Gzowski Medal

In honour of the 10th anniversary of the Quo Vadis movement, Quo Vadis Conferences Canada is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Sir Casimir Stanislaw Gzowski Quo Vadis Leadership Medal!

This medal is named in honour of perhaps the most significant Canadian of Polish descent in history, Sir Casimir Gzowski, whose own story reflects the ideals of Quo Vadis. Casimir Gzowski fought for Poland’s freedom in the November Uprising, became a political prisoner, and then emigrated to Canada, where he became a very successful Engineer who helped to build some of the most important infrastructure in this country. He capped off his career by being Knighted by Queen Victoria herself.

This newly created award will be presented to exceptional individuals who have helped to shape the Quo Vadis movement into what it is today, as well as to those who have demonstrated support for Polonia youth and for Polonia in Canada and around the world. It will not be limited to people of Polish heritage. 

The Sir C.S. Gzowski Leadership Medals will be presented for the first time at the upcoming Quo Vadis X conference in Toronto on September 21, 2019. Medals will also be presented at all future editions of the conference as a legacy of Quo Vadis X and of the conferences that preceded it.
Decisions on award recipients will be made by a newly-formed Quo Vadis Conferences Canada Awards Committee and award recipients will be featured on this website. 


Do you want to nominate someone for the Gzowski Medal? Reach out to our Awards Committee Chair, Dominic Roszak at quovadisconferencescanada@gmail.com.