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One gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a doctoral student. A second gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved most outstanding academic record as a Master’s student completing a thesis. This is an opportunity to honour the best in the graduating class within the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, as there is only one award for more than 2,000 Master’s graduates and one award for more than 500 doctoral graduates. Medals are presented on behalf of the Governor General of Canada by participating educational institutions, along with a personalized certificate signed by the Governor General. There is no monetary award associated with the medals.
Students must have submitted the final copy of their thesis to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.
Graduate programs must check with their respective Dean’s Office for their Faculty’s internal nomination deadline. Internal nomination deadlines are normally several weeks before the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies deadline. Each graduate program nomination must include the following:
All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
UBC transcript: The ”Academic History” document requested from your graduate program. Official transcripts ordered from Enrollment Services are also acceptable. SSC grade summary page is not acceptable.
Other transcripts: Official transcripts are preferred, where possible. Due to COVID-19, unofficial transcripts are also acceptable in cases where an official transcript cannot be obtained in time. Unofficial transcripts must still be authentic, up to date and complete.
Transcripts must be complete and up to date – issued in Fall 2022 if currently registered, or after the last term completed if not currently registered.
Deans review nominations submitted by their graduate programs and nominate up to two students to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, one for the Master’s medal and one for the doctoral medal. Each Faculty nomination must include the following:
Nomination materials must be submitted electronically. When you're ready to submit your nomination materials, please contact email@example.com. We will create a shared folder in Sharepoint and provide instructions for uploading files.
The deadline for disciplinary Faculties to submit their nominations to G+PS is 4:00 pm on Friday, March 10, 2023.
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will form a committee to review the recommendations from all Faculties and select the two winners.
Winners are typically presented with a medal and certificate at the Spring convocation ceremony.
Questions about Governor General's Gold Medal should be directed to Joanne Tsui at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genral information about the Governor General's Academic Medals can be found on the website for the Governor General of Canada.