Graduate Awards

In addition to these awards, the University supports graduate students through teaching, research, and service fellowships and assistanceships. For these, contact your graduate chair or graduate administrator for details.

WAGS Distinguished Master's Thesis Award

ValueCertificate, US$1,000 cash prize, travel expenses
EligibilityEach year the Western Association of Graduate Schools recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement at the Master’s level.

To be eligible for this award, students must have completed the Master's degree between July 1 of the preceding academic year and June 30 of the current year (i.e. July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).

The Award consists of a Certificate of award, a cash prize of $1,000 (US), and travel expenses for the student and/or faculty thesis advisor to receive the Award at the annual meeting held in the Spring.
ApplyThe Dean of the College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, on behalf of the University of Saskatchewan, may put forward one nomination each year for the Award. In May of each year, the CGPS will invite departments and colleges to make nominations.

Initial screening will be based upon four criteria:
  1. Originality;
  2. Significance of the study;
  3. Overall quality;
  4. Outcomes and accomplishments from the thesis.
Nominations must consist of the following documents:
  1. A non-technical abstract or summary prepared by the student (1,000 to 1,500 words) describing the research and its significance for a general academic audience of non-specialists;
  2. the abstract from the student's thesis
  3. A CV or resume from the student nominee;
  4. A letter from the department head or major professor*;
  5. A letter from one additional faculty member*.
*These letters should include information regarding the significance of the thesis, the contribution of the thesis to the University of Saskatchewan program, and the impact of the thesis on the knowledge base of the discipline.

Note: The External Examiner reports will be used by the Awards Committee to adjudicate this competition. Please ensure that the Pre-defense Report of the External Examiner (Form 403.1, PhD degree) and the Oral Defense Report of the External Examiner (Form 403.2, Master’s & PhD degrees) for the student you wish to nominate are included in the nomination package.

College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
University of Saskatchewan
Attn: Awards Officer
Rm C180 Administration Building
105 Administration Pl
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A2
Email: gradstudies.awards@usask.ca
DeadlineJune 12
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