Call for Submissions, Gunn Prize for Best Historical Essay on International Migration in Canada

Sean Lockwood's picture
June 30, 2020
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Canadian History / Studies, Contemporary History, Diplomacy and International Relations, Human Rights, Immigration & Migration History / Studies

The Gunn Prize is a $1000 award for the best historical essay on migration to and settlement in Canada. It is jointly awarded by Wilfrid Laurier University's International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) and the Canadian 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 in French or English will be accepted from fourth-year undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in any Canadian university. Papers are reviewed by a committee of IMRC and CIHS associates/members.


The submission deadline for the current competition is Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Results will be announced in the fall of 2020.

Contact Info: 

International Migration Research Centre

Wilfrid Laurier University

Balsillie School of International Affairs

67 Erb St. W.

Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2

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