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The Essay Prize Committee was tasked with the difficult job of choosing the winners of the Humanities Essay Prize Competition for essays written for Humanities courses during the 2016-17 academic year. Congratulations to the following students listed below. Thank you to everyone for your submissions. To learn more about the faculty’s essay competitions, click here.

Level I

Birra Ahmed
“Frankenstein: The Transferral of a Human Soul”
(ENGLISH 1C06A)

Tracy Huynh
“Modern Sonnets: Extending Beyond Petrarchan Idealism Through Lineation and Meter”
(ENGLISH 1A03)

Level II

Jessica Jacob
“Dodgers and Deserters: The Canadian Government’s Attitude Towards American Draft Evaders and Military Deserters 1965-1975”
(HISTORY 2TT3)

Peter Kerrigan
“Music in Nazi Germany: Swing Youth Versus the Regime”
(HISTORY 2II3)

Level III

Nicholas Dorman
“A Lasting Disgrace: The Suppression of the Red River Resistance”
(HISTORY 3CW3)

Graeme Lavender
“Assimilation through Omission: Post-Conquest Quebec City and the Implications of 18th Century British Mapmaking”
(HISTORY 3CW3)

Level IV

Maggie Wilson-Wong
“Challenging Power with the Shared Look”
(ENGILSH 2P03)

Scott van Wetten
“The Environment in Canada during the Second World War”
(HISTORY 4K03)

Congratulations also to the winners of the French Language Essay Prize Competition:

Abiela Lepingwell-Tardieu
‘L’espoir dans Candide’
(FRENCH 3KK3)

Cissy Suen
‘Dissertation-débat: Êtes-vous d’accord avec cette phrase de Nietzsche: “Il n’y a pas de faits, il n’y a que les interprétations”?’
(FRENCH 3C03)