Rafael was awarded the Governor General Undergraduate Silver Medal on June 14, 2012 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. Rafael graduated with a BSc Honors Specialization in Physics.
Rafael was assigned the honor of carrying the Science Gonfalong in the Processional at Convocation on the afternoon of June 14, 2012.
Rafael also received the following awards:
The Ray Compton Dearle Medal
NSERC CGSM 2013