The Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy was established at Simon Fraser University in 1993 to honour and encourage work that provokes and/or contributes to the understanding of controversy.
The Sterling Prize Committee is looking for work that challenges complacency. The Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy is awarded annually to a recipient whose work presents new ways of looking at the world, ways that are daring and creative. Whether a student, a staff member, or an academic at SFU, or a member of the community who has a connection to the University, the prize winner is selected for decidedly unconventional and distinctly untraditional work that provokes a wide audience.
The winner receives a cash award of $5,000 and makes a public presentation at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
The Committee formally calls for nominations for the Sterling Prize, to be submitted to: The Sterling Prize Committee, c/o the Vice-President, Academic office, no later than February 27, 2009. Nomination forms and submission guidelines can be found at: www.sfu.ca/sterlingprize