Award Overview

Established in 1979 by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal is awarded to students in vocational or career programs less than two years long at a B.C. public post-secondary school who have excelled in their studies, and who have contributed positively to the college, or the community at large.  

Effective 2019, to modernize the medal while preserving its legacy of recognizing outstanding students, the award also recognizes B.C. public post-secondary students in two-year diploma programs and four-year undergraduate programs. Changes have also been made to the program criteria, which will now recognize students who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of inclusion, democracy and/or reconciliation within their campus community.

Eligibility Criteria

Student nominee will:

  • Demonstrate strong academic performance, with a minimum overall GPA of 6.0 (B+).
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary level certificate, two year diploma or four year undergraduate degree program at Camosun College
    • Please note: College Prep, Access, Language Development, Bridge, etc. programs are not considered to meet the definition for this award.  
  • Be credentialing at Camosun College in the 12 months prior to the award application deadline
  • Demonstrate one or more of the following:
    1. Diversity and Inclusion: A student who has promoted diversity and inclusion. Student has demonstrated strong collaboration and unifying efforts, through the promotion and display of tolerance, and respect for others.

    2. Democracy: A student who has strengthened democracy through civic engagement or the advancement of human rights. Student has demonstrated recognition for fundamental rights and dignity for all persons at a local, national or global level.

    3. Reconciliation: A student who has answered the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s urgent call to transform society by establishing a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples

Selection process

  • Student nominations will be accepted from Camosun College employees 
  • The Awards Committee will review applications and recommend a recipient. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • As grade point average (GPA) is a criteria for this award, the Awards Committee will be reviewing Camosun College transcripts.
  • This award is presented to the successful recipient at their graduation ceremony.

Submit an application package

  • Fill out the Contact Information below. Student nominations may be submitted by any Camosun College employee
  • Attach a ‘Nominator Student Support Letter’, not exceeding 500 words typed double spaced, outlining the student’s course of study, and how they demonstrate, one or more of the award criteria: Diversity and Inclusion, Democracy, and/or Reconciliation.