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BHPC alumnus Tim Harrison wins Governor General’s Gold Medal for 2015

June 22, 2015 News No Comments

“The Office of the Governor General awards gold medals annually to honour academic excellence at the graduate level. The gold medal is one of the most prestigious awards a Canadian graduate student can receive. Dr. Harrison defended his dissertation ‘Forms of Sentience in Early Modernity’ in June 2014 under the supervision of Professor Elizabeth Harvey in the Department of English. His ground-breaking interdisciplinary research brings together book history, literary analysis, and the intellectual history of early modern science to examine how early modern writers used language to explore and express what it means to be alive. Dr. Harrison accepted a coveted tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of English at the University of Chicago, where he moved five days after defending his dissertation.” You can read more here.

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