Master of Arts in Communications and Technology

Faculty of Extension Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies


Funded and presented biannually by the Faculty of Extension, this award recognizes achievement by a graduate student whose program is based in the Faculty of Extension. The recipient is normally selected based on the final applied research project prepared as part of the graduate program.   

Value: A certificate presented by the Faculty of Extension, and a bursary of $500 to be used for professional study in the recipient’s area of professional or academic interest.    

Eligibility: Awarded annually to a graduate student based in the Faculty of Extension (e.g., a student in the Master of Arts in Communications and Technology).  

Criteria: The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in graduate study. In reviewing the research report or final project, the following criteria are used in selecting the award recipient:    

  • high standard of scholarship;
  • evidence of engagement with professional and academic communities; 
  • conclusions that are relevant, timely, and clearly stated.     

Application: All graduates in the spring and fall Convocations are automatically nominated for consideration, and the award is presented at the Faculty of Extension annual awards ceremony.   

Administrative responsibility: The MACT director, convenes three committee members from among instructors, Advisory Board, and alumni, who recommend an award recipient to the Faculty of Extension Awards Committee.