Awarded annually, by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Canada Studies, to outstanding graduate student(s) in the School of Canadian Studies. Endowed in 2001 by friends, colleagues and former students in honour of Dr. Robert McDougall, Founding Director of the Institute of Canadian Studies, whose willingness to take risks and look to the future made a significant contribution to the intellectual and cultural history of Canada.