Student who are registered as full-time in the MA Political Economy program or the Collaborative PhD program are eligible to apply for the following awards. The application is typically January 30. In all cases applications are required for all of these awards and information will be emailed to eligible students by the Institute Administrator. Awards and amounts listed are approximate and can change each year.
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The PECO Dir. Prize was re-established in 2021 after the current and former Directors pledged to renew their commitment to this prize.
Awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in their second year of the Master of Arts in Political Economy. Eligible students will demonstrate scholarship and on campus or broader community involvement. Established in 2012 by current and former Directors of the Institute in celebration of its 20th anniversary.
Awarded annually to an outstanding student entering or continuing in a graduate program in Political Economy. Consideration will be given to students in financial need. Endowed in 2021 to honour Donna Coghill who served as an Administrator of the Institute of Political Economy for over 20 years.
Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student entering or continuing in the Masters of Arts program in Political Economy. Endowed in 2009 by Maria Neil.
Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student enrolled in the Master of Arts in Political Economy or in the Collaborative PhD with a Specialization in Political Economy. Mathew Nelson, a doctoral student and former president of CUPE 4600, possessed an extraordinary mind with an unwavering belief in a better world through social activism. Recipients of this award will demonstrate these qualities. Established in 2017 by family, friends, and colleagues of Mathew Nelson.
PECO Dir. Prize
Awarded annually to a student in the Collaborative PhD who is enrolled in the PECO Doctoral Seminar and who in the opinion of the instructor, presents the best paper. Established in 2012 by current and former Directors of the Institute in celebration of its 20th anniversary.
Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate students. Endowed in 2018 to recognize Wally’s 38 years of contribution to the university