Ellen Gutterman, the newest faculty member of the Political Science Department at York’s Glendon College, knew that she had a 25 per cent chance of winning this year’s Vincent Lemieux Prize, as one of the four finalists for the best PhD thesis submitted at a Canadian university within the past two years (see the May 29 issue of YFile). She was still overwhelmed when she was announced as the winner at this year’s Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences, held at the University of Sakatchewan in Saskatoon, May 26 to June 2.
Right: Ellen Gutterman
"The awards dinner in Saskatoon [on May 29th] was lots of fun," said Gutterman. "It was great to be honoured in this way and it felt extra nice to hear the cheers of many supportive colleagues when the presenter called my name. I could not have been more delighted."
Gutterman’s thesis, titled On Corruption and Compliance: Explaining State Compliance with the 1997 OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, earned her a PhD from the University of Toronto in 2005.
The Vincent Lemieux Prize is named after the eminent political scientist, Professor Vincent Lemieux of the University of Laval, and awarded biennially by the Canadian Political Science Association to the author of the best PhD thesis submitted at a Canadian university within the past two years, in English or in French, in any sub-field of political science.
Submitted by Glendon communications officer Marika Kemeny.