At University Canada West, we value our students and the hard work they put into their education. As a result, we have created the Medal for Academic Excellence (formerly the Dean’s Award). This is an award for students who have graduated with the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) in their program, recognizing their achievements and their dedication to their studies.

Find out more about our Medal for Academic Excellence winners below.

2021

Bahareh previously completed a Bachelor of Mathematics at Amirkabir University of Technology in Iran before starting her MBA at UCW in Winter 2020. She completed her MBA program with Distinction.

Lynsey studied in South Africa prior to starting the Associate of Arts degree program at UCW in Winter 2020. She graduated from the AA program with Distinction in 2021.

2020

Richard previously completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Winnipeg before studying for his MBA online with UCW while living in Ontario, Canada. He completed his MBA program with a 3.98 Cumulative Grade Point Average.

Rajvir completed high school in India before coming to University Canada West in Spring 2018 to complete his Associate of Arts degree. He finished at the top of his class with a 4.02 Cumulative Grade Point Average and had top marks for all UCW undergraduate students.

2019

Anton previously studied in Russia and earned his bachelor degree in engineering before coming to Vancouver for his Master of Business Administration at UCW. He finished at the top of his MBA program with a 4.20 cumulative grade point average. This will be his second master’s degree with his first being in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Wales.

Born in Santos but raised in San Paolo Brazil, Catarina moved to Quebec to study at Bishop University but transferred to UCW for her Bachelor of Commerce degree. She finishes at the top of her class and was the top student for all undergraduate degree programs at UCW.

2018

Loujeine Kamoun grew up in Kuwait and earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts in England before studying at UCW. She earned her MBA with a 4.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average and was elected as class valedictorian.

Keren Morales completed the MBA online program from her home in Ontario. She was the third student to graduate with Distinction in 2018.

Vininder Pal Singh lives in Markham, Ontario and began pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree online at UCW in August of 2012. He graduated from the program in 2018 with Distinction.

2017

Tammy Lynn McMullen is from Ontario and worked as a marketing manager in a casino for the past 15 years. She received the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average of all UCW graduates and her transcript included seven A-pluses.

Megan Clifton was already working for the federal government when she realized that earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree would further her career. She finished the program with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average in her degree program.

Julie Sykes was working in communications with the federal government in Ottawa and was enrolled in the communications program at the University of Ottawa before studying at UCW. Her background in media and communications made UCW a great fit and learning experience for her.

2016

Glen Dietz completed his MBA online at UCW and maintained a 4.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average. Recently hired as an informatics technical specialist, the London, Ontario resident was fully engaged in running his own business as a health consultant while studying online at UCW.

Jason Della Porta maintained a full-time job to feed his family while pursuing his Bachelor of Commerce degree online and in class. He graduated with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average in his program, a 3.78 out of a potential 4.33.

Rory Rickwood began his studies at UCW in 2009 while working full-time as a human resource manager for the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. He graduated with a 4.05 Cumulative Grade Point Average and seven A-pluses.