Convocating Honours - Academic

The information below pertains to awards that may be administered at Convocation 2015 - 2016. Award values may change from values awarded in previous years.

Governor General's Silver Medals, Alberta Premier's Silver Medal and RT Honourable CD Howe Memorial Fellowship

The Governor General's Silver Medal, Alberta Premier's Silver Medal and RT Honourable CD Howe Memorial Fellowship recognize the top academic students graduating from an undergraduate degree program. They are the most prestigious convocating undergraduate awards awarded by the University of Alberta.

The Governor General's Silver Medal

Field of Study: Open

Value: a Governor General's Silver Medal

Number: 3

Conditions: To be awarded annually to the three undergraduate students who achieve the highest academic standing overall upon graduation from his/her Bachelor degree program. Recipients will be chosen from a list of nominees (one nominee per Faculty) submitted by each Faculty.  Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic standing.

Donor: His Excellency, the Governor General

Alberta Premier's Silver Medal

Field of Study: Open

Field of Study: Law, Medicine and Dentistry, or Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Value: Silver Medal

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to the undergraduate student who achieves the highest academic standing throughout his or her undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, or Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Recipient will be chosen from a list of nominees (one nominee per faculty) submitted by the Faculties of Law, Medicine and Dentistry and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Selection based on academic standing and academic excellence.

Donor: University of Alberta

The RT Honourable CD Howe Memorial Fellowship

Field of Study: Open

Value: $10,250

Number: 1

Conditions: To be awarded annually to the convocating student who attains the highest overall academic standing throughout their academic program at the University of Alberta. Students completing a degree in the professional programs of Law, Dentistry, and Medicine are ineligible for this award.

Donor: This award is permanently endowed by the CD Howe Memorial Foundation in honour of the late RT Honourable CD Howe.