Upper Canada College
Upper Canada College News
May 25, 2017

UCC hosts Governor General David Johnston

There was much ceremony as His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada presented the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Gold Award to 60 deserving Canadian youth in Upper Canada College's Laidlaw Hall on Thursday, May 18.

Adair Simpson ’16 was in the group of young men and women recognized. A shout out to the Prep choir is in order for a great job of “O’ Canada” and our “Duke of Ed” club heads Nicholas, Christopher and Alexander Adolphe.

UCC has a long history of connection to the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Five boys from UCC were among the first 18 students to receive Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Awards in Canada — presented in person by His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at a March 22, 1966 ceremony in Ottawa. His Royal Highness Prince Philip himself has served as the school’s official “Visitor” since 1955. He visited the College on Oct. 21, 1969 to present Gold Awards to nine boys at a ceremony in the quad.

More than 200 UCC students have earned Gold, Silver and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards over the years.

Get more information

Contact Name:
Emily Moir

Phone Number:
click to view number

News from Upper Canada College

July 23, 2020
Upper Canada College
Looking ahead: Fall 2020 at UCC

June 29, 2020
Upper Canada College
Stellar scholarships for members of UCC's class of 2020

May 21, 2020
Upper Canada College
Connection and real-world context hallmarks of Blues Degree

April 28, 2020
Upper Canada College
UCC's Continuous Learning Plan in full swing

March 2, 2020
Upper Canada College
UCC Prep School renovations make flexible classrooms possible

By logging in or creating an account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Information presented on this page may be paid advertising provided by the advertisers [schools/camps/programs] and is not warranted or guaranteed by OurKids.net or its associated websites. By using this website, creating or logging into an Our Kids account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Please also see our Privacy Policy. Our Kids ™ © 2023 All right reserved.