoral dissertations for more than 20 years. CAGS seek out 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.

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Governor General Gold Medal Award

The GOLD medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest academic standing at the graduate level. The number of gold medals awarded by each university shall be determined by its full-time equivalent (FTE) graduate enrolment:

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