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U of T alumni Samuel Cardwell, James Santangelo, and Meaghan Williams receive 2022-23 Governor General’s Gold Medal for Academic Excellence

Three former U of T graduate students have received the prestigious Governor General’s Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, the highest academic honour available to graduate students in Canada.

Dr. Samuel CardwellDr. James Santangelo, and Dr. Meaghan Williams are the recipients of the 2022-23 award, given each year to three students determined to have the highest academic standing.  Candidates are evaluated based on their performance in degree courses, the merit of their thesis and its defense, and the originality and importance of their research.

U of T Researchers win 2022 Polyani prizes across all five categories

Five U of T researchers have been announced as the winners of the 2022 Polanyi Prizes. Dr. Alana Ogata (Chemistry), Dr. Michael Stepner (Economic Science), Dr. Isabella Huberman (Literature), Dr. Joshua Speagle (Physics), and Dr. Kieran Quinn (Medicine) are the newest recipients of the prestigious annual honour that recognizes leading researchers in the early stages of their careers.

U of T’s 2022 Naylor Fellows shine a light on Black health, climate communication, humane prisons, and a healthy home

Nayani Jensen, Jill Downey, Kate Mitchell and Damilola Iduye are the recipients of this year’s C. David Naylor Fellowships for graduate students. All are leveraging the power of interdisciplinary insights to create impactful, solution-focused research at the University of Toronto.