Congratulations to the Department of History's 2021-22 undergraduate student award winners! These merit-based awards are given to our most outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of History and on the recommendations of their professors.
Medal in History - Zoe Mack
Awarded annually by the University to the graduating candidate who has demonstrated academic excellence in an honours degree and who is deemed by the Department to have achieved the highest standing in a Plan offered by that Department.
Awarded to an undergraduate student in first, second, third, or fourth year for the best essay or project devoted to the histories of equity-deserving groups. Selections will be made by members of the Department's EDII Committee.
The Helena M. Child Prize - Xia Ying Yu
Established by Arthur J.E. Child in memory of his mother, Helena M. Child. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the department to a high-achieving graduating student with a medial or major concentration in History.
The Frederick W. Gibson Prize in Canadian History - Michelle Khanna
Established by colleagues, students and family of Professor Frederick W. Gibson who taught in the Department of History of Queen's University from 1952 to 1985. Awarded on the recommendation of the Department to the graduating student with a medial or major concentration in History who has the highest average standing in three courses in Canadian history including two courses at the 300 or 400 level.
The Michael R. G. Harris Memorial Prize in Naval and Military History - Jocelyn Carr
Established by his parents in memory of Michael R.G. Harris. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of History to the student who, in the course of the regular seminar work during the year, writes the best essay on a topic in naval or military history.
The Michael R. G. Harris Memorial Scholarship in History - Amanda Hacker
Established by his parents in memory of Michael R.G. Harris. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of History to a student in the second, third, or fourth year of a B.A.(Honours) program with a major or medial concentration in History for the best essay on the history and practice of neutrality and pacific settlement of international disputes.
The Andrew Haydon Prize in Colonial History - Ashlyn Gregory
Founded by Senator Andrew Haydon, M.A. 1893, LL.B. Awarded to the student with the highest standing in a History course at the 200 level and above.
The Arthur M. Keppel-Jones Essay Prize - Dillon Chicoski
Established in memory of Professor Arthur M. Keppel-Jones, a caring teacher, humane and generous scholar, and distinguished historian of South Africa. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of History to a student in a history course who is judged to have written a historical essay of particular literary excellence.
The Alexander MacLachlan Peace Prize - Teresa Shields-McLean
Established by the MacLachlan family in memory of Alexander MacLachlan, former President of International College, Smyrna, who throughout his life worked for a better understanding among nations. Awarded annually to the student making the highest standing in a history course pertaining to Canadian politics or Canadian foreign relations.
The Grattan O'Leary Prize in Canadian History - Jennifer Bacher
Awarded annually to the student achieving the highest standing in a 300- or 400-level course in Canadian political history.
John Sherwood Memorial Prize - Elizabeth Grundy
Established by former students with additional contributions from colleagues and friends in memory of Professor John Sherwood who taught in the Department of History from 1964 to 1986.Awarded annually to the best graduating student with a medial or major concentration in History who has completed at least three courses in the history of continental Europe since 1800, including two at the 300 or 400 level.
The Osborne Studd Book Prize in History - Allison Headrick
Established by the Department of History and by friends and relatives in memory of Osborne L. Studd, B.A. '79. Awarded annually to the student deemed to have the highest standing in a course in mediaeval history.
The Thomas M. Walsh, M.A., Memorial Prize in History - Molly Gangbar
Established by W.G. McNeil, B.A. '13 and J.F.C. Whalley, B.A. '13 in memory of their classmate Thomas M. Walsh, M.A. '13. Awarded annually to the student with the highest standing in the history courses of a program leading to an honours B.A. in History.