The Herbert Marshal McLuhan
Graduate Student Award was established by the MA in Communications and
Technology in recognition of the 90th anniversary of Professor McLuhan’s
birth in Edmonton on 21 July 1911. The award has evolved since its inception
and is now an acknowledgement of outstanding scholarship by a MACT student in
his or her capstone research.
Each year those MACT students
who have completed their capstone research or thesis become eligible for
nomination by their supervisor for the Herbert Marshall McLuhan
Graduate Student Award. A selection committee, consisting of MACT faculty
members and an alumnus of the program (typically the previous year’s
recipient), reviews and assesses the nominated capstone projects or thesis. The
projects are reviewed on the following criteria: scholarship, relevance to
professional/academic communities and innovation.