June 17, 2022

Ph.D. graduate wins Governor General’s Gold Medal

Ph.D. graduate Signy Lynch wins Governor General’s Gold Medal

For nearly 150 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. They are awarded to the student graduating with the highest average an approved college or university program. This year, Ph.D. graduate Signy Lynch won the esteemed prize with her dissertation, “Intercultural relations: direct audience address in contemporary theatre in Canada.”

“I am honoured to have been put forward for and chosen to receive this medal. I am grateful for the encouragement of my many mentors and colleagues, fellow Ph.D. students whose support and friendship were essential to me throughout my Ph.D. journey. I was drawn to York by my program’s (and the broader School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design’s) interdisciplinary approach, which has been an asset to my research and to my development as a scholar and a human being,” said Lynch.

Read more about Lynch, her time at AMPD and the Governor General’s Academic Medals here.