Graduate Student Awards

Sociology HallDepartmental Awards for Graduate Students

Daniel G. Hill Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Sociology

Value: The amount of the award varies from year to year, depending on the performance of the fellowship fund. The value of this year’s award is $2,000.

To be considered for this award, students need to  submit a copy of their article as an electronic attachment to the Sociology Graduate Assistant, Jeremy Nichols, at by 5pm, September 15. The prize is restricted to those sociology graduate students who are current residents of Ontario and who also resided in Ontario for at least 12 months prior to the start of their current degree program. This restriction comes from the Government of Ontario. The winner will need to complete the OSOTF Form.

The prize is given for the best published paper among those who are eligible to apply. The article should have been published in a refereed journal between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. Articles published online in advance of publication during that time period are eligible as well.

The article must be written by a currently enrolled graduate student or a recent Ph. D. graduate (convocated between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016) of the Department of Sociology. Co-authored articles are eligible, but, all co-authors must be graduate students of the Department of Sociology. Papers co-authored with people (students or faculty) outside of the department or faculty within our department are not eligible. Eligible papers may be on any topic in sociology, may be theoretical or empirical in their approach, and may use any analytical method. Students must submit a copy of their article electronically to Jeremy Nichols by September 15, 2016. This is a firm deadline.

Dennis Magill Prize

The Dennis William Magill Canada Research Award is awarded annually for the best dissertation or published paper on Canadian society by a PhD student in Sociology.

Other Awards for Graduate Students in Sociology

In recent years, several of our students have also received recognition from the Canadian Sociological Association for their research contributions.