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The individuals and organizations being recognized deepen our understanding of the past by highlighting lesser-known stories, representing the diversity of our experiences, and encouraging meaningful public dialogue around history.
We are now accepting applications for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching. Deadline is April 30th.
Sylvia D. Hamilton is one of the most influential public historians working in Canada today, earning a reputation for excellence over four decades of active history-making.
Perspectives on Biodiversity – Sturgeon Harpoon Knowledge Web explores the complex and sophisticated web of knowledge and relationships that surround any one species or belonging.
Shirley Tillotson’s Give and Take: The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy demonstrates how much historians stand to learn by exploring taxation and related fiscal measures.
Through a combination of online research, consultation with community artisans and hands-on experience, Heather Jefkins’ students explored the traditional fibre arts of quilting and weaving.
Robert Bell’s students curated an exhibit at the Dundas Museum and Archives about a student from their school who had passed away as a result of the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918-19.
David Brian and Stephen Punga’s students published an interactive map and database of headstones belonging primarily to settlers of African descent in Essex County, Ontario.
Kayla Dallyn and Genevieve Soler’s students worked alongside Elders to trace their family lineages back several generations. Through oral histories and conversations with the Elders, the students learned about ancestors who made enduring contributions to the Stoney Nakoda community.
After conducting in-depth research and insightful analyses, Jean-Philippe Payer’s students worked with various digital tools—including 3D printers and 3D scanners—to reproduce and contextualize artefacts and works of art on loan from museums.
In an integrated project between English Language Arts and Canadian History courses, the grade 11 students of Jock Martin and Heather Ragot investigated the history and legacy of colonialism and its impact on Indigenous people in Canada.
To mark the centenary of Ginger Goodwin’s death, the Cumberland Museum and Archives led a series of programs and events that engaged the public with history through artistic, academic and immersive experiences.
The Ursulines-de-Trois-Rivières heritage site undertook two major historical and digital projects to highlight important stories relating to the Catholic religious complex.
Online or in-person, join us January 19, 2020 for the 12th Canada’s History Forum. Recipients of the 2019 Governor General’s History Awards will share their experience of making the personal stories big and the big stories personal. Presenters will explain how small stories make complicated histories more accessible to learners of all ages.