Scholarships & Awards

University College Awards in Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies recognizes student achievements each year through awards and prizes. For details, please contact the Canadian Studies Program Assistant at

The Audrey Levy Award was established by Alan Levy in memory of his mother. It recognizes student interest in and commitment to diversity in Canadian society, and is awarded on the basis of both academic and extracurricular activity (Not offered this year).

The Canadian Studies Essay Prize* is generously supported by Peter Warrian. Essays are submitted by students enrolled in a full year or half year Canadian Studies course at University College.

The Canadian Studies Award in Jewish History is to be awarded to students in Canadian Jewish History based on academic merit on the recommendation of the Director of the Canadian Studies Program in University College. No application is required.

The David and Vivian Campbell Scholarship in Canadian Studies*, established in 2005, supports a student in the Canadian Studies Program demonstrating financial need.

The Reuben Wells Leonard Scholarship is an in-course scholarship directed towards a University College student in Canadian Studies. Preference is given to a student enrolled in the Specialist program, but may be awarded to a student enrolled in at least one full course in Canadian Studies. 

The Robert Kaplan Award honours a distinguished University College graduate, the Hon. Robert Kaplan. It is awarded to an undergraduate student for academic merit in the Canadian Studies Program. The award is open to all University of Toronto students; no application is required.

The Taiwan Entrepreneurs Society of Tapei/Toronto (TESTT) Prize was established in honour of Dr. Vivienne Poy’s Appointment as Chancellor of the University of Toronto. The prize recognizes outstanding achievement in CDN307H "Asian Cultures in Canada." If the course is not offered, the prize may be awarded at the discretion of the director of the Canadian Studies Program to the student who writes the best essay on Asian-Canadian issues. The student must be enrolled in the Canadian Studies Program or enrolled in a Canadian Studies course (CDN).

The Wanda O’Hagan Award*, established in 2003 to recognize one of Toronto’s most dedicated civic volunteers, provides support to Canadian Studies undergraduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to women’s equality and are in financial need. The prize is awarded on the basis of both academic merit and extracurricular activity.

Outside Awards

The Dalton Camp Award was established in December of 2002 by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting in memory of Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs. The Dalton Camp Award will be awarded to the winner of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. For more information please visit the Dalton Camp Award website.