Governor General's Academic Medal

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Silver Governor General's Academic Medal

The Governor General's Academic Medal is awarded to the student graduating with the highest grade point average from a Canadian high school, college or university program. They are presented by the educational institution on behalf of the Governor General.

History[edit]

The medals were created by Lord Dufferin, Canada's third Governor General after Confederation in 1873.

Criteria[edit]

To maintain a spirit of universality across the country, the medals are awarded on academic grades, and also include the qualities of students’ life; such as good citizenship, moral behaviour and, volunteer and community work. The Chancellery of Honours administers the Governor General’s Academic Medal. Canadian citizenship is not a prerequisite for the award.

Famous recipients[edit]

Famous recipients include:

Categories[edit]

Governor General’s Academic Medals are awarded at four levels.

  • Bronze – secondary school level
  • Collegiate Bronze – post-secondary, diploma level
  • Silver – undergraduate level
  • Gold – graduate level

There is no monetary award associated with the Medal.

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