Celebrating the graduates of Spring 2022: Jayesh Vig — Dean’s Gold Medal in Science

Jayesh Vig graduates today, recognized with the Dean’s Gold Medal in Science

Donna McKinnon - 14 June 2022

Each year, the Faculty of Science recognizes graduates with the highest academic achievement. To be a gold medalist takes discipline, perseverance and a passion for the subject matter.

This spring, we are pleased to celebrate Jayesh Vig, recipient of the Dean's Gold Medal in Science awarded to the convocating student from the general program in the Faculty of Science who has shown the highest distinction in scholarship.

Jayesh, who will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences (major) and psychology (minor), also made the Dean’s Honor Roll for each year of his undergraduate program.

Congratulations Jayesh!

What brought you to the U of A?

I came to the U of A because of the diverse range of programs and classes it has to offer. Also, it is close to home and many of my friends have also gone there, so it was an easy choice. 

Tell us about your experience in the faculty. 

My experience has been very positive, all the professors I got a chance to interact with have been very friendly and enjoyable to learn from. Seeing how passionate they are about their work was very inspiring! I also got to spend some time working in a couple research labs in the psychology department, which was a really cool experience. 

What is one of your favourite memories from your time at U of A?

Beer gardens during the Week of Welcome!

What advice do you have for current and future students?

The university experience can be very stressful and challenging, but you should always set aside some time where you can do things that you enjoy and make you happy.

How do you plan on celebrating convocation?

Either catching up on sleep or playing soccer at Lister.

What's next after graduation?

More school! Not exactly sure what though.

Jayesh joins other medal recipients Kara Terry, Gold Medal in Science, and Shezel Muneer, Lieutenant-Governor's Gold Medal.