Award Recipients

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Yoland Bouchard

A teacher at the Collège Notre-Dame de Sherbrooke, Mr. Yoland Bouchard has based his innovative pedagogy on a deep-seated desire to understand his students and to instill in them the essential historical knowledge and skills for understanding Canada's history. His musical approach – whereby the student discovers and analyzes songs in their respective historical contexts – allows adolescents to connect with their age-specific fields of interest.

Teaching / 2015

Kathryn Whitfield

Ms. Whitfield’s students took part in “Historical Thinking Missions,” where they conducted historical research and field work to learn about the history of Toronto’s St. John’s Ward. Students learned how to interpret and analyze historical photographs, fire insurance maps, tax assessment records, and census data.

Teaching / 2015

Mark Zuehlke

Mark Zuehlke, one of Canada’s prolific historical writers, is also one of the country’s pre-eminent military historians, and has written more than fifteen books on our military legacy.

Popular Media / 2014

Manon St-Hilaire

Manon St-Hilaire’s Grade 6 class created four audio books to add to the audio corner of the school library. These books were written from a historical perspective and designed for each of the four learning modules for students in grades 1 through 4: Canadian art and artists, transportation, Heritage Fairs and Aboriginal culture and history.

Teaching / 2014

Gérald Charron

Gerald Charron's students participated in a project to recognize the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland. After completing a novel student about the event, students broke out into groups to investigate four themes relating to the ship's sinking: territory / land, population, economy, and the St. Lawrence River.

Teaching / 2014

The Great Lakes Storm of 1913 Remembrance Committee

The Great Lakes Storm of 1913 Remembrance Committee came together in 2012 to plan a multi-faceted centennial remembrance for the greatest Canadian maritime disaster ever to occur on the Great Lakes.

Community Programming / 2014

Musées de la civilisation

The 2014 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive! is presented to the Musées de la civilisation for the exhibition C’est notre histoire. Premières Nations et Inuit du XXIe siècle.

Museums / 2014

Laurie Cassie and Sharon Moy

Laurie Cassie and Sharon Moy created an interdisciplinary unit for their students, combining science, literature, and history, which culminated in a train ride to Jasper, Alberta and a public display of their research projects.

Teaching / 2014

Michael Berry

To learn about the history of Canada's economic policies, Michael Berry's students travel in a time machine and "meet" seven different Prime Ministers.

Teaching / 2014

Connie Wyatt Anderson

As a teacher in Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Manitoba, Connie has designed a unit on the First World War that incorporates First Nations' perspectives and focuses on the experiences of Aboriginal people.

Teaching / 2014