Offered only in the spring, Convocation awards recognize great work.
The process for nomination and selection of student medals and awards begins in February of each year. Medals and awards are granted only at Spring Convocation.
NOTE: Given the COVID-19 situation and the campus being closed, the nomination deadline has been updated from April 18 to May 1, 2020. Nominations must be submitted to Enrolment Services via email at firstname.lastname@example.org as follows:
All documents should be saved with file names that include the name of the medal AND the name of the student. Ex: Concordia_Medal_Jane_Doe.pdf
Reference letters must be sent directly from the referrer. If internal, please use your Concordia email. The sender must include the student's name in their email to email@example.com
Files must be saved in PDF format
Files must not exceed 5 MG
Merge into ONE FILE all documents in the following order:
1. Nomination Form (signatures of nominees not required under the circumstances)
2. Covering Letter
3. Curriculum vitae
4. Co-curricular record (optional, but recommended)
Nomination forms and the criteria for each medal and award are available below. Students may be nominated for more than one medal.
Graduating students may be nominated for the following medals:
The Concordia Medal
Presented by the Concordia University Alumni Association to an undergraduate graduating student who has displayed distinctive leadership ability through both academic and non-academic achievements and has won the outstanding commendation of his/her fellows and of the faculty.
The Dean of Students Medal
Presented by the Dean of Students to a graduating student in an undergraduate or graduate program who has demonstrated a high level of engagement in student or community life under exceptional circumstances and maintained academic excellence. The focus of the award is on the accomplishments and not the challenge and is meant to reward a student for having made a difference within Concordia or in the outside community through involvement in volunteerism or the development of an initiative that addresses a problem within society.
The Malone Medal
Presented in honour of Rev. Patrick G. Malone, s.j., and awarded to the undergraduate graduating student whose efforts and dedication best exemplify the values of the University within the internal Concordia community.
The O'Brien Medal
Presented in honour of Dr. J.W. O'Brien and awarded to the undergraduate graduating student whose efforts and dedication best exemplify the values of the University within the larger external community.
The Provost's Medal for Outstanding Achievement
Presented by the Office of the Provost and awarded to the undergraduate graduating student whose commitment and spirit towards academic excellence, leadership, athleticism, and civic responsibility reflect the values exemplified by Concordia University and the Office of the Provost.
The Stanley G. French Medal
Presented in honour of Dr. Stanley G. French and awarded to a graduating student in a graduate program with high academic standing for outstanding contributions to student life.
Academic Awards are awarded on a merit basis to students who are graduating in the current spring or previous fall cycles. Undergraduate Awards are administered by the respective Faculty and/or Department. Graduate Awards are administered by either the Department or the School of Graduate Studies. For more details on Academic Awards, please consult the specific administrative unit directly.
Ceremony dates and times are subject to change without notice.
Please note that Concordia may photograph, tape, film, webcast or broadcast the ceremony and reception. Images may be used in Concordia University promotional materials.