Prizes and awards are given to in-course students for particular achievements. Please note that the listing of awards and prizes is accurate, but that changes may occur.
Alliance Française Prize
A book prize and one year membership in the French Alliance, awarded to a student who, in the opinion of the French faculty, has demonstrated competence in French and overall leadership in organizing cultural activities for French students.
Beryl Rowland Book Prize in English
Awarded annually to the student who achieves the highest average in English.
Book Prize in Women’s Studies
Awarded based on departmental recommendation to the top graduating student in Women’s Studies.
Canadian Society for Chemistry
Awarded on departmental recommendation, a silver medal to the highest ranking chemistry major entering the senior or graduating year of study.
Danny Weston Memorial Prize in French
A book prize awarded in memory of former modern languages student Danny Weston to a third-year student who, in the opinion of French faculty members, has shown outstanding progress in French.
Dr. Lillian Wainwright Biology Prize
Awarded by the Mount Saint Vincent Alumni Association, in memory of Dr. Lillian Wainwright, former faculty member of the Department of Biology. On the recommendation of the biology faculty, this award will be given to a third year (or having completed 10.0 units) biology major with a GPA of at least 3.5.
Dr. Patrick O’Neill Prize in Public Speaking
Awarded by the Mount Saint Vincent Alumni Association in memory of Dr. Patrick O’Neill, a former professor, researcher, and coordinator of the Speech and Drama program at Mount Saint Vincent University, to a student with high academic standing in PBRL 2211/COMM 2211 in the previous calendar year, as chosen by the departmental faculty.
Graduating Sociology/Anthropology Student Prize
Awarded annually to the graduating student with outstanding work in sociology/anthropology, as chosen by the departmental faculty.
Modern Languages Spanish Prize
A book prize awarded yearly to an intermediate or advanced Spanish language student who has shown the most progress in the study of Spanish.
Jennifer Grabove Book Prize
Awarded annually to one or more students who have accomplished outstanding work in a 2000 level European history course, in memory of Dr. Jennifer Grabove. The books, from Dr. Grabove’s private collection, have been donated by her family.
Ken Dewar Book Prize
Established by the History Department in honour of a former member of faculty. Sponsored by Bookmark, the prize is awarded annually to the student with the highest standing in 1000-level courses in World History or Western Civilization.
Maritime History Book Prizes
Awarded annually to the two students with the highest marks in HIST 2230 and HIST 2231, sponsored by Bookmark Inc.
McGrath-Baird Prize in Gerontology
Established by Dr. Constance McGrath-Baird in memory of her parents Mary G. O’Toole McGrath and Edward J. McGrath. This prize is awarded to a mature student, recently returned to studies in gerontology and working towards a combined major, concentration or minor in Gerontology.
Mrs. Angus L. Macdonald Literary Award
Established by the Halifax-Dartmouth City Council of Beta Sigma Phi in memory of Mrs. Agnes Macdonald, alumna and past member of the Board of Governors of Mount Saint Vincent University. The award will be given for the best and most deserving work in the literary field, as specified and chosen each year by the English Faculty
Patricia Butler Prize
The Patricia Butler Prize will be awarded annually to a student in good academic standing who, in the judgement of the President’s Forum, has made a significant contribution to University governance in the year leading up to the awarding of the prize. Such a contribution will normally have been made through significant service on such university bodies as the Board of Governors, the Senate, the committees of these governance bodies and other committees of the University such as the University Budget Committee, search committees or other university committees.
Sara Elizabeth Phillips Memorial Prize in Mathematics
Awarded annually to an outstanding mathematics student on the recommendation of the Mathematics Department.
Sister Francis d’Assisi Prize for History
Awarded by the Mount Saint Vincent Alumni Association to honour Sister Francis d’Assisi, historian and former President of Mount Saint Vincent University, to a graduating student with outstanding work in history, as chosen by the departmental faculty. The recipient also receives a book award from the History Department, sponsored by Bookmark Inc.
Sister Marie Agnes Prize in English
Awarded by the Mount Saint Vincent Alumni Association to the graduating English major with the highest academic average.
Sister Rose Celestine Prize for French
Awarded by the Mount Saint Vincent Alumni Association in memory of Sister Rose Celestine a former member of the French Department, to a student who has shown the most progress in French courses at the 2000 level or above.
Spanish Embassy Prize
A book prize is awarded by the Spanish Embassy to a student recommended by the Modern Languages Department in recognition of excellence in the study of the Spanish language.
Susan Boyd Endowed Prize for Excellence in Chemistry
Established by Dr. Boyd’s Family on the occasion of her retirement from Mount Saint Vincent University to recognize her distinguished record of achievement and her dedication to her students. This prize will be presented annually to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence, has completed a minimum of 3.0 units in chemistry, and who intends to pursue advanced study in chemistry or teach chemistry at the secondary level. Applicants must submit a letter detailing their future academic and career plans and submit to the Chair, Department of Chemistry.
Swiss Ambassador’s Prizes
Book prize awarded to a student with the highest standing in French.
Walter Shelton Essay Prize in History
Established by the History Department in honour of a former Vice-President (Academic) and member of faculty. Sponsored by Bookmark Inc., the prize is awarded annually to a History Major or Honours student for the best essay in a 3000 or 4000 level course.