George Edward Clerk (1815-1875) was a prominent Montreal Catholic and editor of that City’s True Witness and Catholic Chronicle. A Scottish Canadian who had a bright and inquisitive mind, Clerk accepted Bishop Bourget’s challenge to launch an English-speaking Catholic newspaper. His service of the written word lives on as the Canadian Catholic Historical Association presents the George Edward Clerk Award, awarded biennially, for outstanding contributions to Catholic history.
The award is made on the basis of one or more of the following criteria:
1. Excellence in writing or researching the history of Catholics and the Catholic Church.
2. Service to the administration of the CCHA/SCHEC.
3. Excellence in the field of Catholic archives or teaching Catholic history.
The selection committee asks you to send in a name you would like to nominate for the Clerk Award 2020. The recipient will be honoured with the Clerk Medallion which will be presented at the annual CCHA banquet on 3 June 2020 at the Western University, London, Ontario. Please send your nomination by 1 March 2020 to the Chair of the nominations committee, Dr. Peter Baltutis.
Submit a nomination
Please submit your nomination below or e-mail your nomination to Peter Baltutis at firstname.lastname@example.org.