SSAC Calls for Martin Eli Weil Prize Submissions

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The Martin Eli Weil Prize is awarded annually by the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada to a student who submits an essay on the role played by the built environment in Canadian society.

The $250 prize and certificate will be awarded to the winner at the Annual Assembly of the Society, where the recipient will be invited to present a conference on their essay. The recipient’s travel and registration fees for the conference are covered as part of the prize. The winning essay will also be published by the Society.

All part-time and full-time students registered in a program leading to a university degree in a Canadian university are eligible; submissions from students registered in a foreign university, but dealing with a Canadian subject, are also invited.

The essay, in French or English, may deal with a specific building, contemporary or historic, whether existing or at a proposal stage; a complex of attached buildings; a specific building type (examined for its historical, functional, structural, or aesthetic importance); cultural landscape (parks, cemeteries, farms, etc.); the life of a person who has influenced the built environment; or a philosophical, sociological, or historical issue related to the built environment.

The deadline for entering is May 3, 2020.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the SSAC 2020 Conference, From Revival to Renewal, which was scheduled to be held in Montréal from May 20-23, 2020, has been postponed to 2021.

For more information, visit: Letter to Membership.

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