Undergraduate Awards

Students writing papers at UBC Okanagan

Peter and Clair Harnetty Prize

A cash prize has been endowed by Peter and Claire Harnetty for a student in second, third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Arts Program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science at The University of British Columbia Okanagan. The prize is made on the recommendation of the Faculty to recognize an outstanding essay in a History course. Dr. Peter Harnetty is a Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies at The University of British Columbia.

Award Winners

Year Student Name Essay Title
2018 Megan Butchart The Naked Truth: The Role of Photojournalism in the American Civil Rights Movement
2017 Richard McCurrach Radios and Rifles: Armed Resistance Groups during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
2016 Lou Henderson  A ‘Generalized Promiscuity’: Braudel’s Longue Durée and Interdisciplinarity


Undergraduate Research Awards (URA)

The Department of History and Sociology and the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences offer awards to support exceptional research experiences for students at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

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