Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier created the Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement through Media to recognize outstanding achievement among those who share their expertise and research with the public and the media. They play a vital role in supporting McGill University’s commitment to being of service to society and engaging with the broader community.
The categories in which awards will be given out have changed. Prizes will be given out in four categories:
- A Prize for Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellows – for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are just starting to work with media and engage with the public;
- A Prize for Emerging Researchers – for those who are no more than 10 years beyond their PhD or other highest degree;
- A Prize for Established Academics – for those who are 10+ years beyond their PhD or other highest degree; and
- A Prize for Collaboration – for groups of undergraduate or graduate students that engage with the external community and/or the media.
The winners in each category will receive a cheque for $5,000.
If you have any questions, please consult our FAQ page. If you can’t find the answer there, you can send your questions to communications.prize [at] mcgill.ca.