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Graduation Prizes

Graduation Prizes and Medals Administered by Departments

The Joe Kelly Graduate Award

Description: Awarded to a PhD graduating student in consideration of a thesis in management or related discipline judged to be of exceptional merit. Value of award is $1,000.

Administered by the Faculty of John Molson School of Business

The Balvir Singh Medal

Description: Awarded annually, when merited, to a graduating PhD or MA (Economics) student for outstanding achievement in the program. Award is a bronze medal.

Administered by the Department of Economics, Arts and Science

The Balbir Sahni Outstanding International Graduate Award in Economics

Description: Awarded annually, to an international MA/Phd Economics student with the highest GPA.

Administered by the Registrar’s Office

The Edward Eastman McCullough MA History Award

Description: Awarded annually, when merited, to a graduating MA student in History in consideration of a research essay judged to be of exceptional merit. Award is a bronze medal.

Administered by the Department of History, Arts and Science

The F.A. Gerard Prize (MEng & M Applied Computer Science)

Description: Awarded annually, when merited, to the most deserving graduate of the Master of/ Magisteriate in Engineering and Applied Computer Science programs (non-thesis). Award is a plaque from Faculty.

Administered by the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science

The F.A. Gerard Prize (MASc & M Computer Science)

Description: Awarded annually, when merited, to the most deserving graduate of the Master of/ Magisteriate in Applied Science and Computer Science programs (thesis). Award is a plaque from Faculty.

Administered by the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science

The First Graduating Class Award

Description: Presented on behalf of the first graduating class of the Faculty of Arts, Science and Commerce of Sir George Williams College, known as the Guinea Pig Club, for the most innovative and new contribution either academic or extra‑curricular to University life. This award is open to all faculty, staff and students at Concordia -- it is not just for graduate students. Award is a pin or plaque.

Administered by a special graduation awards committee (standing committee of Senate)

The Gordon Fisher Prize for Journalism (Graduate Diploma Program)

Description: Awarded to the most outstanding graduating student in the Journalism Diploma program. Award is $500.

Administered by the Department of Journalism, Arts and Science

The Hebert F. Quinn Medal for Political Science

Description: Awarded to a graduating MA student with the highest standing in the Master of/Magisteriate in Public Policy and Public Administration program. Award is a bronze medal.

Administered by the Department of Political Science, Arts and Science

The Juilius and Ilka Ekler Book Prize

Description: Awarded to a graduate student in recognition of his/her outstanding achievement in the area of Judaic Studies. Award is $100 at Indigo.

Administered by the Department of Religion, Arts and Science

The Doctoral Prize in Engineering and Computer Science

Description: Awarded annually, when merited, to the most deserving graduate of the Doctor of/ Doctorate in Philosophy programs in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science. Award is a plaque from Faculty.

Administered by the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science

The Nishith Mukerji Medal

Description: Awarded annually, when warranted, to the MSc Physics thesis student with the highest standing in the program. Award is a bronze medal.

Administered by the Department of Physics, Arts and Science

The Quadra Chemicals MBA Medal

Description: Donated by Quadra Chemicals Ltd. and awarded to the highest ranking student graduating with the degree of  Master of/ Magisteriate in Business Administration. Award is a gold medal and $1,000.

Administered by the Faculty of John Molson School of Business

The Stanley G. French Medal

Description: Presented in honour of Dr. Stanley G. French and awarded to a graduating student in a graduate program with high academic standing for outstanding contributions to student life. Award is a bronze medal.

Administered by a special graduation awards committee (standing committee of Senate)

Le Prix d'excellence Armand Verthuy

Description: Awarded annually, when merited, to a graduating MA student in Littératures francophones et résonances médiatiques, option B, réalisation médiatique, with preference to a student whose thesis project focuses on cyberculture. Award is $500.

Administered by the Département d'études françaises, Arts and Science

The Uma & Mahesh Sharma Graduate Award

Description: Awarded to a MSc graduating student in consideration of a thesis in management or related discipline judged to be of exceptional merit. Award is $1,000.

Administered by the John Molson School of Business Faculty Research Committee

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