Medals for Academic Achievement

Governor General’s Medal

Awarded annually in the Fall to a graduate student at the head of the graduating class and in the Spring to two undergraduate students standing at the head of the graduating class. Donor: Her Excellency the Governor General of Canada.

Chancellor’s Medal

Awarded annually in the name of the Chancellor of the University to a graduating undergraduate student of outstanding academic achievement.

President’s Medal

Awarded annually in the name of the President of the University to the student with the highest standing in a general degree program of studies.

University Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work—Doctoral Level

Awarded, when merited, for outstanding graduate work at the doctoral level.

University Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work—Master’s Level

Awarded, when merited, for outstanding graduate work at the master’s level.

University Medal – Undergraduate Level

Awarded annually, when merited, to the graduating students standing highest in architectural studies, arts, cognitive science, commerce, communication and media studies, computer science, economics, engineering, global and international studies, health sciences, humanities, industrial design, information technology,  international business, journalism, journalism and humanities, mathematics, music, public affairs and policy management, science, and social work.

Senate Medals for Outstanding Academic Achievement — Graduate

Awarded, when merited, to graduating students of outstanding academic achievement.

Senate Medals for Outstanding Academic Achievement — Undergraduate

Awarded, when merited, to graduating students of outstanding academic achievement.

Carleton University Awards

Board of Governors Award for Outstanding Community Achievement

The Board of Governors Award recognizes voluntary involvement in the not-for-profit sector and as such, is intended primarily to honour non-academic work while pursuing a full-time program of study at Carleton University.

Founders Award

Carleton University’s highest non-academic honour recognizes and pays tribute to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Carleton University through their dedication, generosity and commitment to the values of the university.

Henry Marshall Tory Award

Presented annually to a graduating Carleton University student who has shown a high degree of academic achievement and has indicated an interest in the university by broad participation in extra-curricular affairs of a constructive nature pertaining to the university, the Carleton University Students’ Association and the Carleton community.