Awards and medals

Awards and Medals

Carleton University is made up of talented students, faculty and staff. Convocation is a time when achievements – both academic and non-academic – are recognized through a wide variety of awards and medals. Congratulations to all members of the Carleton community who won awards and who have earned medals. Some of them are profiled here.

Board of Governors Award

The Board of Governors Award recognizes voluntary involvement in the not-for-profit sector and as such, is intended primarily to honour non-academic work while pursuing a full-time program of study at Carleton University.

Nicole Misera Ward

Nicole Ward

Nicole Ward is graduating with an Honours degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.  She is a strong advocate for social justice through volunteer work in Canada and abroad.

While at Carleton, she led a team of volunteers to Tanzania and Nicaragua.  Her connection with Global Youth Network took her to Thailand in May, where she volunteered with an organization that helps street women and girls develop alternative employment skills. She also worked with the Mirror Foundation to help build a community well/water tank.

She has maintained an excellent academic record and demonstrates an innate ability to balance her academics and employment, in addition to her community obligations.

CUSA Award

Presented to an undergraduate student for excellence and who demonstrates a high level of academic achievement and a solid commitment to the university and Carleton community.

James Witherspoon

James Witherspoon

James Witherspoon is graduating with a B.A. (Honours) in Political Science and Human Rights. He has shown great commitment to the Carleton student community through his leadership as a student executive on the Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) and the Carleton University Student Association (CUSA). He has been active in organizing student events and engaging others to show their school spirit. In the fall, he will be traveling to Russia to teach English.

Founders Award

Carleton University’s highest non-academic honour recognizes and pays tribute to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Carleton University through their dedication, generosity and commitment to the values of the university.

G. Stuart Adam, B.J., M.A., Ph.D.

Stuart AdamStuart Adam has made an immeasurable contribution to Carleton University. Over his 30-year Carleton career, he has mentored students as a professor, led the School of Journalism and Communication through significant growth, transformed the Faculty of Arts as its Dean and led the university through academic renewal as Vice-President (Academic).  He provided the university with inspiring leadership and is one of its most distinguished graduates.


Medal winners

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