In-Study Awards and Medals

Fourth-Year Awards and Medals Program

OCAD University's Undergraduate Awards recognize achievement in each program at the fourth-year level on the basis of studio work, as well as for specific Liberal Arts & Sciences achievement on the basis of coursework completed. Awards are given as cash awards. An application is required.

OCAD U has launched a new online award application system.  Students can access AwardSpring through the portal.

The deadline to apply for awards is March 19, 2018.

Jury Date

Jurying will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018 (tentative).  Contact your Faculty office for information on space and setup.

OCAD U Medals

OCAD U's Medals will be given for each program at the fourth-year level as part of the Awards Program, as well as at graduate studies level. Undergraduate students must submit an application to the Fourth-Year Awards Program to be considered for OCAD U Medals. Graduate students do not need to apply.  OCAD U Medals winners are highlighted at Grad Ex and medals are formally presented at the Convocation Ceremony.

Governor General's Academic Medals

The Governor General’s Academic Medal was first awarded in 1873 by the Earl of Dufferin, and has since become one of the most prestigious awards that a student in a Canadian educational institution can receive. The Governor General of Canada continues this tradition of encouraging scholarship across the nation and recognizing outstanding students.

The Silver and Gold medals are awarded to the undergraduate and graduate students who achieve the highest academic standing upon graduation from a bachelor degree program and at the graduate level.