July 26, 2022

Ph.D. Graduate Signy Lynch wins York University Barbara Godard Prize for Best Dissertation in Canadian studies

Ph.D. Graduate Signy Lynch was awarded the York University Barbara Godard Prize for Best Dissertation in Canadian studies for her thesis “Intercultural Relations: Direct Audience Address in Contemporary Theatre in Canada”. The honour is awarded yearly to the doctoral dissertation on a Canadian topic defended at York University that best advances the knowledge of Canada. Special attention is given to dissertations that transcend disciplinary boundaries and demonstrate innovation in thought and/or methodology.

The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies offers the award in memory of a former colleague, Barbara Godard, who made substantial contributions to the study of Canada.  As the winner of the Godard Prize, Lynch will also be nominated for the dissertation prize of the Canadian Studies Network – Réseau d’études canadiennes to be adjudicated in later 2022.

For more information on the Gordon Prize click here.