Awards and prizes

Matthew Kohlenberg Memorial Award in Philosophy

Established in memory of Matthew Kohlenberg in 2013 by his family and friends, on the recommendation of the Department of Philosophy, the award will be given to a returning full-time Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Philosophy who demonstrates (1) a passion for learning evidenced by academic excellence together with active and inclusive participation in the learning process; and (2) either (i) well-rounded engagement and camaraderie within the university community or (ii) financial need. As an Honours Philosophy student at Acadia, Matthew searched for truth and meaning. He had passion and purpose. Matthew was always smiling and enjoyed engaging with people. He was genuine, compassionate, creative, articulate and had a sharp mind.

Preston Warren Prize in Philosophy

Awarded annually to the returning student whom the Department judges to be the most outstanding student on the basis of academic performance in philosophy. If the Department so judges, it may decline to award the Prize in a given year. Dr. Warren graduated from Acadia in 1925 with a B.A. (Th.) and later went on to be a professor at Bucknell University. The prize is provided for through gifts from family members in Dr. Warren's memory.

University Medal in Philosophy

The University Medal in Philosophy is awarded at each Spring Convocation to the graduating student who has the highest average in Philosophy, provided that he or she has an 'A' average in the major and a minimum average of 'B' in the courses presented for his or her degree.