Award Recipients

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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.

Scholarly Research / 2017

Hodul'eh-a: A Place of Learning

In 2017 the historic partnership between the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre and the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation was marked with the creation of a new permanent gallery located on the site of their traditional hunting grounds and village.

Community Programming / 2017

History Goes to the Market

In Sherbrooke, for one weekend, market-goers at the Marché de la Gare find themselves whisked back to the year 1900.

Community Programming / 2017

Spirit Lines: Northern Outreach Project

The Manitoba Museum’s Spirit Lines project represents the innovative merging of museum content and Indigenous expertise to create two educational kits for use in schools at Garden Hill and Norway House First Nations.

Museums / 2017

Robert C.H. Sweeny

Robert C. H. Sweeny is the 2016 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Scholarly Research: The Sir John A. Macdonald Prize

Scholarly Research / 2016

Adam Pounder and Lori Buchanan

Adam Pounder and Lori Buchanan help their students connect their family past to critical moments in Canadian history. Students start by selecting and interviewing a relative, searching through family photographs, and writing about their relative’s experiences.

Teaching / 2016

Rita Gravina and Catherine Pfaff

The students of teacher Rita Gravina and Catherine Pfaff delve into the many unsung stories of women who served their country during the First World War by creating video narratives on the war experiences of former Bishop Strachan School students. 

Teaching / 2016

Holly Richard

Holly Richard’s students engage in a wide variety of academic and co-curricular activities meant to deepen their awareness of the connections between First Nation, Métis, and Inuit histories and cultures. 

Teaching / 2016

Brian Clancy, Lisa Sheppard, and Catherine Morneault

Brian Clancy, Lisa Sheppard, and Catherine Morneault gave their grade six French immersion students a big challenge for their school year: “How can we collaboratively teach our community about the Canadian experience at Vimy Ridge and do something AWESOME in the process?” 

Teaching / 2016

Elizabeth Freeman-Shaw and Sarah Murdoch

Elizabeth Freeman-Shaw and Sarah Murdoch introduce their first unit of Grade 10 history through the lens of Indigenous Issues in conjunction with the introduction and application of each of the six Historical Thinking concepts. 

Teaching / 2016