The Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) –  through the Discovery Centre for Undergraduate Research and Engagement – honours exemplary undergraduate students with the Provost Scholars Award each spring. A Provost Scholar exemplifies student engagement when one’s academic experience encompasses activities in two or more of the four pillars of the Discovery Centre programs – community based projects or international experience, immersive learning and undergraduate research.  A Provost Scholar is nominated by a faculty member, with the support of their Dean.

Do you know a student who ?

  • Conducted Undergraduate Research that has been applied to a community concern, or has been presented internationally?
  • Engaged a  community group through an immersive learning project, or has been recognized externally?
  • Actively engaged through their academic studies with an international issues, or brought the international community to our campus through their research work?
  • Completed an immersive learning research project, ideally involving interdisciplinary teams, that created a high impact solution to a real-world problem while fostering professional relationships with community members?

The Provost Scholars Award recognizes that there is a large variety of work done in these areas across the University and within individual experience.  Please contact us directly if you have questions about your nomination.

We are pleased to highlight our 2017-2018 recipients


We are pleased to highlight our 2015–2016 recipients

2014-2015 RecipientsWe are pleased to highlight our 2014-2015 Recipients

Calls for nominations are sent out by the Office of the Provost to all Deans who will help their faculty to identify and nominate candidate students, late in the Fall term.  Deadline for nominations are by the end of January, with the decision being made by late February. A celebratory reception for the Provost Award Recipients is hosted in mid-to-late March.  Contact the Discovery Centre for exact dates for the current academic year.

Award recipient with Provost

2015 Provost Scholar recipient Joshua Eisbrenner with Peter Ricketts