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Samuel Pelletier receives the governor general’s academic gold medal

February 8, 2021

Samuel Pelletier, a graduate of the HEC Montréal PhD in Administration program, has received the most prestigious recognition awarded to graduates of Canadian educational institutions, the Governor General of Canada’s Academic Gold Medal.

The Academic Medals were created in 1873 by Lord Dufferin, Canada’s third Governor General after Confederation, to encourage academic excellence across the nation. They are awarded at four distinct levels:

  • secondary school (bronze)
  • college (bronze)
  • university undergraduate (silver)
  • university graduate (gold).

The award will be officially presented at the graduate convocation, at a date to be determined, because of the pandemic.

Note that Samuel (Management Science specialization) won the 2019 Best Dissertation Award for his innovative research entitled Goods Distribution with Electric Vehicles, co-directed by Professors Gilbert Laporte and Ola Jabali. Since November 2019, he has been an Operations Research Scientist with Blaise Transit.

More information about the Governor General’s Academic Medals


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