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Eligibility The Governor-General of Canada offers two annual gold medals called The Governor Generalís Gold Medal to recognize the outstanding performance of graduate students. These awards are based on overall academic excellence.

Eligibility for the medals is open to all students who will convocate with a Masterís or a Ph.D. at Spring Convocation or who graduated the previous Winter or Fall at the University of Manitoba. NOTE: For the current competition only Master's and Doctoral students who intend to convocate in May 2018, or who convocated in February, 2018 or October, 2017 are eligible for this competition.

One gold medal will be awarded to a Masterís student and one gold medal will be awarded to a Doctoral student.

Value One Gold Medal at the Master's level, and one gold medal at the Doctoral level
Currency Canadian
Tenable at No details on tenability available
Deadlines April 11
Application Details Each Faculty/School/College may nominate up to two Masterís and two Doctoral students for each of the Governor Generalís Gold Medals, respectively.

Nomination must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies on or before the deadline and are to include:

(1)a letter from the Dean/Director of the Faculty/School/College giving a detailed rationale for the nomination;

(2)the nomineeís curriculum vitae;

(3)a copy of the nomineeís University of Manitoba transcript;

(4)a brief, written statement by the nominee (500 words maximum) summarizing the significance of their accomplishments and knowledge gained during their graduate program (e.g., research and related accomplishments, knowledge acquired, etc.).

(5)a letter of support from the advisor, unit head, or graduate chair; and,

(6)a copy of the report from the external examiner for PhD students

Nomination packages can be submitted to:

Sara Sealey, Awards Assistant
Governor General's Gold Medal
Faculty of Graduate Studies
500 University Centre

Or alternatively they can be emailed as a PDF attachment to Sara Sealey, Awards Assistant, Faculty of Graduate Studies at sara.sealey@umanitoba.ca - she will accept nominations on behalf of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The selection committee will be named by the Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate).The selection committee will include the Dean and Associate Dean(s) of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and three members of the Executive Committee representing areas of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities and Medical and Health Sciences or designates. The Dean shall act as Chair.

Please check with your faculty/unit if you are interested in being nominated for the award. The deadline for faculties and units to have their nominations to FGS is April 11th, 2018, however the deadline by which a faculty/unit wants to have nominations submitted to them will most likely be earlier. Please check with your department for their submission deadline.

Updated: March 6th, 2018

Questions can be directed to: Sara Sealey, Awards Assistant at sara.sealey@umanitoba.ca


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