Canadian Immigration Historical Society

Published on: 3 Mar 2020

2020 Gunn Prize for Best Historical Essay on International Migration in Canada

In their effort to preserve the legacy of Canada’s immigration history and to support continued excellence in research in Canada on migration to and settlement in Canada, the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) and the Canadian Immigration Historical Society (CIHS) are jointly offering a $1,000 prize for a fourth-year undergraduate or graduate-level research paper on the historical evolution of Canadian immigration policy or a historical analysis of Canadian immigration related to specific places, events, or communities.

The Gunn Prize for the best historical essay on migration to and settlement in Canada is an interdisciplinary award; therefore, papers from any discipline in the social sciences and humanities (e.g., history, political science, sociology, global studies, communication studies) that address migration to and settlement in Canada from a historical perspective will be considered. The prize is national, and submissions from fourth-year students and graduate students enrolled in any Canadian university, written in either French or English, will be accepted. Papers are reviewed by a committee consisting of IMRC and CIHS associates/members. The award will be conferred jointly by the IMRC and the CIHS and will be given out annually in the fall. The submission deadline for the current competition is Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Submission Format

• English or French, between 15-20 pages in length

• English or French, between 15-20 pages in length

• Thoroughly proofread

• Cover page with name/contact information (name should not appear on subsequent pages) as well as the course, degree program and institution for which the paper was written as well as the current program status of the author

• 1.5 line spacing, one-inch margins in a standard 12-point font such as Times New Roman

• Citations in APA or MLA style

Please submit electronically to imrc@wlu.ca, and please direct any questions to Dr. Christopher Anderson (canderson@wlu.ca). By submitting a paper, the author consents to it being made public on the IMRC and CIHS websites, should the work be selected for the award.
Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University
67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON
N2L 6C2
Phone: 226-772-3183 Email: imrc@wlu.ca  

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