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Governor General’s Academic Medal – Gold

Category: Graduate Students
Value: Variable
Application Deadline: Variable

A gold medal presented on behalf of and in the name of the Governor General of Canada to the student graduating with the highest academic standing in a graduate (i.e. Master’s) degree program. This medal is awarded for academic excellence only. The selection for the GG Gold Academic Medal is the responsibility of the Graduate Scholarship Committee which is comprised of the members of the Admissions and Scholarship Committee (ASC) and the Dean of Graduate Studies. The following points shall serve as guidelines for the award of the Medal:

1. Open to students enrolled in the Masters of Information Systems Security Management (MISSM) degree program, Masters of Information Systems Assurance Management (MISAM) and the Masters of Arts on Biblical and Christian Studies (MABCS).

2. Normally, only students whose course progression has the greatest integrity are considered; i.e. students who complete their program in the normal length of the program.

3. Academic standing is based on both the graduate grade point average (GGPA), calculated using the required credits for the degree, the strength of the research record, and/or the strength of the thesis. The strength of the research record and/or the strength of the thesis are based on the recommendation of the Graduate Program.

4. Thesis advisors and secondary readers will provide written statements that evaluate the thesis quality based on the originality of the work and the contribution to the field.