DeGroote School of Business

Awards and Prizes

Business Administration PhD Program Scholarship in the Field of Management of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources

Value: $8,000

Established in 2013 for Business Administration PhD Program students in the field of Management of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources. To be awarded by the School of Graduate Studies based on the recommendation of the Associate Dean, (Graduate Studies and Research), in consultation with the Human Resources and Management Area Chair, in the Faculty of Business, to a student who has achieved high academic standing. Eligible students are required to have completed their course work and passed their comprehensive examination.

  • 2023 – Shuai Ren
  • 2022 – Javid Nafari
  • 2021 – Alexandra Lefcoe
  • 2020 – Jennifer Ho
  • 2019 – Mojan Naisani Samani
  • 2018 – Hamsa Gururaj
  • 2017 – Maggie (Minghui) Cheng
  • 2016 – Megan Murphy

DeGroote International Graduate PhD Student Scholarship

Value: $7,500

Established in 2023 for Business Administration PhD Program full-time international students. To be awarded by the DeGroote School of Business to full-time international students in year 2-4, who have demonstrated the highest degree of commitment, excellence, and integrity in scholarship, in both courses taken and in research, ranked by the Associate Dean and Ad Hoc PhD Operating Advisory Committee Members

  • 2023 – Kimia Ansari, Fatemeh Navazi, Babak Safaei, and Zeinab Vosooghi

The Norm Archer Endowed Prize

Value: $1,000

Established in 2002 by Professor Archer’s PhD students and the Faculty of Business, in honour of Professor Archer’s outstanding contribution to this students at the DeGroote School of Business. To be awarded to a student entering level 3 of the PhD program in Business Administration in the field of Information Systems who, in the judgment of the DeGroote School of Business, has demonstrated the highest degree of commitment, excellence and integrity in scholarship, in both courses taken and in research. The prize will be awarded at the discretion of the awards committee and may not be awarded annually.

  • 2023 – Babak Safaei
  • 2022 – Zeinab Vosooghi
  • 2021 – Fatma Elbabour
  • 2020 – Aydin Farrokhi
  • 2019 – Shuai Zhang
  • 2018 – Armagan Ozbilge
  • 2017 – Mariam Munawar
  • 2016 – Seyed Davod Hosseini
  • 2015 – Sepideh Ebrahimi
  • 2014 – Alireza Tajbakhsh
  • 2013 – Maryam Ghasemaghaei
  • 2012 – Sepandar Sepehr
  • 2011 – Zhiling Tu
  • 2010 – Hamed Qahri Saremi

The Mahmut Parlar Scholarship

Value: $1,000

Established in 2023 by Professor Mahmut Parlar. To be awarded by the School of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the DeGroote School of Business awards committee, to a student entering level 3 of the PhD program in Business Administration in the field of Management Science who, has demonstrated the highest degree of commitment, excellence, and integrity in scholarship, in both courses taken and in research. The scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the awards committee and may not be awarded annually.

Robert C. Joyner Doctoral Student Publication Prize

Value: $500

Established in 1993 in honour of Dr. Robert C. Joyner, Dean of the Faculty of Business from 1974-1979, under whose leadership the doctoral program was initiated. To be awarded annually to a student in the doctoral program in Business Administration who, in the judgment of the awards committee, publishes or has accepted for publication the best research paper in that year.

  • 2023 – Kimia Ansari
  • 2022 – Jennifer Ho
  • 2021 – Ramy Abdallah
  • 2020 – Aydin Farrokhi
  • 2019 – Maggie (Minghui) Cheng
  • 2018 – Davod Hosseini
  • 2017 – Sepideh Ebrahimi
  • 2016 – Azam Shamsi
  • 2015 – Maryam Ghasemaghaei
  • 2014 – Majid Taghavi
  • 2013 – Chuanqian Zhang
  • 2012 – Hangfei Guo
  • 2011 – James Chowhan
  • 2010 – Hamed Qahri Saremi

Community Engagement Student Leadership Award

Value: $250

This annual award recognizes students in the PhD program in Business Administration at the DeGroote School of Business. The award recipient will be a student who has demonstrated commitment to activities at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster and in the broader community during the past year. Nominees must highlight their engagement activities and explain to the awarding committee how they have made significant contributions to improving the community. These students lead and engage in activities and services that are not required as part of their professional duties as a PhD student. Examples of community engagement activities include participating on a faculty or university-wide committee or through external volunteer activities in the wider community.

Students from all fields and levels of the program are eligible to be faculty, peer, or self-nominated and they are encouraged to begin early in the program to make a larger impact. Nominees will complete a one-page detailed explanation of their community engagement and include their current CV. The award recipient will be determined by the awards committee and the award will be presented at the annual PhD award recognition event.

  • 2023 – Si Liu
  • 2022 – Nicole Rakowski
  • 2021 – Nicole Rakowski
  • 2020 – Mojan Naisani Samani
  • 2019 – Farnaz Ghaedipour
  • 2018 – Lynda van Dreumel
  • 2017 – Jodie Lobana
  • 2016 – Megan Murphy
  • 2015 – Alireza Tajbakhsh
  • 2014 – Sophia Yao

Academic Leadership Award

Value: $250

This annual award recognizes students in the PhD program in Business Administration at the DeGroote School of Business. The award recipient will be a student who has shown initiative in an academic context through leadership roles at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster and in the broader community during the past year. Nominees must demonstrate their leadership by illustrating the importance of the contributions to the academic environment whether it is to their specific field of study, to the school, or to the academic community as a whole. Examples of leadership initiatives include organizing an event or conference for their respective field and developing collaborations across interdisciplinary fields to reach an ultimate goal.

Students from all fields and all levels of the program are eligible to be faculty, peer, or self-nominated and they are encouraged to begin early in the program to make a larger impact. Nominees will complete a one-page detailed explanation of their leadership activities and include their current CV. The award recipient will be determined by the awards committee and the award will be presented at the annual PhD award recognition event.

  • 2023 – Kimia Ansari
  • 2022 – Si Liu
  • 2021 – Mahdi Abouei
  • 2020 – Ahmed Fares
  • 2019 – Naim Tajvarpour
  • 2018 – Nicole O’Brien
  • 2017 – Samira Farivar
  • 2016 – Firat Sayin
  • 2015 – Azam Shamsi
  • 2014 – Anna Sadovnikova, Saeed Shekari

Best PhD Student Instructor Award

Established in 2019, this annual award recognizes students working towards a PhD in the Business Administration program at the DeGroote School of Business, in any discipline, for demonstrated excellence in teaching. The award will be given to the PhD student instructor who has most demonstrated: both effectiveness as a teacher and the ability to enrich the learning experiences of undergraduate or graduate students through thoughtful and innovative incorporation of scholarship into their teaching methodology; and commitment to creativity and fostering a sense of discovery in the design and delivery of their courses. The award recipient will be determined by the Faculty Committee of Instruction. The award, in the form of a certificate, will be presented at the annual PhD award recognition event.

  • 2023 – Mohammad Moshtagh
  • 2022 – Mahdi Abouei
  • 2021 – Ramy Abdallah
  • 2020 – Minghui (Maggie) Cheng
  • 2019 – Efthymios Nikolakopoulos, Nour El Shamy

Sandra M. Stephens Memorial Award for Global Research Leaders – (not available in 2023/24 academic year)

Value: $2,000

Established in 2018 in memory of Sandra Marie Stephens, who offered tremendous support for both local and international PhD students during her tenure at the DeGroote School of Business. To be awarded by the School of Graduate Studies based on the recommendation of the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, in consultation with the Ph.D. Advisory Committee, in the Faculty of Business, to a student who displays global interest through, but not limited to, collection of primary data from overseas and/ or collaboration with international co-authors.

  • 2021 – Mojan Naisani Samani
  • 2020 – Seyedeh Parastoo Ostad
  • 2019 – Jennifer Green
  • 2018 – Bellraj Eapen

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