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Student Awards

Dr. Jack Boan Medal in Economics

This award was established to honour a long-time department member and Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Regina. Dr. Boan is an outstanding teacher, an internationally-recognized scholar and is widely active in the community. The Boan Medal is awarded every spring (conditions permitting) to a University of Regina student who has completed (anytime during the previous academic year) the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Candidates must have attained a grade point average of at least 80% in all Economics courses to be eligible for the award. The medal also comes with a cash prize ($300 less the cost of striking the medal).

Recipients of this award are:

  • Angèle Poirier (2020)
  • Brendan Roy (2018)
  • Alykhan Bhanji (2017)
  • Mackenzie Johnson (2016)
  • Taras Matkovsky (2015)
  • Tanner Forster (2014)
  • Emily Gardner (2013)
  • Amy Demyen (2012)
  • Jordan Woloshyn (2011)
  • Kellan Gulka-Tiechko (2010)
  • Jeff Anuik (2008)
  • Nathan Janzen (2007)
  • David Ramsey (2006)
  • Andy Wong (2005)

Dr. Alex Kelly Undergraduate Economics Essay Prize

The Dr. Alex Kelly Undergraduate Economics Essay Prize was established at the University of Regina by the Department of Economics in memory of the late Dr. Alex Kelly, Professor Emeritus in Economics. Dr. Kelly made significant contributions to the administration of the University, and had a passion and enthusiasm for his field and for his students that carried well into his retirement years. He was a jazz pianist, and will also be remembered for a dry wit and great sense of humour. The prize will recognize excellence in writing in ECON 480 on a topic in any field of economics
 
FUNDING: $2,155 in donations received from family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Alex Kelly. In addition, the Department of Economics will provide ongoing contributions to maintain the balance.
AWARD: One prize, equal in value to approximately $300 will be presented annually in the Spring beginning in 2012. The prize will consist of a book, a book set or an electronic book package with an e-reader.

ELIGIBILITY: The prize will be awarded to an undergraduate University of Regina student who meets the following criteria:

* is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, with a major or combined major in Economics (and related discipline)
* has a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 75%
* completed an essay for ECON 480 which was determined by the Department of Economics Award Committee to be the essay that, out of those nominated offers the best performance on balance with respect to economic content and methodology, research diligence,completeness of the literature review, empirical support, originality and relevance, and clarity and conciseness of presentation.

APPLICATION:  Instructors of ECON 480 may nominate no more than three student essay papers per course for consideration for this prize. Instructors must obtain prior approval from the student for the nomination. The nomination and submission deadline is May 1st.

Recipients of this award are:

  • Zeyad Aboudheir (2020)
  • Anthony Hinzmann (2018)
  • Jason Gagnon (2017)
  • Not awarded (2016)
  • Brett Cottrill (2015)
  • Alexander Siebert (2014)
  • Emily Gardner (2013)

Dr. Gary Tompkins Award for Distinguished Public Service and Academic Excellence

Dr. Gary Tompkins has served on many university committees, and has held appointments as the Head of the Department of Economics, Head of Certificate Programs at University Extension (now CCE), and Chair of the University of Regina Faculty Association.  He has served as Chief Negotiator for URFA on several contract negotiations, and has been a member of various pension, benefits, and investment committees.  Dr. Tompkins retired in 2013 as was granted the title of Emeritus Professor.

This award will be presented to an undergraduate University of Regina student who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program with a major (or combined major) in Economics, has a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 75%, and has successfully completed a minimum of 54 and a maximum of 113 credit hours.  The candidate will be registered, and remain registered, in a minimum of 9 credit hours in the semester the award is presented, and not previously held the award.  Candidates will have demonstrated, by way of a written statement of an exemplary record of voluntary public service contributions outside the University of Regina (service within the university and to the Department of Economics is encouraged and will be considered as contributory).  Contact addresses and phone numbers for at least two referees who may attest to the student's public service contributions will have to be supplied.

Recipients of this award are:

  • Angèle Poirier (2019)
  • Taya Triffo (2017)
  • Alykhan Bhanji (2016)


Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) 200 Essay Prize

The Philosophy, Politics and Economics 200 Essay Prize was established through a donation made by the Departments of Philosophy, Politics and International Studies and Economics to assist students who are pursuing a degree in the Faculty of Arts.

FUNDING: One prize of $1,000.00 will be presented each Spring term.

ELIGIBILITY: The prize will be awarded to a University of Regina undergraduate student who is enrolled in a degree program, with a major or combined major in Philosophy, Political Science and/or Economics.  The successful applicant will have completed the PPE 200 couerse in the current academic year and be registered in a minimum of 9 (nine) credit hours in the semester PPE 200 was completed and have a minimum undergraduate program average (UGPA) of 65%

APPLICATION:  Instructors from PPE 200 may nominate up to three students' essays per academic year.  Instructosr must obtain prior approval from the student for the nomination.  The essays must be the version originally submitted by the student and must be accompanied by a short account by the nominator of the essay's strengths.

Recipients of this award are:

  • Liam Zwarych (2018)
  • Dominik Werber (2017)