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2014 Prizes

The Avmor Prize for Social Responsibility

Established in 2003 through the generosity of Mr. Avrum Morrow for an outstanding undergraduate student, or group of students, who focus(es) their efforts on social responsibility. Awarded to (a) winning team(s), composed of students, of the McGill Dobson Cup Start-Up Competition or similar Dobson Centre initiatives. Awarded by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

Award: $1250

Murdoch Family Initiative Award

Established by Neil Murdoch (BCom‘81) and Gisele Murdoch to help support undergraduate students in the Desautels Faculty of Management to take the initiative to gain practical experience during their studies and to encourage students to be creative and entrepreneurial. The award will be for a student, in good academic standing, who has demonstrated entrepreneurial talent and initiative and is involved in an entrepreneurial venture. Students apply through the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies. Preference for the award will be given to students entering U2 or U3.  Students will apply for the award by submitting business plans to the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies.  The award will be given to the student whose plan is judged worthy of support as determined by the Director of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies.  It is understood that the process and method for selection is currently the McGill Dobson Cup competition, which already has a committee of independent judges.

Award: $8000

Peter Johnson Start-Up Prize

Established in 2013 in honour of Peter Johnson, Cert Management ‘76, to recognize his long-standing commitment and support to entrepreneurial studies at McGill University.  Awarded to (a) winning team(s), composed of students, of the McGill Dobson Cup Start-Up Competition or similar Dobson Centre initiatives.  Awarded by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. A total of $5,000, which can be given to one team or split between two or more deserving teams.  First award to be given out in 2014.

Award: $5000

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