Josette Bouchard–Müller

Recipient of the 2002 Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History

June 3, 2010

Toronto French School, Toronto (Ontario)

Josette Bouchard–Müller has taught in two educational environments: Toronto French School and the Mistassini Cree Reserve. She rallies francophone and anglophone students and teachers around large — projects on human rights and revolutions to prove that there is passion in Canadian history. She has produced unconventional educational material–a collection of aboriginal tales and a comic strip on Etienne Brûlé — to motivate her students. She reminds them that history is not commemoration, it is seeking to understand the past.