The award, which honours the two individuals named in its title, is made possible in part by the Faculty of Arts and by the generosity of Leonard Solomon-Blum and former McGill principal and vice-chancellor, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum. Valued at $1,000, it is given to a CANS course instructor who has demonstrated outstanding teaching and who is recognized through course evaluations by their own students to have advanced their interest in the study of Canada.
2015: Orenda Boucher, Contemporary Indigenous Issues in Canada
2016: Kit Dobson, Shopping in Canada
2017: Desmond Morton, The Canadian Military Experience and Nationalism in Canada
2018: Shelley Butler, Canadian Cultures: Context and Issues
2019: Graham Fraser, Quebec Elections, Present and Past: Language Policies and Language Rights
2020: David Austin, Canada and the Caribbean: Politics, Exile, and Black Diaspora
2021: Aedan Alderson, Issues in Indigenous Studies