This item is a James Watt medal awarded to J.R. McKenzie in 1884. One side of the medal bears a wreath surrounded by the words, "In memory of the Meeting of the British Association at Montreal, 1884, and "J.R. McKenzie, 1884" etched in the middle. The other side has a profile of James Watt with the words, "Presented at McGill University, Montreal, Prize for applied sciences."
This item is a 1875 Professor William Sutherland medal. One side depicts Sutherland in profile, with text that reads, "Guilielmus Sutherland M.D., OB. MDCCCLXXV." The other side of the medal shows the McGill coat of arms, a wreath of maple leaves and text that reads, "Ad scientias chamicas excolendas cath. Sutherland inst., Universitas McGill, Praemium in facultate medicine."
This item is a McGill medal commemorating the tercentenary of William Shakespeare's birth. One side of the medal has a an image of Shakespeare in profile with the words "Shakspere [sic], 1564-1616." The other side bears a McGill coat of arms and "Shakspere [sic] Tercentenary, 1864, for English literature" inside a decorative cross, with "McGill College, Montreal" in a ring around the edge of the medal.