About the Prize

About the Prize

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 knowledge 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. 

Prizes will be given out in four categories

  • Prize for Collaboration – for groups of undergraduate or graduate students who engage with the external community and/or the media;
  • Prize for  Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows – for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are just starting to work with media and engage with the public
  • Prize for  Emerging Researchers – for those who are no more than 10 years beyond their PhD or other highest degree; and
  •  Prize for Established Academics – for those who are 10+ years beyond their PhD or other highest degree. 

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

The application deadline is January 18, 2021 at midnight. Prizewinners and runners-up will be notified in mid-March 2021


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