Obtaining the Governor General’s Silver Medal was never on Daniel Conrad’s list of law school goals, yet he finds it “a fortuitous by-product of the excellent opportunities and resources made available to me at Windsor Law, and my genuine love for learning, a quality my parents instilled in me at a young age.”
Conrad received the annual award during Friday’s 3 p.m. session of Convocation, in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement. He credits his focus on activities that he truly enjoys, in order to accomplish more.
“I am far more productive when I am motivated to complete the task in front of me,” he says. “This in turn frees up my time to give back to the community and to enjoy some time to myself.”
The law graduand has received many awards and scholarships, including a Board of Governors Medal for each of his three years in his program. Conrad has also been involved outside the classroom, serving as a peer helper, a research assistant, student ambassador, and as lead guitarist in two bands.
“I feel very lucky and privileged to be this year’s recipient of the Governor General’s Silver Medal,” he says. “This award is shared with the faculty and staff at Windsor Law and with my family, whose support made its attainment possible.”
The medal is given to the graduating undergraduate honours student with the highest cumulative percentile score for his or her faculty, using the cumulative graduation average and based on a normal distribution computed from the grade distributions of the principal faculty in which the student is enrolled, taken over the most recent three-year period.