Our 2018 Governor General’s Academic Medal Winners Thu. Jul. 05, 2018 Congratulations to our 2018 Governor General's Academic Medal Winners. These medals are awarded to the students graduating with the highest average from a high school. In 1873, Canada's Governor General Lord Dufferin created the medal to encourage academic excellence. Former medalists include Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas and Gabrielle Roy. On behalf of our Board of Trustees and Senior Administration team, we would like to congratulate these outstanding graduates. Your future is bright and we look forward to watching you Accomplish Anything in the years to come.