The Wagner Award

Award History

This award has been established in honour of Norman E. Wagner. Wagner held positions at Wilfrid Laurier University (1962-1978) and was President of the University of Calgary (1978-1988). He served the CSBS as Secretary and then as President in 1976. He was also instrumental in the reorganization of the Society and establishing the Canadian Corporation for the Study of Religion.

His early interest in applications of technology ranged from computer analysis of pottery to transforming thousands of records of professional societies’ membership and subscription records from card files into electronic form, to electronic typesetting, and the impact of the information age on education and society generally.

Value

The award of $500 is announced each year at the CSBS Annual General Meeting.

Criteria

This award recognizes the innovative use of technology relating to biblical scholarship, which may include teaching, by a member of the CSBS. The award may honour a career contribution or a specific project. Emphasis will be given to pedagogical features such as educational and research potential, encouragement of critical thinking, user-involvement, facility of use, etc.

Selection Process

The Adjudication Committee will be appointed by the CSBS Executive with the Vice-President as Chair.

Nominations

Nominators must be CSBS members. Self-nominations are acceptable. Nominations are made in the member login area of the CSBS website. The nomination deadline is December 31.

Previous Winners

  • 2019: Not Awarded.
  • 2018: Not Awarded.
  • 2017: Not Awarded.
  • 2016: Not Awarded.
  • 2015: Richard Ascough, John Kloppenborg, et al. for the website: http://philipharland.com/greco-roman-associations/. 
  • 2014: Stanley Porter for the website: http://www.opentext.org.
  • 2013: Not Awarded.
  • 2012: Not Awarded.
  • 2011: Daniel Machiela and Andrew Perrin.
  • 2010: Philip A. Harland.
  • 2009: Tyler Williams.
  • 2008: Not Awarded.
  • 2007: Not Awarded.
  • 2006: Ken Penner, Ian Scott, and David Miller.
  • 2005: John L. McLaughlin.
  • 2004: Jean-Philippe Fontanille.
  • 2003: Mary Ann Beavis.
  • 2002: Richard Ascough.
  • 2001: Nicola Denzey.
  • 2000: Ehud Ben Zvi.
  • 1999: John C. Hurd.

Previous Winners:

  • 2019: Not Awarded
  • 2018: Not Awarded
  • 2017: Not Awarded
  • 2016: Not Awarded
  • 2015: Richard Ascough, John Kloppenborg, et al. for the website: http://philipharland.com/greco-roman-associations/. 
  • 2014: Stanley Porter for the website: http://www.opentext.org
  • 2013: not awarded
  • 2012: not awarded
  • 2011: Daniel Machiela and Andrew Perrin
  • 2010: Philip A. Harland
  • 2009: Tyler Williams
  • 2008: not awarded
  • 2007: not awarded
  • 2006: Ken Penner, Ian Scott, and David Miller
  • 2005: John L. McLaughlin
  • 2004: Jean-Philippe Fontanille
  • 2003: Mary Ann Beavis
  • 2002: Richard Ascough
  • 2001: Nicola Denzey
  • 2000: Ehud Ben Zvi
  • 1999: John C. Hurd