At this year’s fall convocation, more than 1,200 Carleton students from the Class of 2022 are receiving degrees that recognize their hard work and commitment to education. Carleton awards numerous medals to honour the dedication of students who have performed exceptionally in their studies. 

On Oct. 21, Carleton’s Senate met to confer the degrees of the graduating class and announced this year’s winners, including students recognized with the Governor General’s, Chancellor’s, President’s, and University medals. The recipients share their reactions to the honours, below.  

Governor General’s Medal & University Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work (Doctoral Level)

Andrew Crosby, PhD Sociology

“Winning the Governor General’s Gold Medal is an incredible honour that I never expected. It speaks more to the people that have surrounded me over these past few years than to me as an individual. Completing my doctoral research and winning this award would not have been possible without the support of my colleagues and without the efforts of the Herongate Tenant Coalition. I have worked and studied on the Carleton campus over a 15-year period and winning this medal is a sweet way to depart from my home away from home in Ottawa, on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin land.”

Governor General Silver Medalist

Cassandra J. Moriartey, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

“I am honoured to have my efforts recognized, and grateful to have had the opportunity to study at Carleton University. This medal is such a beautiful outside recognition of the strength, perseverance, and confidence that earning this degree already gave me. As a lifelong learner, I really enjoyed the challenge that my courses gave me, but there were still days where I had to push myself to keep going. Winning this medal means I showed up not only for myself, but for others as an example of what is possible through hard work and determination.”

Chancellor’s Medal

Charlotte Claire Jerome, Bachelor of Science, Open Studies

“To me, winning this medal represents the pride I feel graduating from Carleton University. It shows how I truly enjoyed my time learning here and made the most of my education (even when it was online). I am beyond grateful for the opportunities and support I received, and I am excited to join my father and sister as Carleton University alumni.”

President’s Medal

Andy Charles Burns, Bachelor of Arts, Major in History and Theory of Architecture

“My interest in architecture emerged long ago in my pre-teen years. Sixty years later not only have I now fulfilled my lifelong crazy dream of earning a degree in this field, but the award of a President’s Medal reminds me that sometimes our dreams can come true. All it took was a passion for the subject, an HTA program and faculty that provided a superb pathway for my journey and an internal focus and drive to undertake the incredible amount of hard work necessary. I am truly honoured to receive the medal and it confirms that on occasion there is gold at the end of the rainbow—if you work hard enough for it.”

University Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work (Master’s Level)

Jordan Dugan, Master of Applied Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

“Ever since I was young, I’ve been passionate about science and technology. It is a great honour to receive this award for my scientific contributions during my graduate studies at Carleton.”

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