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The Governor General Silver Medal - 2002

Renee Filion

Renee Filion

Renee was awarded the Governor General Undergraduate Silver Medal on June 6, 2002 at the Science Awards Ceremony. This is awarded to the undergraduate student who achieves the highest academic standing in a 4-year Bachelor degree in an honors program. Renee graduated with a BSc Honors Scholar's Electives Degree in Medical Biophysics and Applied Mathematics

Renee was assigned the honor of carrying the Science Banner in the Processional at Convocation on the afternoon of June 6 2002.

Renee also received the following awards:

The Francis Weir Scholarship. When the winner of the Governor General's Silver Medal, awarded to the undergraduate student who achieves the highest academic standing in a four-year Bachelor degree in an honors program, is a woman, she will receive a scholarship, a gift of the late Mr Samuel E Weir, QC through the Weir Foundation in memory of Miss Francis Martha Weir who won the Governor General's Medal when she graduated from this University in 1916.

The J.B. Bancroft Science Prize and Medal is awarded to a graduating student with the highest standing in an Honors Science Program who has achieved an "A" average in second, third and fourth years.

The UWO Gold Medal for the BSc Honors Scholar's Electives Program, where one gold medal has been established in each of the fourth year programs in Honors Arts, Social Science or Science in the Scholar's Electives Program and awarded to the student with the highest marks in that program.

Strik-Couprie-Inch Cancer Research Course Prize. Awarded annually to the student receiving the highest mark in Biophysics 467a/b Radiobiology and Radionuclides. Establsihed through the generosity of the J.P. Bickell Foundation.

Graduated with "Distinction". Students in degree programs who have achieved an overall average of 80% and no grade lower than 70% on the entire program with no failed courses will graduate "with distinction".

The "Dean's Honor List". Undergraduate students with outstanding academic records are named to the Dean's Honor List. In May of each year the Dean of each Faculty establishes an Honor List containing the names of all students registered in that Faculty whose average mark, for all courses completed in the previous 12 months, May 1 to April 30, is 80% or more with no failed courses. (For any course completed on a letter of permission in this period the mark must be A".)