York University’s Glendon College to host Canada Prizes gala

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 – York University is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences that will see York host the 2014 Canada Prizes gala awards ceremony at the university’s Glendon College campus on May 7, 2014.

Celebrating the best Canadian scholarly books—not simply within a single academic discipline, but across all the humanities and social sciences—the Canada Prizes are awarded to books that make an exceptional contribution to scholarship, are engagingly written, and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada.

Every year, four prizes of $2,500 are awarded:

  • Canada Prize in the Humanities
  • Canada Prize in the Social Sciences
  • Prix du Canada en sciences humaines
  • Prix du Canada en sciences sociales

The winners and finalists of the Prizes provoke and inform national conversations on important topics and draw attention to the important contribution of scholarship to Canadian society.

York’s Glendon campus is a fitting site for this year’s Canada Prizes ceremony in light of its unique focus on bilingual education in the humanities and social sciences. The event will take place in the beautifully designed facilities of the Centre of Excellence for French-language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education in Southern Ontario, opened in 2012 and set in the natural parkland of the Glendon campus.

The Canada Prizes are adjudicated by a group of leading academics and public intellectuals, as exemplified by this year’s distinguished jury panel, which includes previous winners of the award.

Finalists for the 2014 Canada Prizes will be announced on March 28 at the federation’s annual conference and annual general meeting in Montreal. The winners will be announced on May 1 prior to the awards ceremony at Glendon on May 7.

WHAT: Canada Prizes Awards Ceremony

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. (Reception to follow)

WHERE: Centre of Excellence, Glendon College, 2275 Bayview Avenue (map)

Note: Media wishing to cover the Prizes in advance of the ceremony or attend the event itself are welcome to contact York Media Relations for interview requests or other inquiries.

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Media Contact: Tabassum Siddiqui, Media Relations, York University, 416 736 2100 x 44543 / tsiddiq@yorku.ca