The Department of Sociology offers a number of awards to outstanding undergraduate students.
Awards for Students Completing Introduction to Sociology
Awards Offered to Students Completing their 2nd or 3rd Year
Awards Open to Graduating or All Sociology Students
Awards for Students Completing Introduction to Sociology: Max Weber Award
We have named our award for outstanding students of our Introduction to Sociology course after Max Weber, a pioneer in social thought. Weber was one of the founders of Sociology, working in Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is known for exacting demands in terms of methodological rigour and for high empirical standards upon which to draw conclusions and build social scientific knowledge. The Max Weber award is given annually to five students who have received the highest marks in SOC100H1 and SOC150H1 at the St. George campus.
Max Weber Award Recipients
|2021-2022||Linda He, Serena Aodeng Honekin, Alicia Michelle Attfield, Aysenur Yildiz, Noga Shachak|
|2020-2021||Mohamed Dasu, Yanlai Ou, Elizabeth Rita Wong, Yiwen Li, Pavandeep Kaur Poonia|
|2018-2019||Roxana Comsa, Jadine Stephanie Ngan, Ethan James See, Sarah Tu Nghi Tran, Amy Witherspoon|
|2017-2018||Marley Sarah Greenberg, Mei Ling Li, Olivia Maria Masella, Susannah Alice Mungall, Julia Ann Tripodi|
|2015-2016||Hodan Mohamud, Regan Knox Neall, Sami Semmar, Andrew Tsz-Pui So, Wendy HsinWei Sun|
|2014-2015||Labiba Fairooz Chowdhury, James Regan, Jeffrey Wang, Kimia (Veisi Nezhad), Sheridan Cunningham, Victoria Candace Bazak, Aaron Chung-Lon Lo|
|2013-2014||Balpreet Kaur Dhugga, Hannah Florence Fung, Bolin Gao, Karen M. Moreira, Yukino Obara, Aria Shakeri, Alexandra Volkov|
|2012-2013||Azubuogu Charles Anudu, Arthur Prescott Hill, Angela Lee, Christopher Puskas, Krisha Ravikantharaja, Jordan Derrick Robertson, Dylan Tucker|
|2011-2012||Jaime Armah, Isabella Marie Costa, Sina Khanbabakhani, Vanessa E. Peruzzo, Akib Amir Uddin, Amber Noelle Van Raes, Zahida Fatima Vazir|
|2010-2011||Emma Jessamyn Guttman-Moy, Caitlin Hamblin, Li Quin He, Florence Pui Yan Lau, Mable Sheau Fong Low, Amanda Joan Stock, Dorothy Anne Sulit|
|2009-2010||Ioana Sendroiu,Sophia Li, Alexandr Milovanov, Erin Elizabeth Troy, Isabella Ching Yan Cheung, Janille Nadia Giambattista, Abinaya Krishnamoorthy, Ilona Larionova|
|2008-2009||Chelsea Robichaud, Anastasia Prokubovskaya, Nam Phan, Sabrina Pietrobon, Warren Silver, Nina Gheihman, Hilary Killam|
|2007-2008||Hui Yi Chen, Kyle Matthew Turner, Rhiannon McCluskey, Yu Janice Zhang, Ayden Scheim, Zachary Davidson, Doris Liaw|
|2006-2007||Michael Gr McPhail, Marko Grujic, Roy Yizhan Yang, Jasmine Chong, Naiman Lev, Jenny Jin Chunzi, Atagu Owen Zorah|
|2005-2006||Catherine Im, Ryan Hayes, Dana Michelle Gore, Yuanzhi Angela Li, Jessica Fong, Dorotea Mutabdzic, Shintula Wijeyakulasingam|
|2004-2005||Richard Yan Zhang, Richard Pollard, Mayank Singal, Maggie W.M. Sin, Maria Khomenko, Miranda Wai-Sum Ng, Xiao Jin Chen|
|2003-2004||Anthony Balkissoon, Bernice Pui-Yu Wong, Fay Kagouras, Jolanta A Drozd, Lianna Yeung, Sofia Khan, Yi Chen|
|2002-2003||Glen Hogan, Christina MacLaughlin, Rose Park, Adrian Sacher, Tarek Saghir, Kelly Weber, Jessica Yiu|
|2001-2002||Safiyyah Ally, Alexander Brunfeld, Iris Lazaro, Carl Shulman, Keith Wong, Daniel Xia, Xiaofu Zhu|
|2000-2001||Slawomir Figel, Daniel Kim, Lisa Dias, Wayne Baici, Lorraine Chow|
|1999-2000||Elizabeth Crawford, Jeff Steven Denis, Elizabeth Frecker, Jeremy John Ho, Heather Wharran|
|1998-1999||Kevin Paul Deveau, Nupura Krishnadev, Jonathan Lau, Sarah Louisa Namer, Danielle Louise Smith|
Awards offered to Students Completing their 2nd or 3rd Year
- The E.J. Urwick Award is awarded to a 2nd or 3rd year student enrolled in the major or specialist program in sociology at the St. George campus, on the basis of high academic proficiency.
- The Charles Tilly Award is awarded to the 2nd year, full-time or part-time student at the St. George campus, who has achieved the highest mark in SOC200Y1. This award is no longer given.
- The Irving Zeitlin Award is awarded to the full-time or part-time student achieving the top grade in the St. George campus section of SOC201H1 and SOC251H1.
- The McNab Scholarship in Sociology is awarded to the 3rd year, full-time or part-time student in the major or specialist program in sociology at the St. George campus, based on the highest sessional grade point average.
- The Rex Lucas Award is awarded to the 2nd year full-time or part-time student in the major or specialist program at the St. George campus, who has received the highest mark in SOC204H1 and SOC254H1.
- The P. James Giffen Award is awarded to the full-time or part-time student from the St. George Campus who has received the highest mark in SOC212H1.
- The Sociology Faculty Bursary is for academic achievement in the 2nd or 3rd year, full-time or part-time student of the Sociology program, at the St. George campus.
|Year||The E. J. Urwick Award||The Charles Tilly Award||The Irving Zeitlin Award||The McNab Scholarship in Sociology||The Rex Lucas Award||The P.James Giffen Award||Sociology Faculty Bursary|
|2021-2022||Yoon-Ji Jamie Kweon, Mohamed Aiyub Dasu||Yan Yui Mork||Yoon-Ji Jamie Kweon||Yanlai Ou||Cathalyn Francis, Yoon-Ji Jamie Kweon, Mohamed Aiyub Dasu|
|2020-2021||Kendra Lynn Smith, Nicole In, Britney Louise Phythian||Jadine Stephanie Ngan||Hannah Flora Weinberg||Kendra Lynn Smith, Yoon-Ji Jamie Kweon|
|2018-2019||Kristen Aila Jean Bass, Iris Rebecca Gatea, Kendra Lynn Smith||Christie Ma||Maria Tsimidis||Devin Matthew Frede||Kendra Lynn Smith|
|2017-2018||Iris Rebecca Gatea||Maria Tsimidis||Joyce Gong-Rou Ho||Emma Francesca Divito||Iris Rebecca Gatea|
|2015-2016||James Mangaliman||Raoof Zamanifar||Alexandra Abramavicius||Spencer Beacock, Faye Moreau||Alexa Madeleine||Richard Kennedy|
|2014-2015||Daniel Dyonisius||Daniel Dyonisius||Marissa Nassar||Anson Cheuk-Ho Au||Christopher Puskas||Delia Cristina Luca|
|2013-2014||Christopher Puskas||May Liang||Matthew Chun Hei Chan||Claudia So-Hee Son||Jessie Donaldson||Ricky Rodrigues|
|2012-2013||Ioana Sendroiu||Yulik Rafilovich||Matthew Chun Hei Chan||Barbara Mamabolo||Ioana Sendroiu|
|2011-2012||Yuk Yiu Michael Lee||Faye Moreau||Jenna Hijazi||Samuel Esteban Jerez||Erik Jonah Wexler|
|2010-2011||Stacey Tennen||Tijana Micanovic||Nina Gheihman||Nina Gheihman Jenna Hijazi||Ya Qi Sun||Ayden Isaac Meir Scheim|
|2009-2010||Stephanie Harden||Alice Lim||Yu Janice Zhang||Yu Janice Zhang||Cindy Yi||Kusang Burgess, Rhonda Solomn|
|2008-2009||Jennifer Hunter-Wells||Janice Yu Zhang||Lyonne Cheng||Peter Shi Jiao Matthew Kopas||Nina Ziolkowski||Dong-Ling Chen|
|2007-2008||AeRee Hong||Sung Min Jang||Angela Kalyta||Alexandra Rodney||Trisha Jaeeun Min||Junia Kim|
|2006-2007||Ashley Lake||Sarah Gram||Edana Beauvais||Josie Lynn LaLonde||Susana So||Junia Kim|
|2005-2006||Vera Bieber||Raymond Campbell Vidler||Alexandra Margaret Rodney||Phillipa Kah-Yee Chong||Jessica Elizabeth McMahon||Melissa Kim, Vanessa Kutsukakee|
|2004-2005||Maria Katrina Florendo-Kociuba||Christina Vinters||Joshua Rosenblum||Joshua Rosenblum||Jessica Yiu|
|2003-2004||Jessica Yiu||Andisheh Farzadfar||David Quarter||Zygmunt Alexander Mochnacki||Jessica Yiu|
|2002-2003||Viatcheslav Sakhnenko||Jessica Yiu||Amy Withers||Jacqueline Kelly||Dena Nishizaki|
|2001-2002||Jeff Denis||Jeff Denis||Golnaz Emam|
|2000-2001||Beth Sapiro||Carol Wong||Renee Gomes||Ania Plomien|
|1999-2000||Josie L. Lalonde George Lee||Sophie Bourgault||Laura Lunansky||Franca DiGiovanni|
Awards open to Graduating or All Sociology Students
- The Lorna Marsden Award is awarded to the student graduating from the specialist program in sociology on the St. George campus who has received the highest CGPA.
- The Raymond Breton Award is awarded to a 2nd year full-time or part-time student in the major or specialist program in sociology on the St. George who has completed SOC202H1 and SOC252H1 in the session for which the award is made. The recipient will be the student with the highest average in SOC courses taken in the Faculty of Arts & Science.
- The Norman Bell Award is awarded to an outstanding full-time or part-time 3rd year student in the major or specialist program in sociology at the St. George campus.
- The Lorne Tepperman Prize is awarded to the undergraduate student who has submitted the best paper on a topic of social significance in Canada at the time of submission, as chosen by a committee. The paper should be written for a general, non-academic, audience, may not exceed 1000 words in length, and must be based on a paper submitted for credit the same year in a sociology course on the St. George campus. View previous Lorne Tepperman prize papers.
- The Jacob & Jenny Rosenberg Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduating student in the sociology major or specialist program at the St. George campus who have enrolled in a sociology graduate program.
- The Kiyoharu and Kiyoaki Momose Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the 3rd or 4th year student for high academic performance in the field of medicine, engineering or sociology. Each department take turns giving this award.
- The Dennis Magill Award is awarded to a graduating student who has completed the major or specialist program in sociology on the St. George campus, and who has achieved the highest CGPA.
- The Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award is awarded to the student in any year who has submitted the best undergraduate research paper, as selected by a committee. Each course instructor will nominate one paper for consideration.
|Year||The Lorna Marsden Award||The Raymond Breton Award||The Norman Bell Award||The Lorne Tepperman Prize||Jacob & Jenny Rosenberg Scholarship||The Kiyoharu and Kiyoaki Momose Scholarship||Dennis Magill Award||The P.James Giffen Award||The Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award|
|2021-2022||Victoria Tangyuan Shi||Yanlai Ou||Claire Joyming Ngo, Noshin Nawal Talukdar, Yoon-Ji Jamie Kweon||Dorian DiTommasco||Kendra Lynn Smith|
|2020-2021||Julia Kim||Zixin Zhang||Jadine Stephanie Ngan||Intaj Dhaliwal||Kristen Aila Jean Bass||Iris Rebecca Gatea||Soo Been (Sophia) Lee|
|2018-2019||Nico Golinski||Nicholas Ryan Callow||Julia Kim||Danielle Vaughan-Bonas||Joyce Gong-Rou Ho||Joyce Gong-Rou Ho|
|2017-2018||Anthony McKnight||Tracy Wu||Joyce Gong-Rou Ho||Miao Wang||Victoria Candace Bazak||Iris Rebecca Gatea||Madeleine Rose De Welles|
|2015-2016||Spencer Beacock||Alexandra Abramavicius||Alexandra Abramavicius||Christopher Puskas||Christopher Puskas||Alexa Madeleine Fine||Christopher Puskas|
|2014-2015||Alexander Lei||Spencer Beacock||Spencer Beacock||Ronke Ayodeji Akinyemi||Ronke Ayodeji Akinyemi||Christopher Puskas||Sally Ka-Wing Chiang|
|2013-2014||Jacob Mark Sazio||Jacob Mark Sazio||Matthew Chun Hei Chan||Ricky Rodrigues||Ronke Ayodeji Akinyemi||Jee Won Lee||Jessie Donaldson||Miranda Craig Doff|
|2012-2013||Jenna Hijazi||Faye Moreau||Jenna Hijazi||Ioana Sendroiu||Ioana Sendroiu||Barbara Mamabolo||Audrey Smith|
|2011-2012||Nina Gheihman||Xiaolin Zhuo||Xiaolin Zhuo||Xiaolin Zhuo||Yu Janice Zhang||Samuel Esteban Jerez|
|2010-2011||Ayden Isaac Meir Scheim||Nina Gheihman||Nina Gheihman Ayden Isaac Meir Scheim||Ayden Isaac Meir Scheim||Nina Gheihman||Ayden Isaac Meir Scheim||Ya Qi Sun||Alexandra E. Kwan|
|2009-2010||Christine Anne Mitchell||Yu Janice Zhang||Ayden Isaac Meir Scheim||Melissa Godbout||Stephanie Rose Figliomeni||Cindy Yi||Sarah Larock|
|2008-2009||Sarah Gram||Lyonne Cheng||Melissa Godbout||Angela Kalyta||Angela Kalyta||Nina Ziolkowski||Peter Shi Jiao|
|2007-2008||Edana Beauvais||Sarah Gram Angela Kalyta||Sarah Gram||Janani Umamaheswar||Alexandra Rodney||Edana Beauvais||Trisha Jaeeun Min||Erin Weinkauf|
|2006-2007||Rachel Fine||Lori Rose Kandyba||Edana Beauvais||Jessica Chee-Foong Yiu||Rachel Fine||Susana So||Josie Lynn Lalonde|
|2005-2006||Joshua Rosenblum||Josie Lynne Lalonde||Alexandra Margaret Rodney||Phillipa Kah-Yee Chong||Jessica Chee-Foong Yiu||Jessica Elizabeth McMahon||Giovanni Follegati Cyril Opoku|
|2004-2005||Phuoc Tran||Jessica Yiu||Pablo Quintanilla||Pablo Quintanilla||Anya Nadine Kutsukake||Ashton Lubman|
|2003-2004||Jason Turowetz||Thom Cameron Pearson||David Quarter||Jeff Denis||Jeff Denis||Holly Trimnel Erica Extavour Laurie Green Rebecca Kirsh|
|2002-2003||Golnaz Emam||Clement Munro||Jason Turowetz||Stephen Beaupre Golnaz Emam||Stephen Beaupre||Emily Anderson|
|2001-2002||Olivia Wilson||Golnaz Emam||Golnaz Emam||Katie Frank||Jeff Denis Dina Italiano|
|2000-2001||Laura Lunansky||Olivia Wilson||Olivia Wilson||Ania Plomien||Beth Sapiro|
|1999-2000||Heather Graham||Laura Lunansky||Carleton Thorne||Marek Denisiuk|
|1998-1999||Alexandra Marin||Stephen Arsenault||Katherine Ditomaso||Stephen Arsenault Garry C. Gray|