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Cremona Memorial Prize in Linguistics

Established in 2002 by a bequest from Isida Bernardinis Cremona, B.A. 1965, M.A. 1967, for outstanding students pursuing an Honours, Joint Honours or Major Concentration program in the Department of Linguistics. Awarded on the basis of high academic standing by the Faculty of Arts Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Department of Linguistics. Value varies.

In-House Undergraduate Student Awards

U2 Academic Achievement  Academic Leadership  Department Citizenship  Excellence in Research

1) U2 Academic Achievement Award

Awarded by the Department of Linguistics to an outstanding student completing U2 who have completed a minimum of 12 credits in Linguistics, on the basis of high academic standing in Linguistics courses.

Eligibility:

  • Open to U2 students pursuing an Honours, Joint Honours, Major Concentration program, or, in exceptional circumstances, a Minor program in the Department of Linguistics. The award is also open to U2 students pursuing an Interfaculty Honours or Major program in the Cognitive Science program whose first or second area of specialization is Linguistics.
  • Minimum CGPA of 3.5
  • Full-time

Procedure:

  • A faculty-based committee from the Department of Linguistics recommends a candidate to the Department.
  • Final decision made at the last Departmental Meeting in May.

Tie-breaker criteria (rank ordered)

  • Overall CGPA
  • Number of linguistics courses taken

2) Award for Academic Leadership

Awarded by the Department of Linguistics to a student who stands out with respect to dedication and engagement in Linguistics courses and contributions to other students’ learning experience.

Eligibility:

  • Open to graduating students pursuing an Honours, Joint Honours, Major Concentration program, or, in exceptional circumstances, a Minor program in the Department of Linguistics. The award is also open to graduating students pursuing an Interfaculty Honours or Major program in the Cognitive Science program whose first or second area of specialization is Linguistics.

Procedure:

  • Nominations will be made by any member of the department
  • Nomination will include the name of one supporting faculty member and one supporting peer. These people will be consulted in the determination of the ranked lists within the student committee and within the departmental committee
  • A committee of 3 non-graduating students chosen by members of SLUM will submit a ranked list to the department by the end of April.*
  • A faculty-based committee from the Department of Linguistics recommends a candidate to the Department, evaluating dedication and engagement and using the ranked list submitted by the student committee to evaluate the contributions made to other students.
  • Final decision made at the last Departmental Meeting in May.

3) Award for Department Citizenship

Awarded by the Department of Linguistics to a student who stands out with respect to involvement in the life of the department.

Eligibility:

  • Open to graduating students pursuing an Honours, Joint Honours, Major Concentration program, or, in exceptional circumstances, a Minor program in the Department of Linguistics. The award is also open to graduating students pursuing an Interfaculty Honours or Major program in the Cognitive Science program whose first or second area of specialization is Linguistics.

Procedure:

  • Nominations will be made by any member of the department.
  • A committee of 3 non-graduating students chosen by members of SLUM will submit a list of candidates with justification to the Department by the end of April. *
  • A faculty-based committee from the Department of Linguistics recommends a candidate to the Department.
  • Final decision made at the last Departmental Meeting in May.

Criteria (order irrelevant)

  • Involvement in organizations and projects such as SLUM, Bag Lunch Talks, Colloquia, tutoring, and related events
  • Encouragement of involvement of other students
  • Involvement in the improvement of the department
  • Promotion of positive student-professor/professor-student relations
  • Involvement in organization of Linguistics conferences

4) Award for Excellence in Research

Awarded by the Department of Linguistics to a student with an outstanding research project and demonstrated proficiency in research skills.

Eligibility:

  • Open to students pursuing an Honours, Joint Honours, Major Concentration program, or, in exceptional circumstances, a Minor program in the Department of Linguistics. The award is also open to students pursuing an Interfaculty Honours or Major program in the Cognitive Science program whose first or second area of specialization is Linguistics.

Procedure:

  • Nominated by supervisor of research project
  • A faculty-based committee from the Department of Linguistics recommends a candidate to the Department.
  • Final decision made at the last Departmental Meeting in May.

Criteria (order irrelevant and will vary depending on type of research)

  • Understanding of theoretical context
  • Development of hypothesis
  • Research design and implementation
  • Data analysis
  • Understanding of consequences

Tie-breaker criteria (rank ordered)

  • Presentation of research at a conference or submission of paper for publication
  • Overall CGPA
  • Additional research in Linguistics/related areas.

*STUDENT COMMITTEE: 3 members to be elected by members of SLUM in late January.