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Award Winners


A number of our affiliated members won awards this year for the excellence of their research, teaching creative practice, student engagement, curatorial work, and life-time achievement. Here are some of the highlights :

  • Stacey Zembrzycki and Anna Sheftel were awarded the 2014 Best Book Prize from the US Oral History Association for their edited collection Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013).

  • Steven High was awarded the 2015 Clio-Québec Book Prize from the Canadian Historical Association for Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014).

  • Ronald Rudin and Phil Lichti were awarded the 2014 Public History Prize from the Canadian Historical Association for their online memoryscape website, “Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park.”

  • Carol Jones received the Excellency Award from the Association des Interprètes du Patrimoine du Québec for her Angelique project.

  • Ceri Morgan received the Prix du Quebec by the Quebec Government Office in London in 2014.

  • Erika Hasebe-Ludt received the Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service in Canadian Curriculum Studies at the Canadian Association for Curriuclum Studies.

  • Eric Weissman - Tee 2014 CAGS Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Shauna Janssen received the Doctoral Prize: First Graduating Class Award for most innovative and new contribution to academic and extra-curricular University Life

  • Catherine Foisy received Mention honorable pour le prix Paul A. Bator Memorial Award du meilleur article publié dans Historical Studies Canadian Catholic Historical Association (CCHA)

  • Karoline Truchon was awarded “Meilleur dossier de doctorat avec thèse", Faculté des sciences sociales, Université Laval, Février 2015

  • Lena Aiaris and Henri Quenette received the Merit Award at the San Francisco Film Awards for their film Tenderloin.

  • Ronald Rudin completed his term as Trudeau Foundation Fellow

  • Aude Maltais-Landry received the best thesis prize from the Department of History at Concordia University.

  • Tim Schwab - Best Documentary, Arab Film Festival, California

  • Steven High - Elected Member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada. 2014.

  • Steven High named to the Provost Circle for Achievement at Concordia in 2015

  • Stéphane Martelly was awarded the 2014 Michel Tournier literary prize for children’s literature for La Maman qui s’absentait (Vents d’ailleurs).

  • Older awards were given by the US Oral History Association for teaching excellence (Megan Webster and the Montreal Life Stories Project), and museum curation (Catherine Charlebois and the Centre d’histoire de Montréal). Ronald Rudin won the book prize from the US National Council for Public History in 2011 for Remembering and Forgetting in Acadie and has held a Trudeau Fellowship since 2011.  Liz Miller’s films have been similarly recognized, including the Award of Merit from the Latin American Studies Association for Novela, her 2012 film on a group of Nicaraguan feminists. Many team members have also received Concordia-wide or Faculty awards for their teaching and research, with Steven High being inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars and Ted Little serving as a Provost’s teaching fellow this year. 

  •  Students involved in the COHDS-based research project Montreal Life Stories, funded under SSHRC Community-University Research Alliance program, received awards for animated film (Paul Tom, Que je vie en paix), documentary film (Paul Tom won the Spirafilm Prize at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois for Un pays de silences and received a special mention on the fringe of the Pierre and Yolande Perreault Prize for the Best First or Second Documentary Film), and student engagement (Annie Girard and two university interns, Quebec’s Force Avenir). 

  • Aude Maltais-Landry is this year’s winner of the COHDS Prize for Excellence in Oral History for her master’s thesis entitled “Récits de Nutashkuan : la création d’une réserve indienne en territoire innu»



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