2017 Governor General's History Awards Recipients

Canadians recognized for their commitment to keeping our history alive.

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Join us at the forum!

Online or in-person, join us November 21, 2017 for the 10th Canada’s History Forum. Speakers will explore 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 this year’s 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.