McGill University is entitled to two Governor General's Gold Medals each year. One medal is awarded to the most outstanding graduating Master's or Doctoral student in the Natural Sciences, including Biological, Physical or Engineering. The other is awarded to the top graduate in Human Sciences (Social Sciences and Humanities).
The Tomlinson Postdoctoral Fellowships are recruitment fellowships for new postdoctoral scholars accepted into a postdoctoral research position at any department at McGill University.
Richard H. Tomlinson (PhD '48, McGill University) enjoyed a career in Chemistry that won him national recognition as a university teacher and success as an inventor and entrepreneur. In the year 2000, he created this exceptional series of recruitment student awards with the aim of giving the finest young minds the opportunity to study at McGill University.