Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of History to outstanding graduate students entering or continuing a Masters or PhD degree in History. Preference will be given to students pursuing a topic related to the political history of Canada such as, but not limited to: the history of political parties, leaders and legislators; legislation and legislative debate, Canadian politics and elections at all levels of government; the founding of Canada and of Canadian provinces and territories; constitutional debates and reform; Canadian and provincial/territorial ‘nationalism’; foreign policy and international economic and trade policy, multilateralism/bilateralism; immigration and refugee policy; diasporas in Canada and the Canadian diaspora abroad.  Endowed in 2020 by Dr. Roy Brent Norton.