What’s in a name?

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2012 – New names for ASPP and scholarly book prizes

After more than seven decades, the Aid to Scholarly Publication Program (ASPP) becomes increasingly competitive. To highlight its emphasis on scholarly excellence, the program is renamed the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program in 2012. The year prior, the four scholarly book prizes are renamed from four separate names (see 1991 in timeline) to simply the “Canada Prizes” to bring them under one umbrella and increase their appeal to a broader audience.