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GOLD MEDALS
Convocation - Awards, Prizes and Medals to be Listed in Convocation Publications

All graduating awards/prizes/medals will be listed in the convocation program with the relevant winners' names.

Eligibility for Western Gold Medals

Modular Structure Requirements

In an Honors degree:
One gold medal will be awarded for each Honors Specialization in each Faculty.

The recipient must have achieved:
1. The highest average, 80% or greater, in the module,
2. An average of 80% or greater in forth year based on a course load of 5.0 courses,
3. A cumulative average within the top 10% of the students graduating from the department offering the module (or Faculty if applicable)
One gold medal will be awarded for each Major in each Faculty for students enrolled in a double Major leading to an honors degree.

The recipient must have achieved:
1. The highest average in the module being considered for award,
2. 80% or greater average for each of the individual modules in the double major,
3. An average of 80% or greater in forth year based on a course load of 5.0 courses,
4. A cumulative average within the top 10% of the students graduating from the department offering the module(s) (or Faculty if applicable)
In a Four-Year Degree:
One gold medal will be awarded in each Faculty for the highest average in a Specialization over all of the disciplines offered by the Faculty. The recipient must have an 80% or greater average in the Specialization module; and must have achieved an average of 80% or greater in fourth year based on a course load of 5.0 courses.

[Note: In the Faculty of Social Science, one gold medal will be awarded for a Specialization in MOS and one gold medal for all other disciplines.]

One gold medal will be awarded in each Faculty for the highest average in a Major over all disciplines offered by the Faculty. The recipient also must have achieved an 80% or greater average in the Major module; and must have achieved an average of 80% or greater in fourth year based on a course load of 5.0 courses.

In a Three-Year Degree:
One gold medal will be awarded in each Faculty for the highest average in a Major across all disciplines offered by the Faculty. The recipient also must have achieved an 80% or greater average in the Major module; and must have achieved an average of 80% or greater in third year based on a course load of 5.0 courses.

Exceptions:
1) Scholars Electives
Students in a standard module will be evaluated based on their performance in the module against all others in the module.

Students in a custom module will be evaluated against all other students in the Faculty in custom modules. In programs leading to honors degrees, one gold medal will be awarded for the highest average in an Honors Specialization module and one gold medal will be awarded for the highest average in a Major module, subject to the requirements above for an Honors Specialization and a double Major.

2) Combined Program: Law and Master of Business Administration
Students in the combined JD/MBA program are not eligible for the Gold Medal in the Faculty of Law or the Richard Ivey School of Business.

3) Honors Business Administration
The Richard Ivey School of Business will award one gold medal to the Honors Business Administration program and one gold medal to the HBA/Approved Combined Program. The UWO Gold Medal will be awarded to a student with the highest average, who has completed a full year of courses in both HBA1 and HBA2 as defined by the program. The average is calculated by a simple average of the studentís HBA1 average and HBA2 average over all courses taken at Ivey. The average excludes exchange or non-Ivey courses. If an Ivey HBA student is found in breach of the Ivey Student Code of Conduct, the student may be ineligible to receive any of the Ivey honors designations.

4) Honors Earth Sciences Programs for Professional Registration
The Faculty of Science will award one Gold Medal for the Honors Earth Sciences Programs for Professional Registration.

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