Convocation Awards


  • The candidate must be a graduating undergraduate student who has made an outstanding contribution to campus activities, while maintaining a superior academic record.
  • The award is not necessarily assigned each year.
  • A monetary value of $1000 is awarded to the successful candidate.

GUIDELINES (Established by Senate Committee on Student Awards -- Undergraduate)

1) Candidates must have a cumulative average of at least 80%.

2) Candidates must have spent at least two years or the equivalent (i.e. - taken at least 20 courses) at the University of Windsor.

3) Since only one medal is awarded each year, the presentation will be made during the appropriate session of the Spring Convocation ceremony.

4) Students who graduated at the Fall 2023 convocation ceremony as well as those who will be graduating at the Spring 2024 ceremony, will be eligible to be considered for the award.

5) Participation in extracurricular activities must be extensive (i.e. - not limited to the student's academic department) and must be demonstrated by active involvement representing a substantial amount of time and effort. While primary emphasis will be given to on-campus activities, an account of off-campus efforts is helpful in as much as: a) off-campus activities frequently impact the campus indirectly, and b) an awareness of the nominee's total involvement is afforded.

6) An interview with a screening committee may be required.

7) A maximum of one medal is awarded per year. If no candidate of merit is nominated, the medal will be withheld for that year.

8) The Nomination Form together with letters of support must be forwarded to the Student Awards Administrator no later than April 10, 2024. Nomination pacakges may be emailed to or sent via fax to 519-973-7087.

Please complete the President's Medal Nomination Form and forward, together with letters of support, to the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office, to the attention of the Student Awards Administrator. Nomination packages may be emailed to or faxed to 519-973-7087.  The deadline for the 2024 nomination is April 10, 2024.

One medal is allocated to each AAU to be awarded to the students with the highest academic standing as defined in the criteria set out below. One medal is allocated to the General Arts programs, one to the General Social Sciences programs, and one to the General Science program to be awarded to the students with highest academic standing in each of these three general program areas as defined in the criteria set out below. Additional medals could be awarded at the discretion of the Dean, in consultation with the Provost.

Medalists are judged on their total academic performance at the University of Windsor. Students must have completed at least twenty semester courses or equivalent required in their program at the University of Windsor (with the exception of the Faculty of Education). Students will be ranked by major average and must achieve at least an 83% cumulative average and major average. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible for consideration. Graduates from the previous Fall Convocation will be considered for medals issued at the following Spring Convocation. For programs where no major average is calculated (such as General programs), students will be ranked by cumulative average, and must achieve a cumulative average of at least 83%.

Assigned.  No application required.

Awarded annually to an outstanding graduating honours student, on the basis of academic performance.  The Governor General's Silver Medal is awarded to the graduating honours program 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. Assigned.  No application required.



Services Available:

You may reach our office at: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 3300

Regular SAFA Service Hours 

 Monday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Tuesday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Wednesday    9:00AM - 12:00PM; 2:00PM - 4:00PM
 Thursday  9:00AM - 12:00PM; 2:00PM - 4:00PM
 Friday   1:00PM - 4:00PM


Please refer to as there may be a knowledge base article that may answer your question.

In order to better assist you, please always include your UWindsor Student Number in your communications.

Students should complete their UWinAward Student Application/Profile via UWinsite Student > Student Homepage > Award Profile to be matched with eligible funding opportunities.

Additional Information for Domestic Students who are experiencing financial hardship.

Additional Information for International Students who are experiencing financial hardship.

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Documents may be faxed, sent as an attachment via email at, or placed in our drop-box located in the lobby of CHT or mailed to:

Student Awards & Financial Aid
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave. CHT Room 102
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4

Fax: (519) 973-7087

Please refer to as there may be a knowledge base article that may answer your question.


Student Awards & Financial Aid Office

University of Windsor
Chrysler Hall Tower, 1st Floor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON, Canada, N9B 3P4

We are available for in-person service during the following hours:

Regular SAFA Service Hours

 Monday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Tuesday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Wednesday   9:00AM - 4:00PM
 Thursday  9:00AM - 4:00PM
 Friday   1:00PM - 4:00PM


To enter our in-person service queue with the Student Awards or the Financial Aid office, please scan this QR Code or click if using a mobile device:

If you feel that you need to talk to someone about your situation, please take the following steps:

1) Try asking your question using  We have many knowledge base articles that might be able to assist you with your question.

2) Log on to to submit a service request and a Student Awards or Financial Aid Representative will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

3) Call our office during our phone service hours.  A Student Award or Financial Aid Representative may be able to resolve your issue over the phone.

4) If options 1) through 3) do not resolve your issue,  we will schedule you a virtual Teams meeting/appointment with a Student Awards or Financial Aid Specialist for a time that is mutually convenient.


UWinAward Profile/Application Support

Here is the schedule for our virtual drop-in sessions available for students who require assistance with their UWinAward Profile/Application for bursary and scholarship applications.

Important Notes:

  • We will attempt to return messages and service requests within 2 business days where possible.  In September, January & May however, our response time may be closer to 7-10 business days.

  • Please do not leave/send multiple messages/emails as this will delay our response time.