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.
From the list of students graduating in the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 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:
- 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||April 23, 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Master of Fine Arts||April 23, 2018 email@example.com|
|Master of Music||April 23, 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Master of Nursing||April 23, 2018 email@example.com|
|Master of Science||April 23, 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Doctor of Philosophy||April 23, 2018 email@example.com|
|Master of Science (Management)||April 23, 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Master of Education||April 16, 2018 email@example.com|
|Master of Counselling||April 16, 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org|