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September 30, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Research Awards



The following are scholarly books or articles that I have written or co-authored that have received recognition from various award competitions.

  • 2014. Finalist for the 2014 Donald Smiley Prize for the best book published in English in the field relating to the study of government and politics in Canada. The shortlisted book: Christopher Alcantara. 2013. Negotiating the Deal: Comprehensive Land Claims Negotiations in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

  • 2014. Ontario Early Researcher Award: $150,000 ($100,000 from the Ontario government and $50,000 from WLU).

  • 2013. Finalist for the 2013 McMenemy Prize for the best article published in English or French in volume 45 of the Canadian Journal of Political Science. The nominated article: Gary Wilson and Christopher Alcantara, "Mixing Politics and Business in the Canadian Arctic: Inuit Corporate Governance in Nunavik and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region." Canadian Journal of Political Science Vol. 45 No. 4. According to the jury report: "Wilson and Alcantara boldly depart from existing assumptions about the nature of the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian state, and compel us to rethink our understanding of the challenges faced by contemporary Aboriginal governance."

  • 2012. Winner of the J.E. Hodgetts Award for the best article in English appearing in the 2011 issues of the Canadian Public Administration journal.  The winning article: Jen Nelles and Christopher Alcantara. 2011. "Strengthening the Ties that Bind? An Analysis of Aboriginal-Municipal Intergovernmental Agreements in Canada." Canadian Public Administration Vol. 54 No. 3, pp. 315-334.

  • 2011. Finalist for the 2010-2011 Donner Prize for the best book published on a topic relating to Canadian Public Policy.  The shortlisted book: Tom Flanagan, Christopher Alcantara, and Andre Le Dressay. 2010. Beyond the Indian Act: Restoring Aboriginal Property Rights. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press.

  • 2005. Winner of the David Watson Memorial Trust and Award, which is awarded annually for "the paper published in the Queen's Law Journal judged to make the most significant contribution to legal scholarship. The winning article: Tom Flanagan and Christopher Alcantara. 2004. "Individual Property Rights on Canadian Indian Reserves." Queen's Law Journal Vol. 29 No. 2 489.