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Wilson Institute Prizes

Viv Nelles Essay Prize

The Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University is proud to announce the creation of a new prize: the Viv Nelles Essay Prize. This prize will be awarded to the graduate student term paper that best places Canada in a transnational framework. To be considered for the award, a paper must be nominated by an instructor and submitted electronically, to the institute, no later than 30 January 2017. The winner will be selected by the Institute’s Director, in consultation with Wilson fellows and associates. Each winner will receive a modest financial award. A plaque with their name engraved commemorating the achievement will also be displayed at the Wilson Institute.  We will contact the winning student in Spring 2017.

2016 Winner: To be determined

Wilson Prize for Publication in Canadian history

The Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University is proud to, once again, award the Wilson Prize for publication in Canadian history. This prize is open to all major publishers of Canadian history and will be awarded to the book that offers the best exploration of Canadian history that, in the view of the Wilson Institute, succeeds in making Canadian historical scholarship accessible to a wide and transnational audience. In order to be considered for this award, each publisher must send one book or other historical work from their 2016 catalogue that best fits this description prior to 7 January 2017. All books and other historical works sent in for consideration will become the property of the Wilson Institute and part of the new Wilson Institute Library. We will present the award to the winning editor in Spring 2017.

2016 Winner: To be determined

Past Winners:

2013 : McGill-Queen’s University Press

2012 : Between the Lines

2011: The University of British Columbia Press

2010: Dundurn Press