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Meet President’s Gold Medal winner – Amanda Paulin


President’s Gold Medal winning graduate Amanda Paulin

​Nipissing is proud to celebrate the academic achievements of its graduates with The President’s Gold Medal. The President’s Gold Medal is awarded at convocation to full or part-time students that attain the highest academic average in all courses in their degree program.

NU News spoke to the award-wining student, about their time at Nipissing and how they achieved their academic success. This week’s feature focuses on the President’s Gold Medal winning graduate Amanda Paulin.

Paulin is from Tilbury, ON. She graduated from Nipissing’s Masters of Environmental Studies.

This year Paulin got the opportunity to present her research on the branding of forest products in Turku, Finland at the 10th annual Global Branding Conference. The 2015 conference theme was creative brand and design, highlighting innovativeness and the pivotal role of design in the development of brands and in business in general. The conference is the leading international academic conference in the field of branding.

Paulin attributes her success to the smaller classes and the open door policy professors have at the university.

“At Nipissing the professors know you by name. They know who you are and can identify your strengths and weaknesses,” said Paulin. “My professors always gave great feedback that was beneficial for my next assignment or presentation. Often I would stop by my professors office if I had a question or concern and they were always willing to help.”

Paulin is currently working for the Conservation Authorities. Her goals are to earn her doctorate degree and to continue her research on the branding of forest products.

Her advice to students aiming to earn a President’s Gold Medal award is attending all of your classes.

“It seems like a small thing but going to class helped me throughout my studies. It cuts down study time and review time. Asking questions during class and participating in group discussions are valuable because you they are ways to learn outside of a textbook,” says Paulin. “Always putting your best effort on every assignment because the small ones will help you better succeed on the large assignments.”

Paulin is currently working for the Conservation Authorities. Her goals are to earn her doctorate degree and to continue her research on the branding of forest products.​

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