StFXAUT Book Prize Award

The StFXAUT offers a book prize consisting of a cash award of $200 and a book, selected by the StFXAUT Book Prize Committee, awarded annually at Spring Convocation to two graduating students of high academic standing who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice advocacy and community development. Nominations from StFXAUT members should be submitted to the StFXAUT Office by March 15 each academic year.

A copy of the student’s C.V. must accompany each StFXAUT Book Prize Award Nomination Form along with your reasons (maximum one-page letter) for nominating the student for this award.  Prior to being nominated, students must be informed by the nominator.  For more information, please refer to the StFXAUT Book Prize Award Terms of Reference.

2020-21 AUT Book Prize Nomination Form

2020 StFXAUT Book Prize Awards

Dr. Rachel Hurst (Women’s and Gender Studies) nominated Riley Wolfe and Dr. Angie Kolen (Human Kinetics) nominated Emma Boudreau. Degree info to follow. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, there are no photos of the cheque presentations (they were mailed to the students).

May 2019 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Hannah Moore (BA with First Class Honours with Subsidiary)
Kenzie MacNeil (BA with Joint Major with Distinction)

Dr. Rachel Hurst (right) with 2019 StFXAUT Book Prize Award Winner Hannah Moore -Photo credit: Susan MacKay
From left to right: 
Dr. Norine Verberg (Sociology), Kenzie MacNeil, and Professor Barry MacKenzie (History, Catholic Studies)
Dr. Norine Verberg (left) and Professor Barry MacKenzie (right) with 2019 StFXAUT Book Prize Award Winner Kenzie MacNeil – Photo credit: Susan MacKay

Each student was presented with a cash award of $200, and Truth and Conviction: Donald Marshall Jr. and the Mi’kmaw Quest for Justice by StFXAUT Member Dr. Jane MacMillan and Educated by Tara Westover.

May 2018 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Corinna Degen (BA with Honours in Development Studies)
Kelsey Fahie (BA in Human Kinetics with Distinction)

Dr. Mary Oxner (left) and Dr. Susan Vincent (right) with 2018 StFXAUT Book Prize Award Winner Corrina Degen – Photo credit: Susan MacKay
Dr. Mary Oxner (left) and Dr. Charlene Weaving (right) with 2018 StFXAUT Book Prize Award Winner Kelsey Fahie – Photo credit: Susan MacKay

Each student was presented with a cash award of $200 and Canada Reads 2018 “The Marrow Thieves” by Cherie Dimaline and “The Big Picture: The Antigonish Movement of Eastern Nova Scotia” by StFXAUT Members Dr. Santo Dodaro and Leonard Pluta.

May 2017 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Emily Pipes (BA Psychology)
Emily Keenan (BA Political Science with First Class Honours with Subsidiary in Philosophy)

Dr. Norine Verberg (right) with 2017 StFXAUT Book Prize Award Winner Emily Pipes – Photo Credit: Susan MacKay
Dr. Jeffrey Spring (right) with 2017 StFXAUT Book Prize Award Winner Emily Keenan – Photo Credit: Susan MacKay.

Each student was presented with cash award of $200 and a copy of The Right to Be Cold (2015) by Sheila Watt-Cloutier.

May 2016 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Mariah Richard (BA Development Studies)
Nathan Chiarlitti (BA Human Kinetics)

Dr. Brad Long (right) with 2016 StFXAUT Book Prize Award Winner Mariah Richard – Photo Credit: Susan MacKay
Dr. Brad Long (left) with 2016 StFXAUT Book Prize Award Winner Nathan Chiarlitti – Photo Credit: Susan MacKay

Each student was presented with cash award of $200 and a book. Mariah received Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism (2016) by John Borrows. Nathan received Sport for Development, Peace, and Social Justice (2012) by Robert J. Schinke (Editor), Stephanie J. Hanrahan (Editor).

May 2015 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Rachel Garbary (BA Honours Development Studies)
Jocelyn MacDonald (BA Honours Sociology)

From left to right: Dr. Brad Long, Rachel Garbary, and Jocelyn MacDonald – Photo Credit: Susan MacKay

Each student was presented with a book and cash prize of $200.

May 2014 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Cianna Doran (BA Honours Sociology)
Kristine Johnston (BSc Psychology) Lauren Wilks (BA Human Kinetics)

May 2013 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Kathleen Hare (BA Honours Development Studies)
Madeleine Midtgaard (BA Psychology and Sociology )

May 2012 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Grace McCullough (BA Sociology)
Jamee George (BSc Human Kinetics)

May 2011 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Ellen Taylor (BA with Honours Sociology and Subsidiary in Women’s Studies)
Christopher Stothart (BSc Human Nutrition)

May 2010 Recipients of the St.XAUT Book Prize
Emily Catherine Love (BSc with Advanced Major with Distinction)
James Andrew Bray (BA First Class Honours)

May 2009 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Ellen Rose (BSc First Class Honours Biology)
Kaitlin Russell (BA Honours with Subsidiary Political Science & History)

May 2008 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Nicola Johnston (BA First Class Honours with Subsidiary Anthropology and Development Studies)
Rachel Mullenger (BSc Honours Human Kinetics)

May 2007 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Marie Claire Boudreau (BSc Human Kinetics)
Teresa Elizabeth (Betsy) MacDonald (BA Joint Advanced Major Development Studies)

May 2006 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Jacquelyn Elizabeth Purdy (BSc First Class Honours Human Kinetics)
Victoria Sibley Latchmore (BA Honours English)

May 2005 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Kerry-Lynn MacSwain (BSc Honours Psychology)
Laura Crawford (BA Honours English)

May 2004 Recipients of the StFXAUT Book Prize
Angela Childs (BSc Human Nutrition)
Lynn MacAulay (BBA)

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