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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 2020 convocation ceremony as well as those who will be graduating at the Spring 2021 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 Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - please note deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 8, 2021. 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 is Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - please note deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 8, 2021.

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.




Effective Wednesday, January 5th, Student Awards & Financial Aid will be reverting to a remote services only model.  In-person service is expected to resume starting January 31 however the situation is being monitored weekly.

Phones Service will be unavailable on January 26, 2022 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

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

Phones are answered Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m daily,
and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon only.

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

In order to better assist you, always please 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.

Documents may be faxed, sent as an attachment through, 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 N9H 1G3

Fax: (519) 973-7087

At this time, walk-in service is not available.  However, phone service will be available during this time, as well as, service inquiries via the platform.

Once we resume in-person service, to visit the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office, the following steps MUST be taken:

1) Complete the Safe Lancer App to receive your Green Approved Badge.  For additional information on the protocols that are in place to visit the campus in person, click here.  Information on the 'Return to Campus' procedures and 'Vaccination Policy' can be found on the University of Windsor website  If you do not have a Green Badge, you can't visit us in person and you will need to address your issue using one of our remote services available.  

2) Proceed to campus only if you have completed the Safe Lancer App and have an APPROVED badge.  Access to Chrysler Hall Tower is available by entering through the NORTH doors of Chyrsler Hall North, facing the Leddy Library parking lot.  The main doors to Chrysler Hall Tower remain locked at this time.

3) Remember, students may drop off documents in our drop-box located in the lobby of Chrylser Hall Tower and do not need to get in the queue to complete this task.

4) Be sure that you have government issued photo ID or your UWIN ID card.  We will not be able to serve you in person if you don't have proper identification.

5) Once you are cleared to visit the campus, scan the QR Code below using a mobile device or click on the QR code. Use our queing system to register and to place yourself in our virtual line in order to visit the office for in-person service related to your government financial aid file, scholarships or bursaries.  We are available for in-person service during the following hours:

SAFA Service Hours:
Day Open Close Service
Monday 1:00 PM 3:45 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM 3:45 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 11:45 AM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 11:45 AM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday ----- ------ Remote services only.

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 assit you with you question.

2) Log in 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, through option 2) or 3), 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.


General Support

For the week of January 10th, we will be hosting 4 drop-in sessions to answers general financial aid related inquiries to assist students with any questions that they may have regarding regarding Winter 2022 financial aid.  Prospective students who have questions about financial aid availability for the 2022-23 are also encouraged to attend. The schedule for these drop-in sessions can be found here.

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.