Conestoga College Logo - Home Page


Visit the student portal REGISTER NOW

Academic Recognition

Conestoga College Mastercraft Award

In 1980, Conestoga President Kenneth E. Hunter established the Mastercraft Award to recognize student achievement of excellence in program-related skills.

To qualify for final judging, entries must first be selected as winners at the program level. Projects are judged on first impression, innovation, creativity, skill and quality. The winner of the Mastercraft Award receives a cash award and is recognized with a framed Conestoga Coat of Arms at Convocation.

James W. Church Award

This prestigious award was established in 1977 by the Board of Governors in honour of the late James W. Church, the founding president of Conestoga College. The award recognizes a student who excels in the three areas deemed by Dr. Church to be important for a person to become all that he or she is capable of being. The winner of the James W. Church Award receives a cash award and is recognized with a framed Conestoga Coat of Arms at Convocation.

Aubrey Hagar Award

The Aubrey Hagar Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes a faculty member for outstanding contribution to and/or leadership in the teaching-learning process. It honours Aubrey Hagar, a founding member of the college's Board of Governors who also served Conestoga as Director of Academic and College Planning, and Director of Strategic Planning.

Conestoga recognizes exceptional academic achievement by its students both during their studies and upon graduation. There are four categories of academic recognition upon graduation.

Graduating with Honours/Distinction

Honours

To be eligible for academic recognition upon graduation, students must have completed the minimum number of courses or credits or hours of their program of study at Conestoga. The actual percentage required to be completed will vary according to the length of the program:

President's Honour List

Recognition awarded upon graduation to the student in each diploma, graduate certificate and degree program who obtains the highest average in the program. Students must achieve an average of 90 per cent or greater for all courses of the program of study, with no failed courses.

Graduation with High Distinction

Recognition upon graduation for all students registered in diploma, graduate certificate, and degree programs who achieve an average of 90 per cent or greater for all courses of the program of study, with no failed courses.

Graduation with Distinction

Recognition upon graduation for all students registered in diploma, graduate certificate, and degree programs who achieve an average of 80-89 per cent in all courses of the program of study, with no failed courses.

Conestoga Honour List

Recognition upon graduation for all students registered in Ontario College certificate and apprenticeship programs who achieve an average of 80 per cent or greater for all courses of the program of study, or for apprentices all levels of their program, with no failed courses.

Please visit Academic Administration for additional information on academic awards.

Back To Top