Gold Key Awards

The Gold Key Award is given by the Macdonald Branch of the McGill Alumni Association to worthy students in recognition of their outstanding contribution to extra-curricular activities at the Macdonald Campus. It is open to all students who are currently registered and have studied at the Macdonald Campus for a period of at least one year, and who are in good academic standing. A student may only receive the Award once. The Gold Key Award is separate from and independent of the McGill Scarlet Key Award.

Any employee, student or graduate of Macdonald Campus may nominate worthy students.  This is an award for which one is nominated. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Students nominated for the Award must show leadership and excellence in the promotion and development of extra­curricular activities at Macdonald, to the benefit of the Macdonald community as a whole. Selection will be based on the extent and effectiveness of involvement, leadership shown, ability to work with peers and continuity of programs.

A committee selected by the Macdonald Branch of the McGill Alumni Association will screen all nominations. Those students selected for the Gold Key Award will be publicly acknowledged and awarded gold pins during the Founder's Day Celebrations 2020.


The 2019 Awards were presented during Founder's Day Celebrations, February 7, 2019. Congratulations to all the recipients!

L-R: Mandy Jian (Food Science/Nutritional Science); Behrouz Tilyayev (Food Science); Nancy He (Food Science/Nutritional Science); Pragya Tiwary (MSc candidate - Food Science); Emma Rollins (Life Sciences); Alice Lefebvre (Bioresource Engineering)