Gunn Award for Best Historical Essay on International Migration in Canada

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June 14, 2019
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Canadian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Graduate Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Public Policy

The Gunn Award is a $1000 prize for the best historical essay on migration and settlement in Canada. It is jointly awarded by Wilfrid Laurier University's International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) and the Candian Immigration Historical Society (CIHS).


Essays from any discipline in the social sciences and humanities that address migration to and settlement in Canada from a historical perspective will be considered. The award is national, and submissions from fourth-year undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any Canadian university, written in English or French, will be accepted. Papers are reviewed by a committee of IMRC and CIHS associates/members.


Please submit essays electronically to by June 14, 2019. Results will be announced in the fall of 2019.

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