Award Winning Researchers

McCalla Professor

The McCalla Professorships, named after the first Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Arthur Gilbert McCalla, provide faculty members with an opportunity to explore and implement strategies integrating their research and teaching. Recipients are outstanding academics who have made significant contributions to their field of research, teaching and learning. 
  • 2017 - Michael O'Driscoll (English and Film Studies)
  • 2016 - Wendy Hoglund (Psychology) 
  • 2015 - Catherine Kellogg (Political Science)
  • 2014 - Yasmeen Abu-Laban (Political Science)
  • 2013 - Margriet Haagsma (History and Classics)
  • 2012 - Nora Stovel (English and Film Studies)

 Killam Annual Professorships

This annual award is granted to faculty members based on the quality of their scholarly activities such as teaching, research, publications, creative activities, presented papers, and supervision of graduate students.
  • 2015 - John Considine (English and Film Studies)
  • 2014 - Kevin Haggerty (Sociology)
  • 2013 - Yasmeen Abu-Laban (Political Science)
  • 2013 - Imre Szeman (English and Film Studies)

Killam Research Fellowships

This fellowship, awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts, supports outstanding scholars in the areas of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies.
  • 2014 - Kevin Haggerty (Sociology) 
  • 2004 - Sarah Carter (History and Classics)
  • 1999 - Beverly Lemire (History and Classics)
  • 1990 - Gary Kelly (English and Film Studies)
  • 1987 - Juliet McMaster (English and Film Studies)
  • 1982 - Roger Shiner (Philosophy)

J. Gordin Kaplan Award  

This annual award recognizes research excellence in the general area of humanities, social sciences, law, education, and fine arts, and excellence in the sciences or engineering.

  • 2017 - John Considine (English and Film Studies)
  • 2016 - Mark Nuttall (Anthropology)
  • 2015 - Imre Szeman (English and Film Studies)
  • 2014 - Sarah Carter (History and Classics)
  • 2012 - Beverly Lemire (History and Classics)
  • 2011 - John-Paul Himka (History and Classics)

Martha Cook Piper Research Prize

This annual award recognizes faculty members at an early stage in their careers who have developed strong reputations for original research and who show outstanding promise as researchers in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts, Law and Education.

  • 2015 - Dominique Clement (Sociology)
  • 2013 - Keavy Martin (English and Film Studies)
  • 2012 - Robert Losey (Anthropology)
  • 2011 - Ingo Brigandt (Philosophy) 
  • 2008 - Kevin Haggerty (Sociology) 

2017 Faculty of Arts Research Excellence Awards

The Arts Research Awards recognize outstanding contributions to research & creative work by faculty members in the Faculty of Arts.  One award is given at each rank.

  • Full Professor - Johanne Paradis (Linguistics)
  • Associate Professor - Dominiqué Clement (Sociology)
  • Assistant Professor - John Tessier (Music)