Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Lord Dufferin, Canada’s third Governor General after Confederation, created the Academic Medals in 1873 to encourage academic excellence across the nation. Over the years, they have become the most prestigious award that students in Canadian schools can receive. The Silver Medal is awarded for work at the undergraduate level.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsThe Chancellery of Honours, Government of Canada