Gian FaveroGian Mario Favero is the 2024 recipient of the Governor General Silver Medal for outstanding academic performance.

Engineering grad adds to medal collection

An academic standout through his undergraduate career, electrical engineering alumnus Gian Mario Favero will receive Governor General Silver Medal during the ninth session of Convocation, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6.

The medal is awarded to the undergraduate student considered to have achieved the most outstanding academic record in comparison to their graduating peers. Although Favero graduated in October 2023, he was eligible for consideration since this medal is not awarded at Fall convocation.

It is the latest honour for Favero, who received the Board of Governors in-course medal for three consecutive years and the Gold Medal of the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education.

Behnam Shahrrava, head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, credits his “exceptional dedication and intellectual curiosity” and notes his work with a research group to develop a software platform for vision disorders diagnosis.

Now a master’s student at McGill University, Favero is focusing on applying deep learning models for research into neurodegenerative disease.

Convocation continues through Friday at the Toldo Lancer Centre; the team in Public Affairs and Communications will stream every session live on the UWindsor YouTube channel.