Governor General’s Gold Medal and Medal of Merit for Graduate Studies

Each academic year, the Governor General’s Gold Medal is awarded to the graduate student with the highest academic standing overall and a Medal of Merit is awarded to the student in each graduate program with the highest academic standing in that program.

Selection Process

From the list of students graduating in the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 Convocation:

  • The Medal Committee (Graduate Council Executive) will select the recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal; and
  • Each Graduate Program Committee will recommend to the Medal Committee the recipient of that program’s Medal of Merit.

Medal recipients are selected using the Confidential Appraisal form (including a letter of reference that highlights the student's various strengths and accomplishments) provided by the Supervisor, the Supervisory Committee, and/or other Faculty Members, and the External Examiner, as well as the student's:

  • CV;
  • Transcripts;
  • Abstract;
  • Thesis/research or project report.

All documents are to be submitted electronically to the appropriate email (see table below).

NOTE: Only one set of this documentation need be submitted by Supervisors who are proposing a candidate for both the Medal of Merit and the Governor General’s Gold Medal as it will be used for selection of both medals.

Deadlines to Submit Nominations

It is the Supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that documentation (above) required for a nomination for the Medal of Merit and/or the Governor General’s Gold Medal is provided to the respective Graduate Program office by the respective deadline.

Program Internal Deadline Submit to:
Master of Arts Monday April 24, 2017 noon sgs@uleth.ca
Master of Fine Arts Monday April 24, 2017 noon sgs@uleth.ca
Master of Music Monday April 24, 2017 noon sgs@uleth.ca
Master of Nursing Monday April 24, 2017 noon hsgs@uleth.ca
Master of Science Monday April 24, 2017 noon sgs@uleth.ca
Doctor of Philosophy Monday April 24, 2017 noon sgs@uleth.ca
Master of Science (Management) Monday April 24, 2017 noon msc.management@uleth.ca
Master of Education Monday April 24, 2017 noon susan.pollock@uleth.ca
Master of Counselling Monday April 24, 2017 noon susan.pollock@uleth.ca