Beaverbrook Media@McGill Student/CCA Paper Prize
Media@McGill and the CCA sponsor a $1,000 award for the best student paper submitted to the CCA annual conference (known prior to 2010 as the Van Horne Prize).
Submission deadline: April 2nd 2018
Nominated papers should be sent electronically (.pdf) to the current CCA President. Title page must indicate paper’s title, the author’s name, contact info, university affiliation, and degree status. Only papers accepted for presentation at the CCA annual conference are eligible. Please verify eligibility and selection criteria here.
2017 - Jenna Stidwill, Carleton University, It All Started with a Bibliography: American Animation Studies from Fandom to Discipline, 1966-1981
2016 - Karen Dewalt McEwan, University of Toronto, for "The Political Economy of Self-Tracking Practices: Digital (Re)Productive Labour"
2015 - Jason Rothery, PhD Candidate, Carleton University, for "Advertising Agency: Mass Effect 3 and the FTC"
2014 - Joey Brooke Jakob, PhD Candidate, Ryerson and York Universities, Toronto, for “War Photography After Abu Ghraib: A Preliminary Analysis ”
2013 - Nora Draper, PhD Candidate, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania for "Rethinking Citizen photojournalism: Mediated Witnessing and the Obligations of Citizen Bystanders"
2012 - Tamara Shepherd, PhD Candidate, Communication Studies, Concordia University for "Apprenticeship Labour in User-generated Content".
2011 - Christopher Cwynar, PhD Candidate, Media & Cultural Studies,University of Wisconsin-Madison “Mashed Potatoes with ‘Intercommunicative’ Gravy: Q’s Billy Bob Thornton Interview as ‘New Media Event’”
2010 - Karine Bellerive, étudiante à la maîtrise, Université de Sherbrooke for "Discussions sur les genres : des Québécoises de la génération X parlent d’autofiction au féminin"
2009 - Erin Despard, PhD Candidate, Communication Studies, Concordia University
2008 - Rob McMahon, PhD Candidate, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
2007 - Jason Hannan, PhD Candidate, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University
2006 - Naomi Fraser, PhD Candidate, Communication and Culture Program, York University
2005 - Aliaa Dakroury, PhD Candidate, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University
2004 - Faiza Hirji, PhD Candidate, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University
2003 - Boulou E. de B'béri, Joint PhD Program in Communications, Concordia University