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Doctoral Dissertation Prizes

Doctoral Dissertation Prizes

The awards, prizes and distinctions covered in this section are for doctoral students only. Details on internal deadlines, application guidelines and forms, and links to agency sites are provided.

Competitions include CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards, Prix d’excellence de l’Association des doyens des études supérieures au Quebec (ADESAQ), the CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award, and the Concordia University Doctoral Dissertation Prizes.


Governor General Gold Medal Award

"The Governor General’s Academic Medal was first awarded in 1873 by the Earl of Dufferin, and has since become one of the most prestigious awards that a student in a Canadian educational institution can receive. The governor general of Canada continues this tradition of encouraging scholarship across the nation and recognizing outstanding students" (Source: The Governor General of Canada website).

At Concordia University, Governor General Gold Medal Awards are aligned with the six key research themes of the Strategic Research Plan. This structure affirms the link between graduate students and the research mission of the university. The School of Graduate Studies awards one Gold Medal to an outstanding graduate student in at the Spring Convocation, and one Gold Medal at the Fall Convocation.

GGGMA

Eligible Dissertations:

To be eligible for the Spring 2020 Governor General Gold Medal competition, applicants must have had their dissertation under the following categories “Health, Development and Well‐being of the Person across the Lifespan and in Society; Arts, Culture, History and Identity; and People, Organizations and Society;” and completed with either an excellent or outstanding thesis ranking and accepted by the School of Graduate Studies between April 1, 2019 to April 1, 2020.

To be eligible for the Fall 2020 Governor General Gold Medal competition, applicants must have had their dissertation under the following categories “Enabling and Disruptive Technologies and their Foundations; Advanced Materials and their Applications; and Natural Systems, Sustainable Technologies and Sustainable  Communities;” and completed with either an excellent or outstanding thesis ranking and accepted by the School of Graduate Studies between September 1, 2019 and September 1, 2020.

Nomination deadline dates are determined by the Dean’s Office of each Faculty.


Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools

Each year NAGS recognizes an outstanding master’s thesis and an outstanding dissertation that has been produced by a student at one of its member institutions. Nominees must have received their degree within three years preceding the year of competition.

Deadline for Nominations: Faculties are to submit their nominations to the School of Graduate Studies by December 16th for this year. 

Awards Schedule

Year Master's Doctoral
2018
(competition closed)
Physical Sciences, Mathematics, & Engineering Agricultural, Biological & Health Sciences
2019
(competition closed)
Social Sciences & Education Physical Sciences, Mathematics, & Engineering
2020 Arts & Humanities Social Sciences & Education
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