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Graduating student awards

General awards

Governor General's Gold Medal

Best doctoral thesis

Douglas Rennehan, PhD, Faculty of Graduate Studies (Department of Physics and Astronomy)

Marisa Kilgour, PhD, Faculty of Graduate Studies (Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology)

Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal

Best master's thesis

Chenoah Shine, MA, Department of Geography

Best master's other than thesis

Tracie Finstad, MEd, Department of Indigenous Education

Governor General’s Silver Medal

Top undergraduate student

Bronwyn Hobson, BSc, Major in Biology and Physics and Astronomy


Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Award, Elementary Education

Caytlyn Luke, BEd, Elementary Curriculum

Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Award, Secondary Education

Abby Koning, BEd, Secondary Teacher Education

Engineering and Computer Science

Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering Medal

Payton Chernoff, BEng, Major in Mechanical Engineering (Co-op)

Department of Civil Engineering Graduation Medal

Sydney Hoffman, BEng, Civil Engineering (Co-op)

Department of Computer Science Graduation Medal

Megan Rees, BSc, Major in Computer Science (Co-op)

Department of Computer Science Honours Graduation Medal

James Windels, BSc, Honours in Computer Science

IEEE Victoria Section Gold Medals

Computer Engineering

Benjamin Kellman, BEng, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Co-op)

Electrical Engineering

Olivia Rettig, BEng, Electrical Engineering (Co-op), Minor in Business

Software Engineering

Anton Nikitenko, BSEng, Software Engineering (Co-op)

Biomedical Engineering

Kiana Assenheimer, BEng, Biomedical Engineering (Co-op)

Fine Arts

Victoria Medal

Rachel Lachmansingh, BA, Major in Writing

Sarah Lachmansingh, BA, Major in Writing

Human & Social Development

Certificate of Outstanding Academic Distinction in the Faculty of Human and Social Development

Kyla Phillips, BCYC, School of Child and Youth Care


University of Victoria Jubilee Medal - Humanities

Elena Menendez, BA, Major in Greek and Roman Studies


Law Society Gold Medal

Petra Emmaline Lyra English, JD/JID


University of Victoria Jubilee Medal - Science

Danielle Tsao, BSc, Honours in Mathematics and Statistics

Social Sciences

University of Victoria Jubilee Medal - Social Sciences

Dusan Mitrovic, BSc, Major in Psychology