Call for Nominations - Winegard and Forster Medals

The Senate Honours and Awards Committee invites nominations for the following University student awards to be presented at June 2017 convocation ceremonies.

While a College is not obliged to nominate a student for these medals, being nominated is an honour itself, and nominees will be listed in the convocation program.  A list of eligible students for each medal will be provided to the Colleges from Student Financial Services (indicating eligble students who convocated in the previous fall semester) and the Office of Graduate Studies.

W.C. Winegard Medal

The Winegard Medal is the University of Guelph’s top convocation award to an undergraduate student. Named for former University President Dr. William Winegard, the medal is awarded in recognition of both academic achievement and contributions to the University and community life.

D.F. Forster Medals – Magisteriate and Doctoral

The D.F. Forster Medals are the most prestigious graduate convocation awards at the University of Guelph. These medals are awarded annually to one convocating Master’s student and one convocating PhD student who excel both academically and in extra-curricular activities. Named for the late Donald Forster, a former President of the University, the awards recognize academic achievement, motivation, leadership and citizenship.

For questions related to the nomination process or criteria, please contact Sarah Willey-Thomas, Associate University Secretary ( or x56758).