Scholarships and Awards
The Department of Psychology offers one convocation award to the Most Outstanding Graduate in the Department and two specific book prizes for honours students. Students are also eligible for general College of Arts and Science scholarships and awards, and are encouraged to apply for external awards in addition to those provided by the university. Interested students can apply through the University of Saskatchewan Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards page
The Gordon A. McMurray Prize
The Gordon A. McMurray Prize is awarded annually to a student completing the B.A. Honours degree in Psychology. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement. The recipient will also have shown promise of becoming a contributor to the research or practice of Psychology. This prize is named in honour of Gordon A. McMurray, the first Head of the Psychology Department in 1950 and is valued at $250. Dr. McMurray remained as Head of the Department of Psychology from 1950-1975. No application is required. The recipient of this prize is selected by the department.
Recent Gordon A. McMurray Prize Recipients
2023 Mackenzie Bjornerud
2020 Ana Carolina de Barros
2017 Viet Quan Nguyen
2022 Katelyn Lockinger
2019 Shaylyn Kress
2016 Kari Duerksen
2021 Jeniffer Camacho Soto
2018 Megan Flath
2015 Tessa McKibben
Psychology Honours Book Prize
The Psychology Honours Book Prize is awarded annually to the student with the top grade in the Psychology Honours course. The department established this prize in 2023 in memory of Professor Jamie Campbell who coordinated the honours course for many years. The $200 book prize is credited to the recipient as a USask Bookstore gift card. No application is required. The recipient of this prize is selected by the Department.
2023 Lucas Bourgeois
Health Studies Honours Book Prize
The Health Studies Honours Book Prize, established in 2023, is awarded annually to the student with the top grade in the Health Studies Honours course. The $200 book prize is credited to the recipient as a USask Bookstore gift card. No application is required. The recipient of this prize is selected by the Department.
2023 Alycia Kanters
Canadian Psychological Association Certificates of Academic Excellence
CPA Certificates of Academic Excellence to recognize outstanding achievements made by students at all levels of study (Honours, Master’s, Ph.D.) in each Canadian department of psychology.
Recent CPA Certificates of Academic Excellence Recipients
The full historial list of recipients is available at CPA Academic Excellence Certificate Recipients
Anna Carolina de Barros
Anna Carolina de Barros
Janinne A Collins