Award Recipients

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Elizabeth Phipps

Effectively teaching her young students about the unique historical relationship between indigenous and non-native people of Canada was the motivation for Elizabeth Phipps when she started her Saskatchewan landscape project. Together her students created and developed a living landscape of Saskatchewan that focused on the history of First Nations, the Métis and European settlers.

Teaching / 2012

Scott Masters

Early in his teaching career Scott Masters noticed that his students often had few opportunities to connect with past generations. He made it his mission to bridge that gap. Starting with inviting individual speakers into his classroom, his project slowly grew into the Crestwood Oral History Project.

Teaching / 2012

Janet Thompson

For Janet Thompson, the best way to engage students is to give them opportunities to be actively involved in their learning by thinking like historians. It’s this passion for teaching historical thinking that drives her in the classroom.

Teaching / 2012

Daraius M. Bharucha and Stefano Fornazzari San Martín

The idea for the project “My Place in Canadian History: Digital Storytelling with Historical Thinking Concepts” came from a simple question that was extremely relevant to both Stefano Fornazzari San Martín and Daraius M. Bharucha, given their own journeys to Canada.

Teaching / 2012

Calgary Heritage Initiative Society

In the inaugural year of Century Homes Calgary (2012), an amazing 508 households signed up to research their homes, and create and display homemade yard signs with historical information, telling their part of Calgary’s story.

Community Programming / 2012

La Meute Culturelle

Since its inception in 2002, over twenty of Lafontaine’s pioneering families have been showcased in various editions of the Musée vivant de Lafontaine.

Community Programming / 2012

Canadian War Museum

The innovative quality of the Human Library allowed the “readers” to gain an even deeper understanding of our country’s response to conflict, while creating lasting personal connections.

Museums / 2012

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography

The DCB/DBC is an extraordinary combination of scholarship and accessibility, making it our country's most reliable biographical source of information on the great names of our shared past. .

Popular Media / 2012

François-Marc Gagnon, Nancy Senior and Réal Ouellet

François-Marc Gagnon, Nancy Senior and Réal Ouellet received the award for their book, The Codex Canadensis and the Writings of Louis Nicolas

Scholarly Research / 2012

Michel Ducharme

Michel Ducharme received the 2011 Macdonald Prize for his book Le concept de liberté au Canada a l’époque des Révolutions atlantiques (1776-1838).

Scholarly Research / 2011