Awards

University of Saskatchewan Department of Sociology Outstanding Graduating Student Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate student, graduating with a 4-year B.A. Honours degree, who demonstrates characteristics important to Sociology. An undergraduate student who: communicates effectively and engages in discussions about society and social issues; thinks critically, analytically, and logically in relation to social issues and social problems; understands sociological principles, concepts, theories and the application of sociological methods to examine social behavior, social issues, relations between individuals and societies, social diversity, social inequality and social institutions; and shows an awareness that social reality is experienced differently depending on the specificities of one’s social location, including the role of race (especially Aboriginal identity), class, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability and other socially constructed identities and their consequences in shaping opportunities and life chances.

The Department of Sociology Graduating Student Award acknowledges students who embody the above qualities and who have achieved the highest academic standing in the final two years of their degree. 

Nominations of graduating honours students are accepted from Sociology faculty, sessional lecturers and instructors. Top students are considered based on: their nomination; overall average and average in their major; contributions to the program; and contributions outside of the program. This award is presented at the College’s Awards Banquet in early June. 

Past Recipients:

  • Jessica Hoehn, 2014
  • Kelsey Drayton, 2013
  • Joshua Robinson, 2012
  • Shirley Quinn, 2011
  • Mitchell Dean McIvor, 2010
  • Krista MacLean, 2009
  • Paul Spriggs, 2008
  • Mitch Daschuk, 2007
  • Rita Hamoline, 2006
  • Claudia Boehm, 2005

Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Outstanding Graduating Student Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate student, graduating with a 4-year B.A. Honours degree, who demonstrates characteristics important to Sociology. An undergraduate student who: communicates effectively and engages in discussions about society and social issues; thinks critically, analytically, and logically in relation to social issues and social problems; understands sociological principles, concepts, theories and the application of sociological methods to examine social behaviour, social issues, relations between individuals and societies, social diversity, social inequality and social institutions; and shows an awareness that social reality is experienced differently depending on the specificities of one's social location, including the role of race (especially Aboriginal identity), class, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability and other socially constructed identities and their consequences in shaping opportunities and life chances.

The Canadian Sociological Association Graduating Student Award acknowledges students who embody the above qualities and who demonstrate outstanding characteristics of citizenship and leadership through their involvement in the university and broader community through active membership in student-led organizations, agencies, groups, and/or social movements.

Nominations are accepted from Sociology faculty, sessional lecturers and instructors until March each year. Top students are considered based on: their nomination; overall average and acerage in their major; contributions to the program; and contributions outside of the program. Students receive an award certificate and letter of congratulations from the President of the CSA. Recipients are also acknowledged publically on the CSA-SCS websites and the Department of Sociology, U of S website, after August 1 each year.