Events Celebrating the 2017 Governor General's History Awards

The top honours in the field of history were presented by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette on November 22, 2017.

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In case you missed it!

The theme of the 10th Canada’s History Forum was “Making History Relevant.” Speakers explored what we can do as individuals and as communities to ensure that history has a vital role in the places we live and work. Presenters include some of the 2017 Governor General History Awards recipients.

2017 Recipients

Spirit Lines: Northern Outreach Project

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive!

Hodul'eh-a: A Place of Learning

Recipients of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Community Programming

History Goes to the Market

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Community Programming

Marc Mailhot and Lynda Brown

Recipients of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Rob Flosman

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Glen Thielmann

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter makes a strong contribution to our understanding of Canada’s emergence as a country, illuminating ongoing struggles around gender equality, Indigenous rights, and humans’ relationships with their natural environments.

Naomi Fortier-Fréçon and Leia Laing

Recipients of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Armand Doucet

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Janet Ruest

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Daniel Francis

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award

Know a teacher who made a difference?

Nominations for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching are accepted all year round.