We are pleased to announce that MSc Forestry graduate, Jennifer Burt, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record in the graduating class for the Master’s degree with thesis. At UBC there is only one award for approximately 1,000 master’s graduates and one award for more than 300 Doctoral graduates.
For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. They are the most prestigious award students in Canadian schools can receive. Medals are presented on behalf of the Governor General of Canada by participating educational institutions, along with a personalized certificate signed by the Governor General. The medal will be presented to Ms Burt during the May Congregation ceremonies.
See the Governor General of Canada website for complete information on the Governor General’s Academic Medal, including past recipients.