The Faculty of Science congratulates the recipients of its Gold and Silver Medals, presented to undergraduate students graduating with outstanding achievements. The Faculty’s Gold Medal goes to the student(s) with the highest GPA, and the Faculty’s Silver Medal goes to a student who has combined the highest degree of academic achievement with the greatest contribution to undergraduate student life at York. The latter medal is adjudicated through a nomination process.
This spring, the Faculty presented its Gold Medal to three students tied for the highest GPA: Sophie Eisen, Pablo Gonzalez, and Robert Khatib. Khatib was also a recipient of the Governor General’s Silver Medal.
The Faculty’s Silver Medal was presented to Jacob Fine, who was commended for his exceptional academic record, research contributions in RNA biology, and leadership in science outreach and literacy activities. He was a President’s Ambassador and founded the student‐focused Universe Discovery Project, which allowed students to explore the origin of the universe and life using the scientific knowledge gained during their studies.
Fine’s nominator and former research supervisor Professor Emeritus Ron Pearlman said:
“He has exceptional breadth of interests, knowledge, and enthusiasm not generally seen in someone at this early stage of their career … He has the potential to become an exceptional scientist and citizen and I expect that he will achieve this expectation.”
Congratulations to all of our medal recipients and graduating students.