Student awards

JCURA award winners with their posters
Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award winners Fiona Schick and Austin Horn with their posters at the 2014 research fair.

Undergraduate student awards

 

Jim and June Young Memorial Scholarship

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Philosophy. Applications together with a letter outlining the students’ involvement with social democracy and/or industrial democracy must be submitted to the Chair of the Department by March 15th.

In the case of an undergraduate student, selection will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Philosophy. In the case of a graduate student, selection will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Philosophy.

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The Rodger Beehler Outstanding Essay Prize

Each year the department invites faculty to nominate undergraduate student papers they believe to be of outstanding quality. The chair determines the $100 prize recipient.

The David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy

This $100 prize is awarded each year to the student graduating in Honours Philosophy with the highest standing in those Philosophy courses offered for the degree.

The Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student with the highest standing entering fourth year of an honours program in the Department of Philosophy. The value of the award varies but has been as much as $250 for past recipients.

Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards

The department is able to nominate up to three students for this prestigious undergraduate award. Learn more about the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards.

The John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics

A book prize is awarded to the student who achieves the highest standing in Philosophy 335: Moral Philosophy.

Edward Mothersill Scholarship In Philosophy

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students entering 3rd or 4th year in a Major or Honours program in the Department of Philosophy.

The Zwicky Prize

The Zwicky Prize is awarded to a student who displays enthusiastic dedication to the study of philosophy and who manifests a commitment to encouraging or facilitating philosophical inquiry by fellow students. The award carries with it a $100 gift certificate. Recipients will also receive of copy of Professor Zwicky’s books Lyric Philosophy and Wisdom and Metaphor. Eligible recipients must be majoring in philosophy. The prize honours the diverse and valuable contributions to philosophy made by Jan Zwicky, a former Professor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria. Professor Zwicky’s remarkable body of work and her standing as an insightful philosopher, celebrated poet and dedicated teacher inspired and continue to inspire serious engagement with fundamental philosophical issues by students, faculty and the general public. For Professor Zwicky, “Philosophy is thinking in love with clarity.” This prize celebrates students who pursue wisdom with a seriousness of purpose and who seek to help others join that pursuit.

Current award winners

2018
Liam Marshall Rodger Beehler Outstanding Undergraduate Essay Award
Gabe Lowe

The Zwicky Prize

Harmony Ezeuko

David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy

Clair Saunders Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy
Felix Lambrecht John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics
Cecilia Filipone Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship
Madeleine Kenyon Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy
Liam Marshall Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy
Nicholas McGivern Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy

Past award winners

2017:

  • Elena Holmgren - Rodger Beehler Outstanding Undergraduate Essay Award
  • Harmony Ezeuko - The Zwicky Prize
  • Jaclyn Rekis - David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Claire Saunders - Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy
  • Cameron Gilbert - John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics
  • Felix Lambrecht - Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship
  • Felix Lambrecht - Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy
  • Felix Lambrecht - Jim & June Young Memorial Scholarship
  • Cecilia Fillipone - Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy
  • Varina Berg - Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy

2016:

  • Robert Loten - John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics
  • Felix Lambrecht - Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy
  • Jasmin Brown - David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Harmony Ezeuko - Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy
  • Jaclyn Rekis - Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy
  • Jaclyn Rekis - Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship
  • Claire Saunders - James Wattie Memorial Essay Scholarship in International Relations

2015:

  • Appel, Serafina - UVic Excellence Scholarship Renewal
  • Braciszewicz, Zac - David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Braciszewicz, Zac - John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics
  • Brown, Jasmin - President's Scholarship
  • Edwards, Libby - President's Scholarship
  • Edwards, Libby - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award
  • Fitterer, Adam - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award
  • Hunter, Ryan - Edward Mothersill Scholarship in Philosophy
  • Lambrecht, Felix - Clara Evelyn Wilson Scholarship
  • Lambrecht, Felix - Classical Association of Vancouver Island Book Prize
  • Palmer, Patrick - Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship
  • Palmer, Patrick - UVic Excellence Scholarship Renewal
  • Sisson, Adam - President's Scholarship
  • Weng, Alex - UVic Excellence Scholarship Renewal

2014:

  • Crewe, Bianca - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award
  • Brown, Jasmin - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award
  • Parker, Jessica - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award
  • Horn, Austin - David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosopy
  • Brown, Jasmin - Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship
  • Stel, Madeline - John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics
  • Stel, Madeline - General Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Crewe, Bianca - President's Scholarship
  • Lambrech, Felix - University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship
  • Crewe, Bianca - University of Victoria Faculty Scholarship
  • Palmer, Patrick - UVic Excellence Scholarship Renewal
  • Brown, Jasmin - UVic Excellence Scholarship Renewal

2013:

  • Braciszewicz, Zac - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award
  • Horn, Austin - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award
  • Schick, Fiona - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award
  • Ockenden, Zoey - Jim & June Young Memorial Scholarship
  • Ockenden, Zoey - Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship
  • Seaward, Nathan - John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics
  • Leitz, Charles - David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Stel, Madeline - UVic Transfer Scholarship
  • Robertson-Hooper, Francis - University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship
  • Palmer, Patrick - UVic Excellence Scholarship Renewal
  • Brown, Jasmin - UVic Excellence Scholarship Renewal
  • Palmer, Patrick - University of Victoria Faculty Scholarship
  • Ockenden, Zoey - University of Victoria Faculty Scholarship
  • Ockenden, Zoey - University of Victoria Faculty Association Scholarship
  • Ockenden, Zoey - President's Scholarship
  • Parker, Jessica - President's Scholarship

2012:

  • Danielle Ditzian - The President's Scholarship
  • Katherine Lauriston - The President's Scholarship
  • Brendan Downey - The President's Scholarship
  • Liam McGuigan - The President's Scholarship
  • Phoebe Friesen - The David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Zoey Ockenden - The John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics

2011:

  • Jonathan Baron - The President’s Scholarship
  • Charles Leitz - UVic Excellence Scholarship Renewal
  • Elizabeth Hames - The David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Shiraz Higgins - The John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics
  • Katherine Lauriston - Come to Campus Grant, University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship

2010:

  • Elizabeth Hames - The President’s Scholarship
  • Charles Leitz - UVic Excellence Scholarship Renewal
  • Ryan Tonkin - The John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics, The David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy

2009:

  • Michael Anthony - The Pratt-Short Memorial Scholarship, The University of Victoria Faculty Scholarship, The John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics, The President’s Scholarship
  • Adam Coard - University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship
  • Morgan Dudley - University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship
  • Tyler Jensen - University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship
  • Anthony Lloyd - The David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Marie Mcmillan - The President’s Scholarship
  • Jeffrey McQuiggan - UVic Transfer Scholarship
  • Nicholas Mundy - UVic Transfer Scholarship
  • Lauren Tee - The Classical Association of Vancouver Island Book Prize
  • Ryan Tonkin - Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship, The President’s Scholarship
  • Michael Webster - University of Victoria Entrance Scholarships

2008:

  • Joshua Brandt - The John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics, The Allardice Lancaster Scholarship
  • Christy King - University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship
  • Geordie McComb - The David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Gareth Reeves - The David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Pamela Robinson - UVic Excellence Scholarships Renewal
  • John Solly - The Medieval Studies Faculty Scholarship
  • Lauren Tee - The Irene Lee Book Prize in Latin, The President’s Scholarship
  • Kevin Tomm The President’s Scholarship
  • Ryan Tonkin - Faculty Association Entrance Scholarship, University of Victoria Entrance Scholarships
  • Cody Walker - Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship, The President’s Scholarship, The University of Victoria Faculty Scholarship
  • Fabio Wilkinson - University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship
  • David Wilson - The Millen Undergraduate Scholarship, The Pat Bevan Scholarship in Writing, W. P. Kinsella Scholarship in Fiction

2007

  • Joshua Brandt - The President’s Scholarship
  • Isaiah Giese - The President’s Scholarship
  • Geordie McComb - The John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics, The Allardice Lancaster Scholarship
  • Sean McMillen - The President’s Scholarship for Part-Time Undergraduate Students
  • Gareth Reeves - Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship, The President’s Scholarship
  • Pamela Robinson - Uvic Excellence Scholarships Renewal
  • Matthew Tomm - The David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Cody Walker The President’s Scholarship for Part-Time Undergraduate Students

2006

  • Jonathon Bradbury -The David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Graham Scott Sullivan - The John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics
  • Peter Duncan - The President’s Scholarship for Part-Time Undergraduate Students, The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Book Prize, Hector William Hadland Scholarships in Psychology
  • Elizabeth Farries - Stephen Canning Memorial Scholarship
  • Dylan Gale - The Vicki Husband Scholarship
  • Catherine Mackie - Jane Glavin St. Peter Prizes for Academic Excellence in Women’s Studies
  • Scott Nicholson - The Allardice Lancaster Scholarship
  • Heidi Wurdrick - The President’s Scholarship for Part-Time Undergraduate Students

2005

  • Chloe Armstrong - The Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship
  • Sarah Bonikowsky - The President’s Scholarship
  • Corey Maciver - The David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Catherine Mackie - The John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics, The President’s Scholarship for Part-Time Undergraduate Students
  • Heather Schmitt - The University of Victoria Faculty Association Scholarship, The University of Victoria Faculty Scholarship, The President’s Scholarship
  • Jessica Slattery - The Vicki Husband Scholarship
  • Charles Yung - The President’s Scholarship

2004

  • Chloe Armstrong - The John A. Farvolden Book Prize in Ethics
  • Joel Buenting - The David Kaplan Book Prize in Honours Philosophy
  • Danielle Demkiw - International Affairs Award
  • Scott Howard - Anna Bertha and Frank Kluge Scholarship
  • Sean Mayse - The President’s Scholarship
  • Heather Schmitt - The President’s Scholarship, The University of Victoria Faculty Scholarship
  • Sarah Wagner - The University of Victoria Faculty Scholarship, The President’s Scholarship