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Eligibility The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers up to five Distinguished Master's Thesis Prizes to graduating students in thesis-based graduate programs. Each year, one award will be offered in each of the following categories at the Master's level: applied sciences, health sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

In addition to receiving a cash prize, the recipients will each be presented with a Citation Certificate.

Eligible theses must have been defended and the final approved version submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies between January 1 and December 31 of the previous calendar year. Each Faculty/School/College may nominate up to two Master's students to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In case there are no qualified candidates in a given Faculty/School/College, the Faculty/School/College selection committee may choose not to submit a nominee. The Faculty of Graduate Studies will verify the eligibility of nominees submitted as follows:
  • were enrolled full- or part-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in a Master's program in the year in which the award was tenable;
  • have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 in their current graduate program; and
  • have been nominated by the Faculty/College/School in which their department is housed, and have, in the opinion of the selection committee, submitted the best thesis in their respective categories.

Value A $1,000.00 cash prize and a Citation Certificate
Currency Canadian
Tenable at The University of Manitoba for the 2023-2024 competition year for theses completed in the 2023 calendar year.
Deadlines No deadlines available
Application Details The 2023-2024 Application is Closed

Each Faculty/College/School may submit two award nominations to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Contact your Faculty/College/School for their internal nomination deadline.

Each nomination package must include:
  • the award category the nominee should be considered under: applied sciences, health sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences;
  • a letter of support from the Dean of the Faculty/Director of the Faculty/College/School that also indicates the process used by the selection committee to select the nominee;
  • a letter from the Graduate Chair of the studentís department describing the reasons for the nomination, and why the thesis is viewed as a ground-breaking piece of original work;
  • the name and departmental affiliation of the nomineeís research supervisor;
  • a copy of the abstract of the thesis, not to exceed 350 words in length; and
  • a current curriculum vitae for the nominee.

The Faculty/College/School must submit the entire nomination package as a single PDF document via email to:


Attention: Allison Aubin

Contact: Allison Aubin,
Awards Assistant graduate.awards@umanitoba.ca
Updated: March 4, 2024


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