Faculty of Health Sciences Gold Medal

At spring convocation, medals are awarded to recognize graduate and undergraduate academic achievement and performance. The Faculty of Health Sciences awards its most distinguished graduate for the academic year the Gold Medal. 

All students who have graduated during the academic year* with Great Distinction (with a GPA of 3.75 or higher) are eligible for consideration for the Faculty of Health Sciences Gold Medal. 

Eligible students are encouraged to seek nominations from academic staff in the students’ area of study and share relevant details with them to support their nomination. Academic staff will submit nominations for eligible students assessing the student’s originality, creativity, resourcefulness, and understanding of the discipline, etc. to the Health Sciences Student Awards Committee.

Criteria considered includes academic achievement (including GPA, actual grades on transfer courses, and number of A+ grades); involvement in University or Faculty committees, student government, participation in University clubs or other activities, and contributions to the community.

For more information about Convocation Medals, visit ulethbridge.ca/convocation/convocation-medals.

*All students, whether you graduate in October, February, or May, are eligible for consideration for the Gold Medal. Awards are announced at the Spring convocation. 

Christine Greene (BTR '23)

2023 Faculty of Health Sciences Gold Medal Winner Christine Green is committed to enhancing the field of therapeutic recreation.

Caitlin MacGregor (BTR '22)

Caitlin MacGregor, a Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation graduate, earned the highest graduation GPA in this academic year with an impressive 3.98. Regarded as an intelligent, creative and insightful young woman committed to advancing her knowledge and skills, she is receptive to new information and always strives for a deeper understanding of novel topics and ideas. MacGregor has great respect and always shows professionalism in her work.

Cassandra Zucht (BN '21)

Cassandra Zucht stood out as an engaged student who cared about her work, her peers and her clients. Her maturity and self-awareness were characteristics that shone brightly in all her work, and she embodies the caring, curious and dedicated student who will be a valuable and committed member of the nursing profession.

Aimée Yurris (BHSc ’20)

Yurris is an excellent student who is self-directed at an extremely high level. During her practicum in Aboriginal Health, she took the initiative to create and implement a complex program from the ground up. Aimée worked on spearheading the University of Lethbridge Meal Exchange Chapter, a student group with the goal of advocating for a more sustainable and equitable campus food system, and connecting our campus to the national student food security movement

Madison Mary Patricia Martens (BN '19)

Remarkably, this is the second Gold Medal that Madison has received from the University of Lethbridge. Her first was awarded following her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Public Health, in 2016. She is currently a labour and delivery nurse at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.