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Graduate convocation awards

Nominations for convocation awards are now being accepted for the 2004/2005 Academic Year.

The Governor-General's Gold Medal
The Governor-General's Gold Medal is awarded to the graduate student who achieves the highest academic standing in his/her graduate degree program. Only one nomination can be submitted per faculty, school or program. The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 30, 2005. When nominating graduate students, please ensure that you adhere to the criteria and checklist, when making your selection.

The University Medal for Excellence in a Thesis-Based Master's Program
The University Medal for Excellence in a Thesis-Based Master's Program is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies to a Master's candidate who has demonstrated excellence in the production of a thesis. One medal may be awarded in each academic year. Only one nomination can be submitted per faculty, school or program. The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 30, 2005. When nominating graduate students, please ensure that you adhere to the criteria and checklist, when making your selection.

The University Medal for Excellence in an All-Course Master's Program
The University Medal for Excellence in an All-Course Master's Program is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies to a student graduating at the Master's level who has demonstrated academic excellence in course work throughout his/her graduate program. One medal may be awarded in each academic year. A letter of support must be accompanied with the nomination. Only one nomination can be submitted per faculty, school or program. The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 30, 2005. When nominating graduate students, please ensure that you adhere to the criteria and checklist, when making your selection.

The Birks Graduate Medal- Nominations are now being accepted by the School of Graduate Studies for the Birks Graduate Medal. The Birks Graduate Medal is provided by Henry Birks and Sons (Maritime) Limited for awarding to the graduate student of the convocation class who has shown most leadership in student affairs during his or her university years. When submitting nominations, please attach a current Curriculum Vitae or an outline of his/her involvement. The deadline to receive nominations is April 29, 2005.

The David Dunsiger Award for Excellence
This award is for excellence in graduate studies in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and commemorates the contribution for Dr. A. David Dunsiger, a member of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science from 1974-79. It is awarded at the Spring Convocation to a graduate in the preceding year who produces work of outstanding quality. The recipient will be selected by the Faculty of Engineering Scholarship Advisory Committee, on the advice of the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador Award for Excellence in the MN Program
The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador offers an annual award to two graduating students of the Master's of Nursing Program. One award will be given for the non-thesis route and one for the thesis route. In the case of the latter (thesis), it will be based on a high quality thesis as determined by review of both internal and external examiners. In the case of the former (non-thesis), a high quality practicum project is required as evaluated by the co-supervisors. In both cases the successful student must have achieved a minimum average of 75% in courses required for the program. These awards are made at the annual Convocation. They will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies based on a recommendation from the Director, School of Nursing.

The Faculty of Business Administration Advisory Board M.B.A. Award For Excellence
This award, established by the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Business Administration, is to be presented annually to the outstanding student in the graduating class of the M.B.A., program. The recipient will be selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership and general contribution within the program. Selection will be made by the Scholarship Advisory Committee of the Faculty of Business Administration, acting on the advice of the Dean of the Faculty.

Faculty of Business Administration Dean's MBA Award
This award is made by the Dean of the Faculty, on the advice of colleagues, to a graduate MBA student in recognition of academic excellence together with demonstrated leadership qualities in graduate student activities and service to the Faculty and/or the University.

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