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Graduation prizes

These prizes are administered by specific departments and faculties.

Name Description Degree
The Balvir Singh Medal 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. PhD & Master's
The Balbir Sahni Outstanding International Graduate Award in Economics Awarded annually, to an international MA/PhD Economics student with the highest GPA. Administered by the Registrar’s Office. PhD & Master's
The F.A. Gerard Prize (MEng & M Applied Computer Science) Awarded annually, when merited, to the most deserving graduate of the Master of/ Magistrate 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. Master's
The F.A. Gerard Prize (MASc & M Computer Science) Awarded annually, when merited, to the most deserving graduate of the Master of/ magistrate 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. Master's
The First Graduating Class Award 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) PhD & Master's
The Gordon Fisher Prize for Journalism (Graduate Diploma Program) Awarded to the most outstanding graduating student in the Journalism Diploma program. Administered by the Department of Journalism, Arts and Science. Master's
The Hebert F. Quinn Medal for Political Science 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. Master's
The Nishith Mukerji Medal 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. Master's
The Quadra Chemicals MBA Medal Donated by Quadra Chemicals Ltd. and awarded to the highest-ranking student graduating with the degree of Master of/ Magisteriate in Business Administration. Administered by the Faculty of John Molson School of Business. Master's
The Stanley G. French Medal 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). PhD & Master's
The Uma & Mahesh Sharma Graduate Award Awarded to a MSc graduating student in consideration of a thesis in management or related discipline judged to be of exceptional merit. Administered by the John Molson School of Business Faculty Research Committee. Master's
The Edward Eastman McCullough MA History Award 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. Master's
The Juilius and Ilka Ekler Book Prize Awarded to a graduate student in recognition of his/her outstanding achievement in the area of Judaic Studies. Administered by the Department of Religion, Arts and Science. Master's
Le Prix d'excellence Armand Verthuy 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. Administered by the Département d'études françaises, Arts and Science. Master's
The Joe Kelly Graduate Award Awarded to a PhD graduating student in consideration of a thesis in management or related discipline judged to be of exceptional merit. Administered by the Faculty of John Molson School of Business. PhD
The Doctoral Prize in Engineering and Computer Science 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. PhD

Master's prizes


Doctoral Dissertation Prizes

The awards, prizes and distinctions covered in this section are for doctoral students only. Available 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. Competitions are administered by the School of Graduate Studies, following Faculty nominations only.

Internal Dissertation Prizes

Competition Departmental Nomination Deadline to SGS
Concordia University Doctoral Dissertation Prizes February 8, 2021

External dissertation prizes

Competition Departmental Nomination Deadline to SGS
CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards (Canadian) February 8, 2021
Prix d’excellence de l’ADESAQ February 8, 2021
CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards (American) April 5, 2021
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