The CCHA established the Paul A. Bator Memorial Award in 2001 to honour the memory of Paul Bator, a young scholar who edited Historical Studies from 1993 to 1995. It is awarded biennially to the author of the article judged to be the best published by Historical Studies in the previous two years. Articles are judged “on their originality and depth of research, importance to the historiography, and prose excellence.” Prize winners receive a book and scroll.

Past Recipients of the Award include

  •  2019 – Mark McGowan “Uncomfortable Pews: The Catholic Bishops and the Making of Confederation, CCHA Historical Studies Vol. 84 (2018
  • 2015 – Kevin Anderson “‘I am…the very essence of a Protestant’: Arthur Lower, Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Nationalism, 1939-1959″ HS. vol. 81 (2015)
  • 2013 – Michael Wilcox “‘To meet more perfectly the wants of our people here:’ The Christian Brothers and the Process of Anglicization in Ontario, 1850-1925” HS, vol. 79 (2013)
  • 2011- Dr. Peter Meehan ” ‘Purified Socialism’ and the Church in Saskatchewan: Tommy Douglas, Philip Pocock and Hospitalization, 1944-1948″ HS, vol. 77 (2011)
  • 2009 – David Webster “Canadian Catholics and the East Timor Struggle, 1975-99” HS, vol. 75 (2009)
  • 2007 – Myrslaw Tataryn “Harvesting Heritage Seeds: The Role of the Ukrainskyi holes in the Formation of the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Canada” HS, vol. 71 (2005)
  • 2005 – Mark McGowan “The Maritime Region and the Building of a Canadian Church: The Case of the Diocese of Antgonish after Confederation” HS, vol. 70 (2004)
  • 2003 – Mark McGowan “What did Michael Power Really Want?” Questions Regarding the Origins of Catholic Separate Schools in Canada West” HS, vol. 68 (2002)
  • 2001 – Patricia McConnell Killen “Writing the Pacific Northwest into Canadian and US Catholic History,” HS, vol. 66 (2000)