The following major prizes and distinctions are awarded annually at the graduation reception. Information on other awards and bursaries may be found here.

Awarded by recommendation of the Department of Economics to the departmental medalist and to the student who has written the best B.A. Honours thesis in economics. If the Awards Committee of the Department of Economics deems that there is no suitable candidate for the best B.A. Honours thesis, then the full value of the prize will be awarded to the departmental medalist.

Awarded annually by the University to the graduating candidate who has demonstrated academic excellence in an honours degree, and who is deemed by the Department to have achieved the highest standing in a Plan offered by that Department. Normally, a Department may nominate only one candidate for a medal.

Established by the family, friends and colleagues of Professor D. Purvis in memory of his outstanding contributions to Canadian economics, to Queen's, and to the Department of Economics. Awarded by recommendation of the Department of Economics to the graduating student who has written the best fourth-year research paper in Economics (ECON 480 - ECON 499).

Honourable Mentions are awarded to those students whose overall achievement in Economics has been outstanding.

Established by friends and colleagues in memory of James Bocking, B.A. (Hon.) 1969, M.A. 1972, and awarded to the student with the highest standing in ECON 445, Industrial Organization and Public Policy.

This prize is awarded annually to the individual who, through their involvement in the teaching of undergraduate economics at Queen's, has shown that they possess and consistently apply the skills required to excel in their role as instructor, mentor and motivator for their students.