Student Medals & Honours
Governor General’s Academic Medal
The Governor General’s Academic Medal to reward scholastic merit was established in 1873 by the Earl of Dufferin who served as Governor General of Canada from 1872 to 1878. The Silver Medal is awarded to the Honours student with the highest academic standing on graduation in the Bachelor’s degree program. The Gold Medal is awarded to the student with the highest academic standing on graduation in the Master’s and Doctoral degree programs.
The President’s Medal was established in 2009 to reward academic excellence and achievement at the graduate studies level. The winners are selected from four categories: Master of Arts (social sciences and humanities), Doctor of Philosophy (social sciences and humanities), Master of Science (sciences), and Doctor of Philosophy (sciences). The medal presented to these students was designed by local artist Jimson Bowler.
The Muldoon medal was recently established in 2019 in honour of Joe Muldoon, Head of Trent University Durham GTA from 2013 – 2019 and an employee of Trent University for 33 years. The medal is awarded to graduating students who achieve among the highest academic standings in both the Honours and General Degree programs at Trent University Durham GTA.
President's Honour Roll
The President's Honour Roll was established in 2000 to recognize students who have achieved a minimum cumulative average of 80% or better overall.
Dean's Honour Roll
The Dean's Honour Roll was established in 1986 to recognize students who have achieved 80% or better in their most recent session and have maintained a minimum cumulative average of 75% overall.