Department of History Dissertation Prize
Each academic year, the department awards a prize for the outstanding doctoral dissertation successfully defended in the department. Dissertations are nominated by the students' supervisors and examining committee members.
Claire Litt, "Le Gioie Della Vita: The Gemstones, Health, and Beauty of the Medici Women," 2022-23.
Christopher Coome, "Retracing Eternity: Freemasonry, Theosophy and the Occult Revival," 2021-22.
Melissa N. Shaw, “Blackness and British Fair Play: Burgeoning Black Social Activism in Ontario and Its Grassroots Responses to the Canadian Colour Line, 1919-1939," 2020-21.
Sanober Umar, “Racializing Subalternity: Space, Caste, and Gender in Muslim Mohallas of Lucknow (1947-1993)," 2019-20.
Michael Couchman, “Apologists, Prohibitionists, and Systemic Inertia: The Origins of Global Drug Control, 1900-1945," 2018-19.
Patrick Corbeil, “Secular World: The Development of Victorian Secularism as a Global Ideology in its Imperial Context, 1840-1880," 2017-18.
Scott Fleming, “Conjuring Canadas: Historians and the Quest to Define a Canadian Nation and its Past, 1920-1967," 2016-17.
Department of History MA Thesis Prize
Each academic year, the department awards a prize for the outstanding MA thesis successfully completed in the department. Theses are nominated by the students' supervisors and committee members.
Shaelyn Ryan, "Missing Parts: A Critical Analysis of Amputees and Disability History in Three Canadian Archives and Museums," 2022-23.
Josh Weisenberg-Vincent, "The evils of slavery cannot be mitigated”: The Amelioration and Emancipation of Slavery in the British Empire, 1785-1865," 2022-23.
Amel Bensalim, ""Metamorphosis in the Ifriqiyan Cocoon: Ḥafṣid State Formation, Diplomacy, and Transformation, 1220-1450," 2021-22.
Nyah Hernandez, "Experiential Blackness: Race, Identity and Memory in Contemporary Dominican Society,” 2020-21.
The John Bullen Prize
Awarded by the Canadian Historical Association for the outstanding historical dissertation written for a doctoral degree at a Canadian University.
Sean William Mills (PhD 2007) "The Empire Within: Montreal, the Sixties, and the Forging of a Radical Imagination," 2009.
Stuart Henderson (PhD 2007), "Making the scene : Yorkville and Hip Toronto, 1960-1970," 2008
Melissa Shaw (PhD 2021), "Blackness and British 'Fair Play': Burgeoning Black Social Activism in Ontario and Its Grassroots Responses to the Canadian Colour Line, 1919-1939," 2021.
Matthew Barrett (PhD 2019), “Ruin and Redemption: Losing and Regaining Honour in the Canadian Officer Corps, 1914-1945,” 2019.
Governor General's Academic Gold Medal
The most prestigious award that students in Canadian universities can receive, the Governor General's Academic Gold Medal is awarded for outstanding excellence at the graduate level.
Claire Litt (PhD 2022), "Le Gioie della vita: The Gemstones, Health, and Beauty of the Medici Women," 2023.