Awards and prizes for biology students | Mount Allison

The following is a list of awards and prizes available to students studying biology.


The Harold Melville Rogers Memorial Gold Medal

Announced at Convocation
This medal is awarded to the student graduating with First Class Honours who secures the highest average in all required courses of the department or to a student without First Class Honours, if such a student is of marked brilliance. In each case, consideration shall be given to the qualities and ideals which mark the highest type of university student and scientist.

The Fensom Prizes

Awarded in April
Prizes are awarded to students who have given the best public presentations of their honours work during the thesis presentations at the end of the year. These prizes are possible because of a generous endowment by the late Professor David Fensom, a former professor of plant science in the Department of Biology.

Biology Prize for Research Excellence

Awarded in May
An endowed prize of $250 open to a biology student whose academic standing is high and who shows promise of the ability to do original research. This award is normally given to a student in their fourth year who is working on an honours thesis.

Biology Teaching Assistant Prize

Awarded in May
An endowed prize awarded to up to four biology students who have shown outstanding ability in the art of instructing undergraduate laboratory exercises.

The Harold Chapman Steeves and Annalea Steeves Memorial Prize

Awarded in September
This prize was established by Mrs. Warren F. Smith of Tacoma, Washington, and Dr. Lea C. Steeves of Halifax, NS, in memory of their father and mother. The prize will be awarded to an outstanding student majoring or honouring in biology and will be awarded at the end of the third year.

William Thomas Ross Flemington Scholarship 

Awarded in September
This prize was established by Mrs. Inez Flemington in memory of her husband, Dr. William Thomas Ross Flemington. The prize will be awarded to a student or students entering the third year, who has/have a good academic record, and who has/have indicated some interest and skill in field work and/or laboratory work.

The Bio-Med Society Prize

Awarded in September
This award was originally established by the 1973-74 Bio-Med Society, but has since been contributed to by the 1979-80 Bio-Med Society and by an endowment from Mrs. Lucy L. Yardley ("Lee" Ball, Class of 1942). The prize is awarded to a student who achieves high standing and shows outstanding promise as a biologist in certain second-year biology courses.

The Lady Henrietta E. Banting Prize

Awarded in September
This award is the income from an endowment established by Mrs. Lucy L. Yardley ("Lee" Ball, Class of 1942), in memory of her sister, Lady Henrietta E. Banting. The prize is awarded to a student who achieves high standing in certain second-year biology courses and shows outstanding promise as a biologist.

The Weeks Prize

Awarded in September
A capital sum given by the Rev. E.S. Weeks and Mrs. Weeks (Mary Elizabeth Poole) to provide an annual prize to the student achieving the highest standing in Biology 1001/1501.

The Colin Paterson Prize

Awarded in May
This prize is possible because of a generous endowment by the family of the late Colin Paterson, former professor and head of the Deparment of Biology. The prize is awarded to a biology student who has conducted outstanding research in the Biology department and has completed an honours thesis.