# Awards

## Awards of Excellence

The Faculty awards Term Distinction to officially recognize students who have attained a high degree of academic excellence.

To be awarded Term Distinction, students must:

• Have at least one alpha/numeric grade in the average.
• Have a minimum term overall average of 80% or higher.
• Have a academic standing for the term of Promoted, Satisfactory, Good, or Excellent.
• Have no marks of incomplete course work (INC), course in progress (IP), missing mark (MM), or under review (UR) or failing grades in the term under consideration for the term Distinction List. When these grades are resolved to alpha/numeric grades, the term’s average will be reviewed for eligibility.

To graduate with Distinction, students must graduate with a cumulative overall average of 80% or higher. To graduate with Dean's Honours, students must graduate with a cumulative overall average of 85% or higher. Students who qualify for both distincitions will graduate with the higher distinction.

## Alumni Gold Medal

An Alumni Gold Medal is presented annually at the spring convocation in recognition of academic excellence of the top graduates from the Faculty of Environment. The award recipient is chosen by the Dean and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies based on scholastic achievement.

## Departmental awards for Distinguished Academic Achievement

Awards for Distinguished Academic Achievement are presented annually at spring convocation in recognition of academic excellence of the top graduating student from each academic plan. The award recipient is chosen by the Undergraduate Officer based on scholastic achievement. Normally, these students are considered for, of which one is selected, as the recipient of the Alumni Gold Medal.

## Jack Rosen Memorial Award for Environmental Innovation

This award is presented to the winner of the annual Jack Rosen pitch competition. Students submit ideas for products and services that could help prevent, mitigate, or solve a pressing environmental problem. 10 are selected to pitch their idea to a panel of judges in a competition for the grand prize of $2,000. Up to two additional honourable mention awards of$500 each may be awarded based on merit.