NewsFINANCIAL ECONOMICS SPECIALIST AWARDED GOVERNOR GENERAL'S ACADEMIC MEDAL
June 12, 2017
Valeriya Mordvinova will graduate with the highest average from a U of T undergraduate program.
The Governor General's Silver Academic Medal is awarded to the undergraduate student graduating with the highest average, and is rightly regarded as the most prestigious academic award that a U of T student can achieve. (The medals' other levels: Bronze (secondary school), Collegiate Bronze (post-secondary, diploma level) and Gold (graduate).) Valeriya joins an impressive array of the medals' illustrious recipients, which include Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas, Kim Campbell and Gabrielle Roy.
Alongside her exceptional academic performance, Valeriya has found time to be a competitive ballroom dancer, an aviator and VP finance for the U of T Aviation Club, as well as acting as a peer mentor at the Economics Study Centre.
She is currently undertaking an internship in London, England, for the second consecutive year, and will begin her MA economics studies at U of T in the fall.
Congratulations on your outstanding achievement, Valeriya!