William Weintraub Prize

William Weintraub Prize

Established in 2018 by Joanna Riesman and Diane Riesman in memory of William and Magda Weintraub. William Weintraub was a McGill graduate and renowned Montreal journalist, author and filmmaker.

Awarded by the Quebec Studies Program in the Faculty of Arts to one undergraduate student exploring the politics and culture of Quebec and Montreal through a research paper, piece of creative writing, graphic novel, poem, audio or video podcast, narrative or documentary short film or other format. 

Students will be selected through a competitive application process. 

The prize jury will be composed of the members of the Quebec Studies Program Committee (including the Program's Director). 

Submissions from students are to be judged on the following criteria: 

  1. Originality
  2. Narrative Structure
  3. Accuracy of Facts
  4. Interdisciplinary Approach
  5. Quality of Language

Amount Awarded: $2,000 CAN

Considering the pandemic context with COVID-19, the allocation of the 2020 William-Weintraub prize has been postponed to 2021.

Students are invited to submit their work for the 2021 edition.

Deadline to submit: April 19, 2021 at 5 p.m.

The award will be awarded annually to one undergraduate student enrolled in a course for the list of courses that are part of the Minor in Quebec Studies, or in a course offered by one of the departments, schools and programs of the Faculty of Arts and whose main topic and subject focuses on Montreal or Quebec. Consult the call for submissions here.

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