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.

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The deadline is now over.
Please note, this deadline is strictly observed.

2016/17 Scholarships & Awards Policies & Procedures
2016/17 List of Awards & Medals

Jury Date

Jurying will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017.  Contact your Faculty office for information on space and setup.


The Financial Aid & Awards Office will send out confirmation emails to students by May 26, 2017 with details on how and when they will receive their award/medal/prize.

2016/17 Fourth Year Awards & Medals Program Results

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. For information on the OCAD U Medals, see the List of Awards.

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.