Convocation 2019 – Governor General’s medal recipients
In celebration of the University of Manitoba’s 140th Spring Convocation, UM Today is celebrating some of the outstanding students who are graduating.
These five exceptional students will be awarded the Governor General’s academic medals, for outstanding achievement at their level of study.
Ifeanyi Nwachukwu is the recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded to a student with the highest academic achievement in coursework completed for any doctoral degree. A Vanier Scholar, Ifeanyi was also active in research and student activities, including serving as president of the Human Nutritional Sciences Graduate Students’ Association. He graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in human nutritional sciences from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences in February.
Abin Chandrakumar is the recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded to a student with the highest academic achievement in coursework completed for any master’s degree. Abin’s studies helped him develop the professional competencies and personal attributes needed to make a real-life impact; a highlight was working as a research assistant in clinical studies that explored pediatric chronic diseases. Abin graduated with a master’s degree in pharmacology and therapeutics from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences in February.
Derek Ammeter is the recipient of the Governor General’s Silver Medal, awarded to a student with the highest academic achievement in coursework completed for any undergraduate degree of at least four years in length. Alongside his studies, Derek helped to create the U of M Undergraduate Leaders in Healthcare group, and volunteers with a variety of organizations including Winnipeg Harvest. Derek is graduating this June with a Bachelor of Science from the Faculty of Science.
Nada A. K. El Tobgy is the recipient of the Governor General’s Silver Medal, awarded to a student with the highest academic achievement in coursework completed for any undergraduate degree of less than four years in length. Nada will receive a Bachelor of Science degree from the Faculty of Science.
Michelle Pottinger is the recipient of the Governor General’s Bronze Medal, awarded to the student with the highest academic standing in a two-year diploma program in agriculture. The close, welcoming community she found in the Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences had a positive impact on her education and made her experience gratifying. Not only did the program provide an overall look at the agricultural industry, the program’s unique Management Planning Project taught her valuable lessons about farm management that she will apply in the future. Michelle graduated at the School of Agriculture convocation earlier this month.
At its 2019 Spring Convocation, the University of Manitoba will confer degrees, diplomas and certificates on 2,848 graduates.
Don’t forget to check our student accounts on Instagram and Facebook to learn more about some of the students graduating this week. You can also join the ‘Convocation conversation’ on social media by following #umanitoba2019.
Congratulations to all the graduates. I wish you all the best in your future journeys.
On behalf of my family and my siblings I congratulate you our dear brother for this great achievement and i pray that the good Lord will continue to make a name for himself. I know that as we celebrate you that the hosts of heaven are joining us to celebrate you.To all graduating students of Manitoba, CONGRATULATIONS. Your sister.
Congratulations Dr. Ifeanyi Nwachukwu and all the medal recipients and 2019 graduates. Way to go!
A Big Congratulations!!!!! Ifeanyi Nwachukwu, Abin Chandrakumar, Derek Ammeter, Nada A. K. El Tobgy and Michelle Pottinger.
Huge congratulations to you Ifeanyi Nwachukwu for this great achievement. You have always been a goal getter. Keep the flag flying.
Congratulations also to all other medal recipients and wishing the University of Manitoba a successful spring convocation.
Congratulations Dr Ifeanyi Nwachukwu. We rejoice with you, other medal recipients and 2019 graduates of UM. God bless you all. We are proud of you.
Congratulations Dr Ifeanyi and other well deserving recipients! Best wishes.
Congratulations Doc Ifeanyi Nwachukwu. So well deserved.
Congratulations to Dr Ifeanyi and all the other recipients. Proud of your achievement.
Congratulations!! Dr.Ifeanyi Nwachukwu. Proud of you. Always knew you will make it