The David Alexander Prize
The David Alexander Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on the history of Atlantic Canada written in a course by an undergraduate student in any university. The amount of the prize is currently set at $400.
Entries must be undergraduate essays between 1500 and 5000 words in length on some aspect of the history of Atlantic Canada, written in English or French.
They may be research, interpretive, or historiographical efforts.
The author must be part-time or full-time undergraduate student in a degree program at an accredited university or college and the essay must have been written to meet the requirement of an undergraduate credit course during the respective academic year.
Previous winners of the Prize may not compete.
Submissions: Entries shall be submitted by course instructors by June 30th. No instructor shall submit more than two entries. Essays should not bear the instructor's comments or a grade. Entries may be sent as an electronic copy or a printed copy.
Adjudication: Entries will be judged by a panel of three distinguished historians. The winner will be announced in the autumn of each year. No runners-up or honorary mentions will be designated.
Entries may be submitted by email attachment to the Acadiensis Office, or by post to:
Alexander Prize Committee
Campus House, University of New Brunswick
PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
DAVID ALEXANDER PRIZE WINNERS
1982 Ellen Joyce Hambrook, University of New Brunswick
1983 Geoffrey Budden, Memorial University of Newfoundland
1984 Rusty Bittermann, University College of Cape Breton
1985 Rusty Bittermann, University College of Cape Breton
1986 not awarded
1987 Robert Hong, Memorial University of Newfoundland
1988 Janice Cook, University of New Brunswick
1989 not awarded
1990 James E.A. Stanley, University of New Brunswick
1991 Phillippe Garvie, Université de Moncton
1992 Michael O'Brien, Memorial University of Newfoundland
1993 Paula C. Harris, University of New Brunswick
1994 not awarded
1995 A. Geoff Pearcey, Memorial University of Newfoundland
1996 Ellen Thorne, University of New Brunswick
1997 Kurt Peacock, University of New Brunswick
1998 Jennifer Rogers, Dalhousie University
1999 Callum Makkai, Dalhousie University
2000 Liza Piper, Memorial University of Newfoundland
2001 Lorna Williams, St. Thomas University
2002 Sharon Weaver, University of New Brunswick
2003 not awarded
2004 Shawna Stairs, University of New Brunswick
2005 Haydn Lloyd, University of Western Ontario
2006 Blake Laven, Dalhousie University
2007 Siobhan Laskey, University of New Brunswick
2008 Fred Burrill, McGill University
2009 Matt Cook, Cape Breton University
2010 Alexandra Montgomery, Dalhousie University
2011 not awarded
2012 Anna A. MacNeil, Cape Breton University
2013 Andrew Harmes, Dalhousie University;
Matthew Verge, Mount Saint Vincent University
2014 Hillary MacKinlay, Dalhousie University
2015 Joseph Burton, University of New Brunswick
2016 Vincent Auffrey, Université de Moncton
2017 not awarded
2018 Meredith J. Batt, Université de Moncton
2019 James Lees, Dalhousie University