Odessa Prize for the Study of Canada ($1000 Undergraduate Essay Prize)

The $1000.00 Odessa Prize for The Study of Canada was awarded from 2010 to 2015 to a fourth-year, undergraduate student who is judged to have written the best essay on a topic related to the study of Canada.

The Odessa Prize for The Study of Canada was established by Irvin Studin, a York alumnus and former Rhodes scholar. Mr. Studin was the editor of What is a Canadian? Forty-three Thought-Provoking Responses (Douglas Gibson Books, McClelland & Stewart, 2006). The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, the book is dedicated to his parents, who were from Odessa. The Odessa Prize was made possible by the generous donation of profits from the sale of the book.

For further information, please contact: Laura Taman, 416-736-5499

Odessa Prize Winners

2014-15: Jesse Thistle (History), "We are children of the river’: Toronto’s Lost Métis History."

2013-14: Catherine Timms (History), "Frederick G. Gardiner: An Exploration of High Modernism and the Metropolitan Toronto Council, 1953-1961

2012-13: Lindsay Moore (Anthropology and Communication and Culture), "Touring Toronto: Experiential Narratives of History, Culture and Identity"

2010-11: Lotoya Jackson (English), "Compromises of Success: Politics of Representation and Paratext in Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes