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12 January 2016

Searching for Canada's Top Dissertation

Are you working with or know of a doctoral student whose dissertation makes a unique contribution to their academic field? Then check out Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Award 2016 call for nominations.

It is an exciting time of year here at CAGS when we put out this annual call. In partnership with publishers ProQuest-UMI we have been seeking out the best dissertations in Canada for more than 20 years.

Two awards are offered: one in engineering, medical sciences and natural sciences; and one in fine arts, humanities and social sciences.


2015 DDA Winner: “Cutting Edge Research with a Conscience” - Dr. Michelle Parker (nee Tonkin; PhD Biochemistry)

The winners receive a $1,500 cash prize which will be presented at the 2016 CAGS conference in Toronto, Ontario. In addition, the CAGS media team works with the winners to raise the profile of their research in the media and their stakeholder community.

The career paths of past winners are impressive. Working with Syrian refugees, tracking the health of oceans, studying the impact of exercise on ageing – these Canadian scholars are making an impact on Canada and beyond.

Here is the check list for the nomination process. Completed applications must be received by March 31, 2016

Questions? Feel free to contact the CAGS office.