First awarded more than 140 years ago, the Governor General’s Academic Medals are among the most prestigious awards a student graduating from a Canadian educational institution can receive. From past Canadian Prime Ministers to renowned authors, the medal recipients have gone on to lead remarkable careers and have made their mark in their chosen field.
This year, Michener was admitted into the Governor General’s Academic Medal Program and was able to award a medal for the first time to a graduating student at the convocation ceremony in June. The Collegiate Bronze Medal is awarded to a student who has achieved the highest average upon graduation at the post-secondary diploma level.
“Each designated institute is able to identify their top academic student, and the student’s name is recorded on Parliament Hill as being the Collegiate Bronze Medal winner,” says Cathy Carson, Michener’s Registrar. “It’s wonderful to have our students be a part of this program.”
Participating in the Program further promotes Michener’s credibility as an institution, and shows the exceptional calibre of Michener’s graduates entering the health care workforce.
“It’s a national honour to be a Collegiate Bronze Medal winner,” says Cathy. “This will become something that our students will strive for.”
This year’s Collegiate Bronze Medal was awarded to Marie Nicole Fragakis from the Chiropody program. Congratulations to Marie for this tremendous accomplishment!