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.
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.
André E. LeBlanc Student Life Award
For outstanding contribution to the quality of student life on campus while maintaining a high academic record.
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.
For the highest academic achievement in Anthropology.
For the highest academic achievement in Biology.
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 social action 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.
Champlain Student Association (C.S.A.) Student Life Club Award
Awarded to an outstanding student club member.
For highest academic achievement in chemistry.
Computer Science Program Prize
For excellence in the Computer Science program.
Computer Science and Math Program Prize
For highest Computer Science and Math course average. Pre-University.
Dean Cheshire Memorial Award
For outstanding abilities in Studio Arts.
For the highest academic achievement in the Entrepreneurship Program.
Fouad Assaad Memorial Award in World Studies
For excellence in the World Studies Option.
FL Fuller Landau Award
Awarded to a Business Administration student with the highest overall average in all courses over the 3-years of the program.
Consist of two separate nominations for the highest academic achievement in Humanities.
HRG Achievement Prize
In recognition of the second highest overall average in the Tourism Program.
HRG Inspiration Prize
In recognition of a Tourism student who is most inspiring to students, faculty and staff.
Joy Smith Athletic Merit Award
For an outstanding member of the intercollegiate athletic program who has maintained an above average academic record.
Language and Culture Prize
For the highest academic achievement in the Language and Culture Prize.
Linda McGirr Memorial Award
In recognition of Academic Excellence and contribution to Student Life by a Computer Science student.
Madeleine Shaw Nursing Award (South Shore University Women’s Club)
In Recognition of a female graduate from the Champlain Nursing Program, residing on the South Shore of Montreal, who is continuing her studies in Nursing at the University Level.
Margery Langshur English Prize
For the highest academic achievement in English.
Mary Cyr Prize (South Shore University Women’s Club)
In Recognition of a female graduate from Champlain College residing on the South Shore of Montreal, who is continuing her studies in Education at the University Level.
Mary Hunt Memorial Award
In recognition of a female graduate from Champlain College who is continuing her studies in S.T.E.M.
For the highest academic achievement in Mathematics, one for Science graduates and one for non-Science graduates.
Media Program Prize
For the highest academic achievement in the Media Program.
Media Certificates of Merit
In recognition of outstanding abilities in Digital Arts and New Media and Film and New Media.
Nursing Program Prizes
One prize is offered to a Nursing student in recognition of the highest overall average in the Nursing Program. And a second prize is offered to a Nursing student in recognition of highest overall average in Nursing Courses.
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.
For high academic achievement in Psychology.
Potter Family Award
Granted to a graduating student who is an inquiring, innovative scholar with a grade average exceeding 85%.
Prix d’Excellence en Français
For high academic achievement as well as personal commitment to learning.
Royal Bank Merit Award
Awarded to the graduate with the second highest academic average.
Social Science Certificates of Merit
Consist of nominations granted for the highest academic achievement in Economics, Geography, History, Political Science.
Social Science Program Prizes
For the highest achievement in the Social Science and Commerce Programs.
For high academic achievement in Sociology.
South Shore Retired Educators Award
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.
South Shore University Women’s Club Award
For a graduating female student residing on the South Shore of Montreal, having an above average academic record and is continuing her studies at the university level.
Sports Marketing & Management Prize
For highest academic achievement in the Sports Marketing and Management Program.
Sylvie Trudel Memorial Award
To a caring and compassionate Nursing student who embodies passion and devotion in nursing.
Tourism Excellence Prize
For excellence in the Tourism Program.
Tourism Commitment Prize
For demonstrating commitment in the Tourism Program.