The Gunn Award is a $1000 prize 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 from fourth-year and graduate students enrolled in any Canadian university, written in either French or English, will be accepted. Papers are reviewed by a committee of IMRC and CIHS associates/members.

The submission deadline for the current competition is Friday, June 14, 2019. Results will be announced in the fall of 2019 

Submission Guidelines

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