Awards

The Government of Canada has honored two former editors of Québec Studies, Karen Gould and Robert Schwartzwald, with the Governor General’s Award for International Canadian Studies.

The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States has awarded its highest honor, the Donner Medal, to former ACQS executive board members Mary Jean Green, Richard Beach, Jeanne Kissner, and Karen Gould, and the late ACQS member Myrna Delson-Karan.

The International Council for Canadian Studies presented its Certificate of Merit to former ACQS executive board member and Québec Studies editor Jane Moss.

The Conseil supérieur de la langue française has named former Québec Studies editor Marc V. Levine, the late ACQS member Myrna Delson-Karan, ACQS members Ginette Adamson and Samia Spencer, and former ACQS executive board member and Québec Studies editor Jane Moss to the Ordre des francophones d’Amérique.

The Conseil supérieur de la langue française has also awarded the Prix du 3-Juillet-1608 to the American Council for Québec Studies in 2005 for exemplary contributions to expanding awareness of North American French language and culture. The prize came with a sculpture entitled “Semis” by artist Sylvia Safdie that is currently on display at the Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine.

Prix d’excellence en études québécoises

The Prix d’excellence en études québécoises (known as the Prix du Québec until 2022) honors US based non-Canadian scholars for outstanding scholarship and service in the area of Québec studies. The award is made by the ACQS executive board in consultation with the Government of Québec at the biennial ACQS conference.

Past Winners:

    • Dr. Jeanne Kissner – 1994
      Dr. Robert Gill – 1996
      Dr. Martin Lubin – 1998
      Dr. Mary Jean Green – 2000
      Dr. Jane Moss – 2002
      Dr. Joe Lemay – 2004
      Dr. Émile Talbot – 2006
      Dr. Robert Whelan – 2008
      Dr. Roseanna Dufault – 2010
      Dr. Leslie Choquette – 2012
      Dr. Patrick Coleman – 2014
    • Dr. Kevin J. Christiano – 2016
    • Dr. Miléna Santoro – 2018
    • Dr. David Massell – 2022

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is given periodically to an individual for meritorious contributions to the field of Québec studies. The award is not restricted by citizenship or academic affiliation. The award is made by the ACQS executive board in consultation with the Governement of Québec.

Past Winners:

      • Dr. Robert Schwartzwald – 2006
        Dr. Raymond Pelletier – 2012
        Dr. Samuel Fisher – 2014
        Dr. Jane Moss – 2018
        Dr. Amy Reid – 2022