2018 Undergraduate Awards

Following the Spring 2018 Convocation, our Department held its annual award ceremony to recognize our top undergraduate students and essay prize recipients.

Congratulations to all of the winners and to the entire class of 2018!

Event photo gallery below.


Undergraduate Awards

Political Science Gold Medal & the Department of Political Science Scholarship

A gold medal and Department Scholarship is presented to the most outstanding student in the graduating class

Winner: Brenna Fahey


Jean Laponce Prize

The Jean Laponce memorial prize was created to honour the legacy and memory of our friend and colleague, Professor Jean Laponce, who passed away on November 28, 2016.

The award recognizes a senior honours student for the best thesis in the Department of Political Science, 4th year program.

Jean joined our department in 1956, as the first Full-Time political scientist, and taught here until 1991, after which he was active in the department as Professor Emeritus. Jean left an indelible mark not only within our own community, but on the broader Political Science community, particularly the International Political Science Association (IPSA).

The first recipients of the prize are:

Alberto Alcaraz Escárcega, for his honours thesis, “Realest Negus Alive:” Hip-Hop and its Interrelated and (Potentially) Emancipatory Politics of Language and Identity”

Rachel Garrett, for her honours thesis, “The Language of Sexism: The Impact of Gendered Terms in Media on Candidate Trait Assessments”

The inaugural Jean Laponce Prize was presented by Iza Laponce, widow of Jean Laponce; their daughter Danielle was in attendance as well.

 

Co-Winners:

Alberto Alcaraz Escarcega, Realest Negus Alive: Hip-Hop and its Interrelated and (Potentially) Emancipatory Politics of Language and Identity

Rachel Garrett, The Language of Sexism: The Impact of Gendered Terms in Media on Candidate Trait Assessments


Robert Lorne Stanfield Prize in Political Science

Awarded to a student with an outstanding record in Political Science

Winner: Lily Yen Nhi Le (3rd year)


Kevin Wells Prize

Awarded to the student with an outstanding record in Canadian politics

Winner: Christopher Coulson


Hector Gordon Munro Scholarship in Political Science

Awarded to an outstanding graduating student in the Political Science Major program

Winner: Jingfei Ma (3rd year)


Stewart L. Chambers Memorial Prize (Essay Prize)

Awarded to the student who submitted the best essay in a course on Canadian politics

Winner: Eliot Escalona, Disaster Displacement and Canadian Immigration Policy:  Developing a Protection Framework  


Carolyn Atwell Memorial Prize (Essay Prize)

Awarded to the student who submitted the best essay on third world development

Winner: Emma Lodge, Refugee Policy Formation in Developing Countries: Lessons from a Ugandan Case Study


Akanksha Stevens Prize in Political Science

Awarded to an outstanding graduating student in Political Science

Winner: Emma Lodge


Walter D. Young Prize

Awarded to the student with the best grade in a Canadian politics course

Winner: Hyunji Kim (2nd year)


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