2021 Marie Tremaine Medal Announcement

The Awards Committee of the Bibliographical Society of Canada/ La Société bibliographique du Canada (BSC-SbC) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Marie Tremaine Medal for excellence in bibliography has been awarded to Dr. Benoît Melançon of the Université de Montréal. As the recipient of the Tremaine Medal, he will also be presented with the Watters-Morley Prize, a cash award named in honour of the distinguished Canadian bibliographers, Reginal Watters and William Morley.

The Marie Tremaine Medal is awarded by the Bibliographical Society of Canada for outstanding service to Canadian bibliography, and for distinguished publication in either English or French in that field. Over the years, the Tremaine Medal has recognized the achievements of Canada’s foremost bibliographers.

Dr. Benoît Melançon’s strong body of bibliographical work, combined with a steadfast commitment to teaching meticulous bibliographical and documentary techniques, demonstrates a significant and on-going contribution to bibliographical studies in Canada. In addition he has mastered how to design effective online bibliographies and willingly shared that expertise with appreciative peers.

On behalf of bibliographers and book historians in Canada and beyond, we thank him for his stellar work and for being an inspiration to so many over his career.


Scott Schofield (Chair), Christopher Lyons, Alison Rukavina
BSC-SbC Awards Committee

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