CHA Prizes

CHA Prizes

As part of its mandate to promote and recognise excellence in historical research, the CHA awards a series of prizes. 


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The François-Xavier Garneau Medal

The François-Xavier Garneau Medal, awarded every five years, is the most prestigious of the CHA prizes. It honours an outstanding Canadian contribution to historical research.

The 2020 FRANÇOIS-XAVIER GARNEAU MEDAL 

The competitions for the CHA prizes are now closed. The winner will be announced at the CHA Prize Ceremony that will be held 2 June at Western University, London.

 

2015 – Winner

  • Bettina Bradbury

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The CHA Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize (formerly known as the Sir John A. MacDonald Prize from 1977 to 2018)

The prize is given to the non-fiction work of Canadian history judged to have made the most significant contribution to an understanding of the Canadian past.

The prize is presented annually by the CHA. The first award was presented in 1977 by the CHA. Each year the recipient is announced at the Canadian Historical Association annual meeting at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Since 2009, the award has been presented at Rideau Hall by the Governor General of Canada.

2020 CHA BEST SCHOLARLY BOOK IN CANADIAN HISTORY PRIZE

The competitions for the CHA prizes are now closed. The winner will be announced at the CHA Prize Ceremony that will be held 2 June at Western University, London.

2019 – Winner

  • Shirley Tillotson

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The Wallace K. Ferguson Prize

The Wallace K. Ferguson Prize recognises the outstanding scholarly book in a field of history other than Canadian history. 

2020 WALLACE K. FERGUSON PRIZE 

The competitions for the CHA prizes are now closed. The winner will be announced at the CHA Prize Ceremony that will be held 2 June at Western University, London.

2019 – Winner

  • Aidan Forth

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The Clio Prizes

These annual awards are given for meritorious publications or for exceptional contributions by individuals or organizations to regional history. 

THE 2020 CLIO PRIZES

The competitions for the CHA prizes are now closed. The winner will be announced at the CHA Prize Ceremony that will be held 2 June at Western University, London.

 

 

 

2019 – Winner

  • Hamar Foster, Gerald Friesen, Steven High, Valerie Korinek, Daniel Marshall, Nicole Neatby, Patrick Mannion

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The Albert B. Corey Prize

The Albert B. Corey prize is jointly sponsored by the American Historical Association (AHA) and Canadian Historical Association (CHA) for the best book on the history of Canadian-American relations or the history of both countries. 

THE 2020 ALBERT B. COREY PRIZE

The competitions for the CHA prizes are now closed. The winner will be announced at the CHA Prize Ceremony that will be held 2 June at Western University, London.

2018 – Winner

  • Ann M. Little

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The John Bullen Prize

The John Bullen Prize honours the outstanding Ph.D. thesis on a historical topic submitted in a Canadian university.

2020 JOHN BULLEN PRIZE

The competitions for the CHA prizes are now closed. The winner will be announced at the CHA Prize Ceremony that will be held 2 June at Western University, London.

2019 – Winner

  • Stephen Fielding

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The CHA Journal Prize ( The best article from #1 and #2 issues)

The CHA Journal Prize is awarded every year for the best essay published each year in the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association. 

2018 – Winner

  • James Forbes

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The Jean-Marie Fecteau Prize

CHA Student Prize

The prize is awarded for the best article published in a peer-reviewed journal (including peer-reviewed student journals) by a PhD of MA-level student, in French or in English.

2020 JEAN-MARIE FECTEAU PRIZE

The competitions for the CHA prizes are now closed. The winner will be announced at the CHA Prize Ceremony that will be held 2 June at Western University, London.

2019 – Winner

  • Edward Dunsworth

The CHA's Excellence in Teaching with Primary Sources Awards

The Teaching and Learning Committee on the CHA Council is pleased to announce the inauguration of the CHA’s first annual Teaching Awards

CHA’s Annual Teaching Awards

The competitions for the CHA prizes are now closed. The winner will be announced at the CHA Prize Ceremony that will be held 2 June at Western University, London.

2020 – Winner

  • 2020

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

The medals were given to our present and past presidents in recognition of their significant contribution in advancing the study of history in Canada and their commitment to the CHA. Elected by their peers as president, thanks to their solid reputation, they have always served the best interests of the organization and its members.

 

2015 – Winner

  • Past CHA Presidents - Anciens présidents de la SHC

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The Aboriginal History Book Prize

The Aboriginal History Group, a committee affiliated with the Canadian Historical Association, is pleased to offer a prize for the best book in aboriginal history.

2020 Book Prize

The Indigenous History Studies Group, an affiliated committee of the Canadian Historical Association, is pleased to solicit submissions for the award for English or French language scholarly books with a publication date of 2019 in the area of Indigenous History in Canada (i.e. scholarly books concerning the history of Indigenous peoples whose territory overlaps with that of the current Canadian state, and/or books concerning Indigenous people whose history involves significant interaction with institutions -- state, ecclesiastic, corporate, or other -- that are closely associated with what would become Canada). The submitted title will build on theoretical, interpretive, and descriptive understandings of the past; contribute to the creation and transmission of knowledge; and show potential readability by a wider audience. Criteria by which the committee evaluates entries include that historical analysis form the central basis of the book’s approach (i.e. attention to historical context; primacy of historical sources be they oral, textual, or material; situated within relevant historiography); that it may feature innovative methodology or creative use of source materials, including respect for Indigenous epistemologies alongside or in conjunction with academic scholarship and established academic canon; and that it demonstrates excellence overall, including, of course, the effective and compelling nature of the book’s thesis. The prize will be awarded at the annual meeting of the CHA in June 2020 at Western University. To enter this competition, a copy of any book you wish to be considered for this prize should be sent to committee members by 31 January 2020. Questions can be directed to Thomas Peace at tpeace@huron.uwo.ca.

Committee Members:

Prof. Carolyn Podruchny                                                                                                             Prof. Maxime Gohier
Department of History                                                                                                                Département des lettres et humanités
York University                                                                                                                               Université du Québec à Rimouski
4700 Keele St Local B-321                                                                                                            300 Allée des Ursuline
Toronto, ON                                                                                                                                     Rimouski, QC
M3J 1P3                                                                                                                                              G5L 3A1

Prof. Kathryn Labelle Thomas Peace (non-voting committee chair)
College of Arts and Science Department of History
University of Saskatchewan Huron University College
Room 264 Arts 1349 Western Road
9 Campus Drive London, ON
Saskatoon, SK N6G 1H3
S7N 5A5

2019 – Winner

  • Mary Jane Logan McCallum & Adele Perry

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The Aboriginal History Best Article Prize

The Aboriginal History Group, a committee affiliated with the Canadian Historical Association, is pleased to offer a prize for the best article in aboriginal history.

2020 Article Prize

The Indigenous History Studies Group, a committee affiliated with the Canadian Historical Association, is pleased to announce the 2020 IHSG Article Prize competition. The prize will be awarded to the author of a French or English peer-reviewed article or book chapter that is deemed to make an outstanding contribution to the field.

Eligibility:
Scholarly articles concerning the history of Indigenous peoples whose territory overlaps with that of the current Canadian state, and/or articles concerning Indigenous peoples whose history involves significant interaction with institutions (state, ecclesiastic, corporate, or other) that are closely associated with what would become Canada. Articles bearing an imprint of 2019 are eligible for the 2020 prize. The publisher need not be Canadian, but it must have been subjected to peer review.

Adjudication Criteria:
The award is presented to the author(s) of the best scholarly work in Indigenous history. Criteria by which the committee evaluates entries include that historical analysis form the central basis of the article’s approach (i.e. attention to historical context; primacy of historical sources be they oral, textual, or material; situated within relevant historiography); that it features innovative methodology or creative use of source materials, including respect for Indigenous epistemologies alongside or in conjunction with academic scholarship and established academic canon; and that it demonstrates excellence overall. The publication should show potential readability by a wider audience. The prize will be awarded at the annual meeting of the CHA in June 2020 at Western University.

Entries should be emailed to Thomas Peace at tpeace@huron.uwo.ca by January 31, 2020.

2018 – Winner

  • Micah A. Pawling
    The Aboriginal History Best Article Prize

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The Canadian Committee on Women's History Book Prize

The CCWH Book Prize in Women's and Gender History is awarded every two years to the best book published in the field in the previous two years, in either English or French. Books in Canadian history are eligible for the prize. Books in other national fields are also eligible for the prize, provided that their authors live and work in Canada. 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Canadian Committee on Women’s History English-language Book Prize Competition 2020

The Canadian Committee on Women’s History is seeking submissions for its 2020 Book Prize competition, to be awarded at the Congress of the Canadian Historical Association in June. This prize is awarded to the best book published in the field of women’s and/or gender history in the previous two years, in English.

To be eligible for the prize, books must:

-       Have been published in 2018 or 2019

-       Deal with some facet of women’s and/or gender history in Canada OR in another nation, provided it was written by an author who lives and works in Canada.

-       Be a  monograph (translated works are not eligible)

Submissions are due January 31, 2020. Authors or publishers should send a copy of each submission, in either hard copy or digital format, to each juror:

Andrea Eidinger, committee chair
500-7575 Trans Canada Highway
Ville St. Laurent, PQ H4T 1V6
andrea.eidinger@gmail.com 

Kassandra Luciuk
810-80 Quebec Ave
Toronto ON
M6P 4B7
klluciuk@gmail.com 

Kristin Burnett
Social Justice Studies
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
kburnett@lakeheadu.ca 

For more information on the prize, please visit our website: http://chashcacommittees-comitesa.ca/ccwh-cchf/2017/12/11/prix-du-livre-cchf-ccwh-book-prize/ 

 

2018 – Winner

  • Gail G. Campbell

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The Hilda Neatby Prize - English Article

The purpose of the Hilda Neatby Prize in Women's and Gender History, awarded since 1982 by the Canadian Committee in Women's History at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, is to encourage the publication of scholarly articles on women's and gender history. 

2020 Call for Nominations

**Deadline January 31st, 2020**

The purpose of the Hilda Neatby Prize in Women's and Gender History, awarded since 1982 by the Canadian Committee in Women's History at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, is to encourage the publication of scholarly articles on women's and gender history in Canadian journals and books. 

Two prizes are awarded, one for the best article in English, the other for the best article in French.  Any academic article or book chapter published in Canada and deemed to make an original and scholarly contribution to the field of women's history is eligible.

Two prizes shall be awarded: 

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRIZE: Any French-language academic article or book chapter published in a Canada during 2019 and deemed to make an original and scholarly contribution to the field of women’s and gender history as it relates to women is eligible for nomination for the 2020 Neatby Prize. 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRIZE:  Any English-language academic article or book chapter published in Canada during 2019 and deemed to make an original and scholarly contribution to the field of women's and gender history as it relates to women is eligible for nomination for the 2020 Hilda Neatby Prize.

Send nominations, with 1 copy of the nominated article, before January 31st, 2020 to Dr. Marie-Hélène Brunet, Chair, Hilda Neatby Prize Committee.  

Email address: mh.brunet@uottawa.ca

For further information contact Dr. Marie-Hélène Brunet (mh.brunet@uottawa.ca) or visit the website for the CCWH: http://chashcacommittees-comitesa.ca/ccwh-cchf/

 

2019 – Winner

  • Karen Flynn

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The Hilda Neatby Prize - French Article

The purpose of the Hilda Neatby Prize in Women's and Gender History, awarded since 1982 by the Canadian Committee in Women's History at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, is to encourage the publication of scholarly articles on women's and gender history. 

2020 Call for Nominations

**Deadline January 31st, 2020**

The purpose of the Hilda Neatby Prize in Women's and Gender History, awarded since 1982 by the Canadian Committee in Women's History at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, is to encourage the publication of scholarly articles on women's and gender history in Canadian journals and books. 

Two prizes are awarded, one for the best article in English, the other for the best article in French.  Any academic article or book chapter published in Canada and deemed to make an original and scholarly contribution to the field of women's history is eligible.

Two prizes shall be awarded: 

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRIZE: Any French-language academic article or book chapter published in a Canada during 2019 and deemed to make an original and scholarly contribution to the field of women’s and gender history as it relates to women is eligible for nomination for the 2020 Neatby Prize. 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRIZE:  Any English-language academic article or book chapter published in Canada during 2019 and deemed to make an original and scholarly contribution to the field of women's and gender history as it relates to women is eligible for nomination for the 2020 Hilda Neatby Prize.

Send nominations, with 1 copy of the nominated article, before January 31st, 2020 to Dr. Marie-Hélène Brunet, Chair, Hilda Neatby Prize Committee.  

Email address: mh.brunet@uottawa.ca 

For further information contact Dr. Marie-Hélène Brunet (mh.brunet@uottawa.ca) or visit the website for the CCWH: http://chashcacommittees-comitesa.ca/ccwh-cchf/.  

2019 – Winner

  • Denyse Baillargeon, Josette Brun & Estelle Lebel

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Best Book in Political History Prize 

The prize is awarded for an outstanding, well-written book judged to have made an original, significant, and meritorious contribution to the field of Canadian political history.

CANADIAN POLITICAL HISTORY BOOK PRIZE (2020)

The Canadian Historical Association’s Political History Group (PHG) is pleased to announce the Canadian Political History Book Prize competition. The prize will be awarded in 2020 for an outstanding, well-written book judged to have made an original, significant, and meritorious contribution to the field of Canadian political history. PHG considers “Political History” in very broad terms, and encourages the study of politics, public policy, governance, the state, political economy, political sociology, civil society, elections, social movements and their activism, foreign policy, international relations, legal history and other facets of political life from diverse theoretical and empirical approaches.

Eligible books must have been published between 1 December 2018 and 30 November 2019. The award will be given in June 2020 at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association at Western University.

The prize will not be awarded if there are fewer than four nominations; however, any books submitted will be considered in the following year's competition.

Authors are invited to submit copies of their books directly to each member of the prize committee or to contact their publishers and ask them to submit copies of their books on their behalf. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2019.

Members of the Selection Committee

Prof. Shirley Tillotson (Chair)
Department of History, room 1158
6135 University Ave
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
CANADA  B3H 4R2

Prof. David Meren
Département d’histoire
Université de Montréal
Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal, Québec 
CANADA  H3C 3J7

Dr. Alvin Finkel
7753 96 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
CANADA T6C 4P8

2019 – Winner

  • Michael Dawson

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Political History Prize - Best Article (English Language)

The Political History Group (PHG), a committee affiliated with the Canadian Historical Association, is pleased to offer a prize for the best article in Canadian political history.

2018 – Winner

  • Eric M. Adams & Jordan Stanger-Ross

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Political History Prize - Best Article (French Language)

The Political History Group (PHG), a committee affiliated with the Canadian Historical Association, is pleased to offer a prize for the best article in Canadian political history.

 

2019 – Winner

  • Paul-Étienne Rainville

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Public History Prize

The award recognizes work that achieves high standards of original research, scholarship, and presentation; brings an innovative public history contribution to its audience; and serves as a model for future work, advancing the field of public history in Canada.

THE 2020 PRIZE COMPETITION

The Public History Group of the Canadian Historical Association invites nominations for the 9th annual Public History Prize, to be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association in London. The award will recognize work that brings an innovative public history contribution to its audience and serves as a model for future work, advancing the field of public history in Canada.

Nominations are encouraged from projects that explore historical topics or the nature and evolution of public history itself. Projects produced or published in 2019 are eligible for consideration and may include: exhibitions and/or exhibition catalogues; documentary films; podcasts; web sites, mobile apps, and audio tours; books (monographs, edited collections of essays, or published works of comparable scope); course syllabi and other related teaching materials; and other products representing scholarship in the field of public history. On-going, long-term projects should demonstrate that an important element or aspect of the work was produced or made public in 2019.

Works beyond the field of Canadian History are welcome. All residents of Canada, or Canadian citizens living outside Canada, are eligible. The prize may be awarded to individuals or to groups of historians where the principal is a Canadian resident or citizen.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is 15 March 2020. To apply, please include only the following:

1) A one-page letter addressed to the Committee that outlines the vision, intended audience, and the outcomes of the project(s).

2) A sample of the work that demonstrates the planning and / or outcomes identified in the letter. This sample may also include links to a digital repository with more content related to the project(s). If applicants are unsure about what to include in the sample, please do not hesitate to contact the Committee at the email below for more guidance.

Please submit electronically as one file (letter and sample) to the email provided below. If that is not possible, please send three (3) copies of the application to:

CHA Public History Prize Committee
Carleton Centre for Public History
400 Paterson Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 | pubhist@gmail.com 

Jury Chair:  Jenny Ellison (Canadian Museum of History)

Dr. John C. Walsh
Department of History / Carleton Centre for Public History
@ProfWalsh2003

 

2019 – Winner

  • Aanischaaukamikw, Cree Cultural Institute | Institut culturel cri

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The Eugene A. Forsey Prize

The Canadian Committee on Labour History is proud to award a prize for the best thesis on labour history.

The 2019 Prize

The Canadian Committee on Labour History invites submissions for the Eugene A. Forsey Prize for graduate and undergraduate work on Canadian labour and working-class history.

Prizes are awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay, or the equivalent, and for the best graduate thesis completed in the past three years. The awards are determined by separate committees established by the executive of the CCLH. In the spirit of the journal Labour l Le Travail itself, the committees interpret the definition of Canadian labour and working-class history broadly.

Undergraduate essays may be nominated by course instructors, but nominators are limited to one essay per competition. Additionally, authors may submit their own work. Essays not written at a university or college may be considered for the undergraduate awards.

For the graduate prize, supervisors may nominate one thesis per competition or an author of a thesis may submit a copy. Submissions of both MA and PhD theses are welcome. Theses defended on or after 1 May 2014 are eligible for consideration in the current competition.

The Prize is supported by an anonymous donor. With the consent of the late Dr. Forsey's family, the CCLH chose to name the Prize in his honour because of his pioneering work in the field of Canadian labour history. Dr. Forsey was Research Director of the Canadian Congress of Labour and later the Canadian Labour Congress and also served on the committee which founded Labour l Le Travail.

The deadline for submissions in the current competition is 1 January 2020.

Prizes will be announced in a forthcoming issue of Labour l Le Travail. Previous winners of the Prize are listed on the CCLH website. To submit entries to the competition, an electronic copy must be sent by email attachment to Kirk Niergarth, kniergarth@mtroyal.ca

 

2018 – Winner

  • Sean Antaya

The Eugene Forsey Undergraduate Prize

The Canadian Committee on Labour History is proud to award a prize for the best thesis on labour history written by undergratudate students.

2016 – Winner

  • Camille Blanchard-Séguin

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Best Article Prize in Labour History

The prize recognizes the best article in labour history.

The 2019 Prize

Articles may be nominated by any individual or journal, and must have a publication date within the last calendar year (between January and December of the previous year). If the committee decides that the pool of articles is insufficient in any one year, the award may be made on a bi-annual basis. The intention of the CCLH Article Prize is to recognize original writing on the history of labour, work, and society with 'work' broadly defined to include all varieties of labour (paid, unpaid, coerced, familial). Articles must have a Canadian dimension to them, but can be comparative or international in scope.

The deadline for submissions in the current competition is 1 February 2020.

To submit entries to the competition, an electronic copy must be sent by email attachment to: kniergarth@mtroyal.ca. 

2019 – Winner

  • Robert Tremblay

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The Neil Sutherland Article Prize

This award honours the pioneering work of Canadian historian Neil Sutherland in the history of children and youth by recognizing outstanding contributions to the field. The prize is given out on a biennial basis under the auspices of the History of Children and Youth Group of the Canadian Historical Association.

2018 – Winner

  • Mona Gleason

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Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism Article Prize

The CCMET Article Prize acknowledges scholarly articles and book chapters, in English and French, judged to have made an original, significant, and meritorious contribution to the historical study of migration and ethnicity. The winners receive a certificate of achievement and their names are published on the Canadian Historical Association website. A monetary award will be given, pending the results of the fundraising campaign. The prize will be awarded annually by the Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism of the Canadian Historical Association.

2020 Prize

The CCMET Article Prize acknowledges scholarly articles and book chapters, in English and French, judged to have made an original, significant, and meritorious contribution to the historical study of migration and ethnicity. The winners receive a certificate of achievement and their names are published on the Canadian Historical Association website. The prize will be awarded annually by the Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism of the Canadian Historical Association.

In years in which fewer than eight articles or book chapters are submitted, CCMET may choose not to grant the award but to retain the nominated articles and chapters for adjudication the following year. Only articles and book chapters of a historical nature and that contribute to the study of migration or ethnicity will count toward this threshold of eight submissions.

Eligibility requirements:

Works published by scholars with a primary affiliation in Canada during the 2019 calendar year on subjects relating to the history of migration and ethnicity in any part of the world are eligible for consideration.

Both articles and chapters in edited volumes are eligible. Book chapters must be in peer-reviewed collections and be of article length.

Deadline for Nominations: January 15, 2020

Please submit a digital copy of the article or book chapter to the chair of the CCMET Article Prize Committee, Jordan Stanger-Ross jstross@uvic.ca. Self-nominations are welcome, and others can also nominate and submit on an author’s behalf.

2019 – Winner

  • Laurie K. Bertram

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Prize for Best article on the history of Sexuality

The CCHS prize is designed to recognize excellence in and encourage the growth of scholarly work in the field of the history of sexuality in Canada.Prize for Best article on the history of Sexuality.

 

2018 – Winner

  • Mona Gleason

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The Canadian Oral History Association (COHA) Prize

The Canadian Oral History Association (COHA) Prize is awarded to an outstanding example of oral history practice.

2018 – Winner

  • Kristina R. Llewellyn & Nicholas Ng-A-Foo

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Media and Communication History Committee Prize

The Media and Communication History Article Prize was awarded to a graduate student. The committee that awarded the prize suspended its operations in 2019.

2016 – Winner

  • Laurie Laplanche

Business History Book Prize

The prize is awarded to the book that offers the best exploration of Canadian business history

2019 – Winner

  • Michael Stamm
    Best book in Business History Prize

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