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 2018 or Spring 2019 Convocation:

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

Medal recipients are selected using the 

 along with a letter of reference that highlights the student's various strengths and accomplishments, provided by each of the Supervisor(s), the Supervisory Committee, and/or other Faculty Members, and the External Examiner (each reference letter requires the form).  All documents are to be submitted electronically to the appropriate email by the associated deadline (see table below).

The School of Graduate Studies or appropriate Faculty will pull for the following information from the system to complete the application:

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

 

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 April 22, 2019 noon sgs@uleth.ca
Master of Fine Arts April 22, 2019 noon sgs@uleth.ca
Master of Music April 22, 2019 noon sgs@uleth.ca
Master of Nursing April 22, 2019 noon masternursing@uleth.ca
Master of Science April 22, 2019 noon sgs@uleth.ca
Doctor of Philosophy April 22, 2019 noon sgs@uleth.ca
Master of Science (Management) April 22, 2019 noon msc.management@uleth.ca
Master of Education April 15, 2019 noon susan.pollock@uleth.ca
Master of Counselling April 15, 2019 noon susan.pollock@uleth.ca