Congratulations Thomas C. McCarthy!
CSN Best MA (or Equivalent) Thesis or Major Research Paper in Canadian Studies Prize winner

This is a well-written and fascinating study of the ways in which, over time, ordinary people have related to Lake Ontario and imposed a variety of meanings upon it. The thesis involves an extensive examination of writing—of many sorts—about the lake and its people as well as field work. It is a personal geography. Littoral Trouble promises to contribute to the scholarly literature in the human geography of Ontario and Canada, as well as to the field of Canadian Studies and the rich scholarship within it that addresses space, place, and identity construction. It is a pleasure to read McCarthy’s clear and accessible prose. In the spirit of our multi- and interdisciplinary field, it draws extensively from a variety of scholarly “ways of knowing.”

The CSN thanks Félix Mathieu, Anne-José Villeneuve and Andrew Holman, who served as committee members for this prize.