2019: Dr. Sarah Kastner from York University for her paper “Between Zimbabwe and Canada: On Yvonne Vera’s Transatlantic Archives.”
2018: Laura Gerlitz, a student in the third year of the Master of Library and Information Studies and Master of Arts in Humanities Computing program at the University of Alberta for her paper, “‘How to Sell a Harlequin: Bringing the Digital Humanities into Reader’s Advisory.”
2017: Adrien Rannaud, postdoctoral researcher at the Université de Sherbrooke for his paper, “Diriger un magazine féminin dans les années 1950: La Revue moderne, creuset de la littérature en régime médiatique.”
2016: Christopher Doody, a PhD candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature at Carleton University for his project “‘Now, my Boy, Listen to Daddy’: William Arthur Deacon and his Influence on the Governor General’s Literary Awards”.
2015: Dr. Simran Thadani (Independent Scholar) for her project “The Case of the Unsigned Letters: Investigating a Unique Anonymous Writing-Book, London?, 1590?/1656.”
2014: Rachel Bryant, a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of New Brunswick, for “Towards the (In)digitization of the Archive: Preserving, Sharing, and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge in New Brunswick”.