The Department of Geography 'First Paper Award' recognizes a major accomplishment in a graduate student’s research career, the publication of a sole or first-authored paper. This award will be given to current students at the time they publish their first sole or first lead authored paper based on research completed as a graduate student at UTM in the Department of Geography. Students who previously published a first-authored paper prior to beginning their graduate work at UTM will still be eligible for the award. Students will receive recognition from the department and a $100 award. The award will also be publicized on the department’s website and social media.
Students or the faculty with whom they’ve worked should provide the Associate Chair-Research with the information for their first paper upon successful acceptance of that paper for publication. The goal of the award is to recognize the achievements of our graduate students in accomplishing this important milestone in their research careers.
Award winners - 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023