Internal Awards for Faculty

Arts Award for Distinction in Research

The Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) presents the this award annually to a faculty member who has made outstanding research contributions to their field. The award alternates between "emerging" and "senior" scholars.

In 2016-2017, the award will be given to an emerging researcher—a scholar not more than 10 years from the completion of the PhD.

Nomination Procedures

Nominations require the following:

  • a cover letter (two pages maximum) identifying the nominee and describing the candidate's research achievements;
  • a copy of the candidate's curriculum vitae.

Nominations are solicited from Chairs and Directors, but may also be submitted from departments’ awards committees or from other members of the academic staff.

The deadline to submit nominations to the Office of the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies is Thursday, March 11th, 2016.

Please submit nominations electronically to Sarah Kaderabek at sarah.kaderabek [at]

Recent Winners

Professor Russell Davidson, Economics, 2015-2016
Professor Ronald Niezen, Anthropology, 2015-2016
Professor Vincent Pouliot, Political Science, 2014-2015
Professor Isabelle Daunais, Département de langue et littérature français, 2013-2014
Professor John A. Hall, Department of Sociology, 2013-2014
Professor Michael Wagner, Linguistics, 2012-2013
Professor Elisabeth Gidengil, Political Science, 2011-2012
Professor Andrew Piper, German Studies, 2010-2011
Professor Ngo Van Long, Economics, 2009-2010
Professor Lydia White, Linguistics, 2008-2009
Professor Michael Cowan,German Studies, 2007-2008
Professor Robin D. S. Yates, East Asian Studies, 2006-2007
Professor T. V. Paul. Political Science, 2004-2005
Professor Yvan Lamonde, Département de langue et littérature françaises, 2003-2004
Professor Bruce Trigger, Anthropology, 2002-2003
Professor Michael Bristol, English, 2001-2002
Professor Michael Brecher, Political Science, 2000-2001
Professor Jesus Pérez-Magallon, Hispanic Studies, 2000-2001

Arts Award of Excellence for Administrative and Support Staff

Note: This award will be conferred every year, however, alternating between ranks (one year to management staff and one year to clerical/technical staff).

Nomination Procedures

Early in March a memo from the Dean is sent to all staff requesting nominations for the Arts Award of Excellence to acknowledge outstanding performance and achievement by members of the Administrative and Support Staff.

The deadline for 2017 will be posted shortly.

Nominations require the following:

A detailed letter of support, signed by a minimum of five individuals of which one may be a student. All members of the Faculty of Arts may support a nomination, that is, academic, clerical, managerial and technical staff, as well as students registered in a Faculty of Arts department. The letter of support should profile the nominee's contributions to the Department, the Faculty and the University.

For further information, please call 514-398-4216.

Recent Winners

Ms. Connie DiGiuseppe, ASCII, 2015-2016
Mr. Keith Roche, English, 2014-2015
Ms. Franca Ciani, Sociology, 2013-2014
Ms. Diane Mann, Anthropology, 2012-2013
Mrs. Brigitte Weiss-Dittmann, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, 2011-2012
Ms. Sima Dantzigian, English, 2010-2011
Ms. Elaine Garnham, Economics, 2010-2011
Ms. Connie DiGiuseppe, Linguistics, 2009-2010
Ms. Meena Mohan, Dean's Secretariat, 2008-2009
Ms. Maria Gabriel, Art History & Communication Studies, 2007-2008
Ms. Dorothy Alleyne, English, 2005-2006
Ms. Linda-Renée Montreuil, Economics, 2004-2005
Ms. Georgii Mikula, History, 2003-2004
Ms. Valentina Matsangos, English, 2001-2002
Ms. Sharon Bezeau, Student Affairs Office, 1999-2000
Ms. Sharon Barqueiro, Sociology, 1997-1998
Ms. Helen Wilicka, Political Science, 1995-1996
Ms. Lois Manton, Dean's Secretariat, 1993-1994
Ms. Carol LeDain, Dean's Secretariat, 1991-1992

H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching

The H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching is designed to recognize outstanding teaching in the Faculty of Arts, and is awarded each June at Convocation.  All full-time academic staff in the Faculty of Arts are eligible for this award.  Any student, alumnus, or member of the academic staff may submit a nomination.

The Arts Prizes and Awards Committee requires for each nominee:

  • a completed nomination form
  • at least one nominating letter from a current or former undergraduate student
  • at least one nominating letter from a fellow faculty member

Thoughtful and detailed letters of nomination carry greater weight in the selection process than mere numbers of nominations. Letters should specify what constitutes “distinguished teaching” (in the nominator’s opinion), with supporting evidence taken from the nominee’s teaching.  When referencing specific courses please include the course number and the year.

Please submit nominations by email to sarah.kaderabek [at] or in person, Dawson Hall, Room 216.
Please contact Sarah Kaderabek at 514-398-4400, ext. 094822 or at the above email, if you have any questions.

DEADLINE: Thursday, March 9th, 2017.

Recent Winners

Professor Daniel Heller, Jewish Studies, 2015-2016
Professor Dirk Schlimm, Philosophy, 2014-2015
Professor Laila Parsons, History and Classical Studies/Insitute of Islamic Studies, 2013-2014
Professor Miranda Hickman, English, 2012-2013
Professor Kenneth MacKenzie, Economics, 2011-2012
Professor Tamara Sussman, Social Work, 2010-2011
Professor Myrna Wyatt Selkirk, English, 2009-2010
Professor Kathleen Fallon, Sociology, 2008-2009
Professor Lisa deMena Travis, Linguistics, 2007-2008
Professor Juliet Johnson, Political Science, 2006-2007
Professor Christopher Ragan, Economics, 2006-2007
Professor Andre Costopoulos, Anthropology, 2005-2006
Professor Brian Lewis, History, 2004-2005
Professor Michael Bristol, English, 2003-2004
Professor Peter Gibian, English, 2002-2003
Professor Heather Goad, Linguistics, 2001-2002
Professor Rex Brynen, Political Science, 2000-2001