The Brian M. Keenan Prize
2022 PRIZE NOTICE:
We regret to inform you that the 2022 prize will not be issued due to an error in data management and storage. All applications and anonymized papers are unretrievable and we are unable to notify the applicants. This issue was caused by user error, and is not the behaviour of a bad actor. We sincerely apologize for the oversight and take seriously the privacy and integrity of applicant data.
As a volunteer board, we made changes to our processes in 2022 that resulted in the accidental deletion of applications. As such there will be no winner announced from the 2022 applicants. The board will continue to make every attempt to recover the 2022 files. If we unable to recover the applications and files, we will issue two prizes in 2023: one which extends the graduate restriction by one year; and, one standard prize. We will also reach out to our undergraduate department network in Canada.
Nicholas Duguay is the winner of the 2021 Keenan Prize for the paper The Problem of Stability: A Case for Civic Friendship in the Rawlsian Society.
Learn more about Dr. Brian M. Keenan through his students and colleagues, and the spirit of our independent student-run award for undergraduate students in Canada.