The following is a list of awards and prizes specific to sociology students.

The Department of Sociology Prize

The Department of Sociology Prize was first presented in 1995. It is awarded at Convocation to a graduating sociology student with high academic standing who shows significant intellectual promise.

Past recipients
2021 Vicki Reeves
2020 Caiti Miller
2019 Janet Gourley
2018 Connor Sampson
2017 Courtney McLaren
2016 Christian Down
2015 Cora MacDonald
2014 Vanessa Million
2013 Marlee Leslie
2012 Rosasharon Gripton
2011 Mary Barter
2010 Drew Clairmont
2009 Halina F. Roback
2007 Shauna L. Delaney
2006 Ivan Nault
2005 Emily Adkins-Taylor
2004 Naoko Shida
2003 Alexandra Schwarz
2002 Sandy Barron
2001 Drew Dudley
2000 Sean Ashley
1999 Alya Danish
1998 Sherri Vokey
1997 Rhonda C. Burke
1996 Mary-Jo Monk
1995 Michelle Proulx

The Donna L. Purdy Memorial Award

The Donna L. Purdy Memorial Award was established in 1994. It is awarded at Convocation to a graduating student with a strong academic record who has also contributed significantly to the enhancement of student life in the Department of Sociology.

Past recipients
2021 Abby Morton
2020 Tyler Ratcliffe
2019 Ellie Milburn
2018 Marla-Ann Rogers
2017 Amanda Davis
2016 Meagen Bowers
2015 Emily Crozier
2014 Alex Thomas
2013 Nadia Nassar
2012 Sylvie LeBlond
2011 Sarah Patriquin
2010 Linh Tran
2009 Jessica A. MacKenzie
2008 Laura J. Turnbull
2007 Roberta B. MacLean
2006 Nicole Basque
2005 Ashley MacPherson
2004 Tim Gascoigne
2003 Ariel Bunin
2002 Stephanie Enns
2001 Christine Tay
2000 Aimee Holmes
1999 Ainsley Chapman
1998 Marnie Ells
1997 Jeffery Alward
1996 Barbara Rombough
1995 Alicia L. Fury
1994 Elizabeth Finney

The Departmental Student of the Year Award

The Departmental Student of the Year Award is presented at the annual Last Lecture to a graduating student with a strong academic record and who has been an active volunteer in the Department of Sociology.

Past recipients
2021 Lauren Stoddart
2020 Sarah Zamponi
2019 Ashley Maceachern
2018 Marissa Donohue
2017 Maggie McGraw
2016 Gabrielle Steeves
2015 Kathleen Clarke
2014 Caleb Stark
2013 Bianca Gomez
2012 Lauren Hutchison
2011 Courtney Smith
2010 Mayme Lefurgey
2009 Victoria Mitchell
2008 Mhairi Kubko
2007 Michelle Kim
2006 Ivan Nault
2005 Chris Dodge
2004 Karen Gormley
2003 Melissa Pearson
2002 Rachel Roy
2001 Melissa Madore
Angie Brown
2000 Stacey Cunningham
1999 Jill Shaughnessy
1998 Shyama Ezekiel
1997 Brian Gordon
1996 Katharine King
1995 Alicia Fury 
Gaelene Pauley

The Berkeley Fleming Award

The Berkeley Fleming Award was established in honor of Professor Berkeley Fleming on his retirement in 2012. It is awarded at Convocation to a graduating student in sociology who has achieved overall excellence in an honours thesis or independent study paper.

Past recipients
2021 Julia Connolly
2020 Caroline Milner
2019 Sara Mizen
2018 Hailie Tattrie
2017 Cassidy Glennie
2016 Emily Arsenault
2015 Sophie Doyle
2014 Taylor Mooney
2013 Kate Paterson
2012 Rebecca Cheff

The Community Engagement Prize

The Community Engagement Prize is awarded at Convocation to a graduating student in Sociology who demonstrates outstanding leadership in community service and in furthering principles of social justice.

Past recipients
2021 Lauren Stoddart
2020 MacKenzie Gordan
2019 Treyvon Small
2018 Stephan Kendall
2017 Christine LeBlanc
2016 Gabrielle Steeves
2015 Mollie McGuire
2014 Kylie De Chastelain
2013 Robyn LeBlanc

The Department of Sociology Writing Prize

The Department of Sociology Writing prize is presented at Convocation to a graduating student in Sociology for the best course essay or published writing.

Past recipients
2021 Amanda Highley
2020 Jilliane Buyrn
2019 Brea Sears