A convocation ceremony is held each June on the steps of the College honouring those students who have successfully completed their course of study during the academic year. Awards are presented and all graduates in attendance receive a distinctive memento certificate. This ceremony is followed by a reception for graduates and family as well as guests, staff, and faculty. Students who wish to attend the ceremony must register early March and pay the grad fee. Every year, over 1200 people attend this event that honours the academic achievements of our students. Students are notified by mail when the official government of Quebec diplomas are available for pick up at the college.
Convocation Awards & Prizes
Academic Medal of the Governor General of Canada
Awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall average upon graduation.
André E. LeBlanc Student Life Prize
For outstanding contribution to the quality of student life on campus while maintaining a high academic record.
For the highest academic achievement in Biology.
Business Administration Prizes
For the highest academic achievement in the Business Administration Programs.
Anna Ackle Support Staff Union Award
For an outstanding student who has been involved in volunteer work on and off campus, and who has maintained a good overall academic standing.
Champlain College Saint-Lambert Association of Professionals’ Award
For high academic achievement awarded to a mature student (22+ years of age).
Champlain College Saint-Lambert Teachers’ Association Awards
For outstanding students (one for career program graduates and one for pre-university graduates) who have been involved in volunteer work on and off campus and who have maintained an 80% or higher average.
Champlain Regional College Board of Governors Merit Award
For highest overall academic achievement.
Consisting of two separate nominations for highest academic achievement in chemistry.
Computer Science Prize
For excellence in the Computer Science program.
Creative Arts Academic Excellence Award
For the highest academic achievement in Creative Arts.
Creative Arts Digital Imaging Prize
For outstanding ability in computer imaging.
Creative Arts Film/Video/Communication Prize
For outstanding ability in film, video or communications.
Creative Arts Photography Prize
For outstanding ability in photography.
Dean Cheshire Award
For outstanding abilities in Studio Arts.
Fouad Assaad Memorial Award in World Studies
For excellence in the World Studies Option.
Gail Sowerby Prize in Liberal Arts
For highest academic achievement in the Liberal Arts program.
Graphic Communications Prize
For high academic achievement in Graphic Communications.
Consist of two separate nominations for the highest academic achievement in Humanities.
John Jones Memorial Award
Awarded to a student who excels in History and who contributes to their sporting community.
Joy Smith Athletic Merit Award
For an outstanding member of the intercollegiate athletic program who has maintained an above average academic record.
Madeleine Shaw Nursing Award
In Recognition of a female graduate from the Champlain Nursing Program who is continuing her studies in Nursing at the University Level.
Margery Langshur Prize
For the highest academic achievement in English.
For the highest academic achievement in Mathematics, one for Science graduates and one for non-Science graduates.
Modern Language Prizes
For the highest academic achievement in languages.
Peter Swarbrick Memorial Award
For excellence in creative writing, journalism and public speaking.
Physical Education Prize
Awarded annually to a student who exhibits positive effort, motivation and athletic spirit in physical education.
For exceptional academic achievement in Physics.
Prix du Merite en Francais
For high academic achievement as well as personal commitment to learning.
Social Science Certificates of Merit
Consist of seven separate nominations granted for the highest academic achievement in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology
Social Science Program Prizes
For the highest achievement in the Social Science and Commerce programs.
Tourism Excellence Prize
For excellence in the Tourism program.
Other Covocation Awards
In addition to the above, the following organizations also confer awards or scholarships to campus graduates:
Adam Taylor Memorial Award Celebrating Student Diversity
Recognizes an extraordinary student volunteer who has made a contribution to the Champlain College community by reaching out to a fellow student with a developmental disability, to enhance their CEGEP experience.
Fuller Landau Award
Awarded to a Business Administration student with the highest overall average in all courses over the 3-years of the program.
Potter Family Award
Granted to a graduating student who is an inquiring, innovative scholar with a grade average exceeding 85%.
Quebec Association of Retired Teachers (South Shore Chapter)
For maintaining a high academic standing, making a significant contribution to college life, being involved in community activities and aiming to enter a teaching profession.
Royal Bank Merit Award
Awarded to the graduate with the second highest academic average.
South Shore University Women’s Club Award
Granted to female graduate who is a South Shore resident and having an above average academic average.