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Convocation Prizes

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).

Nominations put forward for the Governor General's Gold Medal will also be considered for the McGill Alumni Association Graduate Award (all disciplines), Gordon A. Maclachlan Prize (Biological and Health Sciences), the K.B. Jenkes Prize (Social Sciences and Humanities) and the D.W. Ambridge Prize (Physical Sciences and Engineering).

These awards will be presented at the June convocation.


McGill Alumni Association Graduate Award Cash award of $1,500
Gordon A. Maclachlan Prize Cash award of $900
K.B. Jenkes Prize Cash award of $600
D.W. Ambridge Prize Cash award of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque


Department Nomination to GPS Wednesday, April 7st, 2015

Nomination guidelines and form