The thesis supervisors nominate theses for thesis awards that carry cash prizes. The supervisor nominates by sending an additional copy of the thesis, with a nominating letter detailing how the thesis is superior, to the Thesis Prize Committee Chairs for the year. These chairs will be announced to the supervisors in late April. Theses which were submitted earlier, for the previous September and February degree dates, may be considered for prizes in the following spring. Questions from supervisors (not students) about prizes should be referred to the appropriate faculty member, when announced. Students cannot nominate their own theses. Prizes are awarded at a Department party.