2022-2023 Student Awards and Prizes
The Department of English is proud to recognize the following students who have been selected for the awards and scholarships listed below for the 2022-2023 academic year.
(The writing prizes are determined by committees made up of professors in the Department of English, who review submissions with the authors’ names removed.)
- Allen A. Lang Essay Award for the best essay on a topic related to either Canadian or American Literature after the year 1900.
- Catherine M. Shaw Renaissance Award for the best essay on Renaissance literature (excluding essays on Shakespeare)
- Catherine M. Shaw Shakespeare Award for the best essay on Shakespeare
- Charles E. Fremes Memorial Scholarship, awarded to an undergraduate student who has shown achievement in both English and Communication Studies and who has demonstrated leadership.
- Charles Macnaghten Prizes: two prizes offered annually in a competition for the best piece of creative writing in English submitted by an undergraduate student of the University
First prize: Yolanda Smith-Hanson
Second Prize: Noa Padawer-Blatt
- Charles William Snyder Memorial Scholarships for outstanding students entering U3 in the Honours, Joint Honours, or Major programs in English
- Dora Forsyth Prize for an outstanding female student in the Department of English
Emaline Gonzalez Thomas
- Dow-Hickson Scholarships for outstanding students entering their penultimate or final year in the Honours program in English
- Elsie Stephen Reford Scholarship for an outstanding student in English
- Harry Barker Memorial Prize to the student with the highest standing in English in the initial year
- James Darling McCall Scholarship for an outstanding student entering the final year in English Honours
- Jessie Norris Memorial Award, awarded on the basis of academic merit to a student in the Department of English who is entering the final year
- Kay MacIver Memorial Prize for the best English essay in the field of English Canadian or French Canadian Literature
- Lionel Shapiro Awards for Creative Writing to one or more students in the final year of the B.A. course who have demonstrated outstanding literary talent
- Margaret & Graham Neeson Scholarship, awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of the Honours English Program.
- Mary Keenan Scholarship in English for an outstanding student or students proceeding to the M.A. in English at McGill
- Mona Elaine Adilman Poetry Prize for outstanding talent in the area of poetry
- Peterson Memorial Prize in English Literature to a student with distinction in English Literature who has also shown creative literary ability
- Shakespeare Scholarship for a student advancing to the final year with special distinction in English Honours courses
- Shakespeare Gold Medal for English Language and Literature (which includes the Lionel Shapiro Award for Achievement in English and the Corinne Fay Tabac Memorial Prize in English Literature)