HCTRC Indigenous Essay Award

12 February 2021

The Department of History and Classics is pleased to announce a $1,000 award for the
best undergraduate paper about Indigenous history in Canada. The award is funded
from money raised by the History and Classics Students' Truth and Reconciliation
Commission Committee.

This competition is open to any current undergraduate student from any department at
the University of Alberta who has written an outstanding paper on Indigenous histories
in Canada between January 1 2020 and March 1 2021. For the purposes of this
competition ‘history’ is defined in terms of both content and analysis. Papers must have
a predominantly historical focus, use historical sources, and produce historical analysis.
Papers will be nominated by professors/instructors at the University of Alberta and
adjudicated by a committee of professors from History. Preference is given to students
in 300- and 400-level courses. The successful paper will be published in Constellations
undergraduate journal.


The deadline for nominations is March 1st. If you are interested in being nominated for this award, please contact your professor (nominations are only accepted from professors).