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Current and Past Winners
2018
Joint first place winners
Selin Elyay, First place
Heather Lambert, First place
Men Without Countries and Countries Without Men:  National Identity in Ford Madox Ford's ‘Antwerp'
The Emancipation of Mary Anne:  Using Sylvia Plath's Poetry to Explore Tim O'Brien's 'The Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong’
 
Joint honourable mentions
Kayley Marner, Honourable Mention
Oriana Confente, Honourable Mention
#AmericaSoWhite: What bell hooks and
the #OscarsSoWhite Movement Can Teach Us About Challenging Institutionalized Racism in the United States
Accumulation and Avant-Garde Apparel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

2017
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Alex Rollinson, First place

Obscenity, Disgust and Embarrassment
Moral Sensibility in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried

2016
Joint first place winners
Kristopher Kinsinger, First place Easton Page, First place

From Moderates to Mythmakers: Postwar Foreign Policy in Canadian Federal Elections 1949-1957

The Music of Prose - Formal Subversion in Schoenberg's Piano Suite Op. 25 and
Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms

 

2015
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Janina (Ninka) Bielak, First place Dakota Pinheiro, Second place

Digging up the Dying: Bearing Witness to Woundedness in Mary Borden's 'Unidentified' and Isaac Rosenberg's 'Dead Man's Dump'

The Grapes of Wrath: A Protest Against an
Un-American America

2014
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Aaron Hernandez, First place Jacob McLellan, Second place

The Complete View of the Whole Eventuality: Zen in Gary Snyder's 'Pine Tree Tops'

Estranged Through Writing: An Analysis of the Written Word in the Grapes of Wrath

2013
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Nadine Hiemstra, First place

Intentional Community: Revaluing People Living With Disabilities

2012
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Joint first place winners
Kylie Bergfalk, First place Samantha Bradshaw, First place Ralph Neil, First place

Building Bridges: The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan in Canadian Foreign Policy, 1958-1960

Taser Technology in Canada: Examining Whether Tasers Constitute Reasonable or
Excessive Force

Slavery in the Writing of
Thomas Aquinas

 

Erika Toffelmire, Honourable Mention

Flipped Upside Down: A Reflection Paper on My Field Studies Experience in Madurai, India

 

2011
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Myra Khan, First place

International Laws Concerning the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers and the Case of Omar Khadr

2010
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Matthew Thijssen, First place

Enfields, Emissaries, and Experiences: Canadian Perspectives on the Korean War

2009
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Nicholas Herring, First place

The Savage Faculty

2006
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Denis Clark, First place

Writing to Survive? The Battle of the Plains of Abraham in English Canadian Historiography

2005
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David Zettel, First place 

The Moral Virtues as Prerequisites for the Philosophical Life in Plato's Gorgias