The 2017-18 English awards ceremony was held on Friday, March 23, 2018. Please join us in celebrating this year’s winners. At the same time, as someone commented at the awards ceremony this year, we always celebrate the award winners, but there are also so many wonderful UWaterloo students who should be acknowledged, who enrich our classrooms and our halls but aren’t named here. So congratulations to all!
Melissa Koehler accepting the Rhetoric and Digital Design Award from Dr. Dorothy Hadfield.
Rhetoric and Digital Design Award: Melissa Koehler
Rhetoric and Professional Writing Award: Oriana Confente
Andrew James Dugan Prize in Rhetoric and Professional Writing: Scott Metzger
Award in American Literature and Culture: Oriana Confente
Canadian Literature Prize: Aaron Cornies
Walter R. Martin English 251 Award: Julianna Suderman
Andrew James Dugan Prize in Literature: Robyn Peers
Diaspora and Transnational Studies Prize: Jacob Asma
The Hibbard Prize for Shakespeare Studies: Christine Frim
Of significant note is the new Diaspora and Transnational Studies Prize, funded by recent graduate and frequent award winner, Sarah Kannan (pictured above with Dr. Kate Lawson, Chair of English). We are very grateful for Sarah’s generosity.
Grade Average Awards
Second Year Spring: Trenton McNulty
Second Year Fall: Julianna Suderman
Third Year: Xin Niu Zhang
Fourth Year: Robyn Peers
English Society Creative Writing Award for Poetry: Joanna Cleary
English Society Creative Writing Award for Prose: Hang Ren
Albert Shaw Poetry Prize: Rhys Desmond
Hang Ren receiving the English Society Creative Writing Award for Prose from Dr. Ken Graham.
Beltz Essay Prize, MA: Rosemary Kay
Beltz Essay Prize, PhD: Lindsay Meaning
Rhetoric Essay Prize, MA: Andrew Myles
Rhetoric Essay Prize, PhD: Chris Giannakopoulos
Graduate Professional Communication Award: Devon Moriarty
Gladys Srivastava Graduate Award: Evelyn Deshane
W.K. Thomas Graduate Scholarship: Rebecca Anderson, Jason Lajoie, Jessica Van de Kemp
Jonathan Baltrusaitis and Megan Honsberger, Grade Average Award winners.
Grade Average Awards
MA: Megan Honsberger, Jonathan Baltrusaitis
PhD: Lindsay Meaning
David Nimmo English Graduate Scholarship: Evelyn Deshane
Jack Gray Fellowship: Ian Gibson
PhD candidate Ian Gibson receiving an award from Dr. Clive Forrester, who co-organized the event with Dr. Andrea Jonahs.
Quarry Integrated Communication Co-op English Award: Anne Cullen Keidann
Undergraduate Co-op Work Report Award: Ariel Fullerton
Graduate Co-op Work Report Award: Thomas Mantynen
Teaching and Professionalization Awards
Independent Graduate Instructor Award for Excellence in Teaching: Jessica Van de Kemp
TA Award for Excellence in Teaching: Jason Lajoie
Lea Vogel-Nimmo Graduate Professionalization Scholarship: Renée Belliveau
Renée Belliveau accepting the Lea Vogel-Nimmo Graduate Professionalization Scholarship from Dr. Marcel O’Gorman. Renée is using the funding to attend the American Literature Association’s 2018 conference, where she will be presenting a paper titled “‘Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, &c.’: William Still’s Recirculation of Nineteenth-Century Print Culture.”
Graduate Creative Writing Award Prose: Michael Domonchuk
Graduate Creative Writing Award Poetry: Masa Torbica
Past and present faculty and students were in attendance. Pictured above: Dr. Warren Ober.
Visit our photo gallery of the event.
See also our list of our past award winners.