August 26, 2016
Dear Duane Rousselle,
Your scholastic accomplishments have earned you the Governor General’s Academic Medal, which has a distinguished history dating back to 1873, when it was created by then-Governor General Lord Dufferin. I congratulate you most heartily on this award.
As a recipient of this medal, you have shown that combining hard work, perseverance and commitment leads to academic success. I would like to encourage you to use your time and talent in the service of others and of the broader community. I also encourage you to think innovatively and creatively in all that you do, seeking new and better ways to solve problems and improve our lives.
I challenge you to use your talents to build a better Canada as we approach the country’s 150th anniversary in 2017. Just imagine the impact we would have if each recipient of this modal directed his or her intellectual talents in innovative ways. Together, we can create a smarter, more caring, Canada and a fairer, more just world.
Once again, please accept my congratulations.
Signed: His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston