The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
It's an Honour
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Governor General's Awards

The Chancellery of Honours administers the Governor General’s Academic Medal (established in 1873 by Lord Dufferin).

Other governor general’s awards were created to celebrate the arts, literature, humanities, sciences and sports. More than 60 awards and trophies bear the names of governors general.

The Awards in Arts and Awards in Science and Humanities sections are administered by independent organizations but are still presented by the governor general.

Date modified: July 7, 2016