Samuel Cardwell Receives Governor General’s Gold Medal

July 7, 2023 by CMS Communnications

CMS is thrilled to announce that Alum Samuel Cardwell has received a Governor General’s Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, the highest academic honour available to graduate students in Canada. One of three medalists, Samuel was determined to have the highest academic standing based on performance, thesis merit and defense, and to have shown exceptional originality and importance in his research.

Samuel defended his dissertation, "The Idea of Evangelisation in Latin Christianity from the Early Church to Bede" this past January, posing questions on the Christian impulse to spread the Gospel, exploring the derivation and evolution of the concept of evangelisation. Examining Latin writings from the fifth and eighth centuries, Samuel argues that authors from the latter, specifically Gregory the Great and the Venerable Bede, were most influential in shifting evangelisation into an enduring aspect of Western Christian practice. 

This accomplishment marks a string of good news for Dr. Cardwell, who has also recently accepted a position at the University of Nottingham as Teaching Associate in Early Medieval English History.

Please join CMS in wishing Samuel the utmost congratulations!


Read Samuel's SGS Interview