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

C. A. DunningAwarded by recommendation of the Department of Economics to the departmental medalist and to the student who has written the best B.A.

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.

Doug PurvisEstablished by the family, friends and colleagues of Professor D.

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. 

Established by the associates and students of Professor F.A. Knox a master of the art of teaching, who taught in the Department of Economics of Queen's University from 1924 to 1965. Awarded to the student with the highest standing in either ECON 331 or 332.

Established in April 2008 by Tobias Schraven, B.A. (Hons.) 2000, M.A. 2001, and David Schraven, B.A. (Hons.) 2004. Awarded on the basis of academic performance in courses in econometrics, financial economics, and/or game theory to international students who are registered in, or graduating from a B.A. (Honours) program with a major in either Economics or Applied Economics.