Awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled full-time in either the M.A. in Public Administration or the Ph.D. in Public Policy. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will make the award upon the recommendation of the Dean of Public Affairs and Management. This award has been created in honour of the fiftieth anniversary of Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration, which offered Canada’s first-ever university program in Public Administration and is proud to have provided leadership in teaching and research in these disciplines in Canada and abroad since 1953.