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Outstanding Graduating Sociology Student Award

In the spring of 2013, the CSA-SCS launched an initiative to assist Canadian University and College Sociology Departments in recognizing their top graduating Honours, MA, and PhD students.

For 2024, departments may select one top student in each of four academic levels (Undergraduate, Honours, MA, and PhD) who has graduated or will be graduating between June 15, 2023 and June 15, 2024. The selection process is up to the department, however it is hoped that the strength of the student’s research is a priority in the decision. Contact us if you have students to nominate for 2023 (graduating from June 2022-June 2023).

The CSA-SCS will be accepting submissions from December 1, 2023 through May 3, 2024 using our convenient online system. There is no cost for the institution and the students need not be members of the association.

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An award certificate and letter of congratulations from our President for each award recipient will be mailed to the department or student on or about May 24, 2024 for distribution to the students. Recipients will be acknowledged publically on the CSA-SCS website after July 1, 2024.

Equity Statement

The CSA is committed to the values and principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization (refer to our Operating Standards and Principles on Equity). We recognize and honour the intersectionality of equity-based identities and therefore invite and encourage the nomination of members from marginalized groups, including Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or LGBTQ2+.

2024 Recipients

Institution Level Recipient
Acadia University BA Lyndi Goulden
Acadia University Honours BA Molly Sutherland
Acadia University MA Kyle Chappus
Brock University BA Fatima Nasser
Brock University MA Kaho Nishibu
Dalhousie University Honours BA Rachel MacLeod
Dalhousie University MA Michael Slinger
Kwantlen Polytechnic University   BA Naaz Sidhu 
Kwantlen Polytechnic University BA Kala Hunt
Lakehead University MA Jenna Scali
MacEwan University Honours BA Natalie Mamo
MacEwan University Honours BA Shahad Hassan
McGill Unitersity BA Lifan Cheng
McGill University Honours BA Henry Fletcher
McMaster University Honours BA Bethel Andeghiorghis
McMaster University MA Sophia Pacini
McMaster University PhD Carlo Handy Charles
Memorial University MA Kayla Pretty
Memorial University PhD Jian Fu
Mount Allison University Honours BA Isabella Gallant
Mount Royal University Honours BA Isha Benchamma
Nipissing University Honours BA Dawson Thompson
Nipissing University MA Amy Czaikowski 
Queen's University   Honours BA Adri Prattas
Queen's University   MA Hannah Walsh
Queen's University   PhD Gaye Onurer
Simon Fraser University BA Aahelee Bandyopadhyay
Simon Fraser University Honours BA Kyra Vergara
Toronto Metropolitan University BA Caitlin Elizabeth Feeley
Trent Univesity BA Erin Ray
Trent University BA Lindsey Begg
Trent University Honours BA Christine Clark
Trent University Honours BA Shadaina Gayle
Université Laval MA Aurélie Étienne
Université Laval PhD Simon Chaunu
University of Alberta BA Vanee Kachroo
University of Alberta Honours BA Morgan Meikle
University of Calgary Honours BA Hannah Campbell
University of Calgary MA Milana Leskovac
University of Calgary PhD Carieta Thomas
University of Guelph BA Jamie Ainsley
University of Guelph MA Felicia Carreiro
University of Guelph PhD Laura MacDiarmid
University of Manitoba BA Bryan Ma
University of Manitoba Honours BA Avery Yurchi
University of Manitoba MA Hanika Nakagawa
University of Manitoba PhD Wanda June
University of New Brunswick BA Zoe Freitag
University of New Brunswick MA Mackenzie Jones
University of New Brunswick PhD Duncan Philpot
University of Regina BA Makayla N. Sicat
University of Regina MA Maegan Krajewski
University of Saskatchewan BA Matthew James Fenton
University of Saskatchewan Honours BA Muhammad Saif Ullah Amir
University of Saskatchewan MA Kyla Arisman
University of Saskatchewan PhD Daniel Owusu-Nkrumah
University of Toronto MA Alex Wilson
University of Toronto PhD Miloš Broćić
University of Victoria Honours BA Sunny Enkin Lewis
University of Victoria MA Zeina Hammoud
University of Victoria PhD Manda A. Roddick
University of Western Ontario BA Sahra Kassim-Lakha
University of Western Ontario Honours BA Hongshu Wang
University of Western Ontario MA Kaitlin Wannamaker
University of Western Ontario PhD Stephen Sartor
University of Windsor Honours BA Yasmeena Haidar Ahmed
University of Windsor MA Alexander Painter
University of Windsor PhD Ayesha Mian Akram
York University MA Elham Akbari
York University PhD Dean Raymond Ray


2023 Recipients

Institution Level Recipient
Acadia University Honours BA Alexandria Delaney
Acadia University MA Blake MacDonald
Acadia University BA Mackenzie Keeler
Brock University BA Ermal Tusha
Brock University Honours BA Emilie Oakes
Brock University Honours BA Rachel Kuhn
Brock University MA Kelsey Smith
Carleton University MA Noémie Gravel
Carleton University PhD Andrew Crosby
Dalhousie University Honours BA Bridgette Norwood
Dalhousie University MA Kristopher George
Kwantlen Polytechnic University   BA Ashleigh Atkinson 
Lakehead University Honours BA Hannah Penny
Lakehead University MA Charisse Clark
Lakehead University BA Natasha Anne Whitney Magyar
MacEwan University Honours BA Alexandra Gagnon
McGill Unitersity BA Samuelle Fortin
McGill University MA Claire Corsten
McGill University PhD Sakeef Karim
McMaster University Honours BA James Thomas
McMaster University MA Nicole McNair
McMaster University PhD Max Stick
Memorial Univesity MA Heather Austin
Memorial University PhD Navjotpal Kaur
Mount Allison University Honours BA Aura Groomes
Mount Royal University Honours BA Ashton Turcotte
Mount Royal University BA Celeste Daly
Ontario Tech University MA Shannon Wilson
Ontario Tech University Honours BA Jacynthe McDonald Spence 
Queen's University   Honours BA Sixue Liu
Queen's University   MA Joseph McAuley Stieb
Queen's University   PhD Martine Rondeau
Simon Fraser University Honours BA Julia Marie Lunot
Simon Fraser University BA Ty Bryant
Toronto Metropolitan University BA Yasmin Abdifatah Mohammed
Trent Univesity BA Jaqueline Burns
Trent University BA Kayla Shugg
Trent University Honours BA Lindsey Russell
Trent University Honours BA Hailey Power
Université du Québec à Montréal MA Laurence Jutras
Université du Québec à Montréal PhD Romain Paumier
University of Alberta Honours BA Carina Siu
University of Alberta BA Nader Chehayeb
University of British Columbia Honours BA Nadia Liva Behji
University of British Columbia MA Harriet Christine Moore
University of British Columbia PhD Adam Philip Vanzella Yang
University of Guelph Honours BA Chloe Norris
University of Manitoba Honours BA Nikol Veisman
University of Manitoba MA Cyma Tolaj
University of Manitoba PhD Sally Ogoe
University of Manitoba BA Danielle Nanni
University of New Brunswick MA Yin Wu
University of Regina BA Nicholas Antonini
University of Saskatchewan MA Abu-Hena Mostofa Kamal
University of Saskatchewan PhD Mohammed. A. Abdulai
University of Saskatchewan Honours BA August Skrudland
University of Saskatchewan BA Jade Badger
University of Toronto MA Michelle Nadon Bélanger
University of Toronto PhD Philip Badawy
University of Victoria MA John Mills
University of Victoria PhD Rebeccah Nelems
University of Winnipeg Honours BA Christopher Dueck
Western University Honours BA Christine Taylhardat
Western University MA Yuchen Li
Western University PhD Vesna Pajović
Western University BA Laura Hinatsu
York University MA Naiomi Perera
York University PhD Rhonda George