Award Recipients

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Jennifer Janzen

Ms. Janzen’s students completed significant primary source research at local and provincial archives in order to investigate the lives of various people throughout Manitoba’s history. After gathering and interpreting their research, students then collaborated with a local playwright, Debbie Patterson, to create a play called Shadows of Manitoba’s Past.

Teaching / 2015

Coyote Flats Pioneer Village

Guided by the mentorship of the Centre for Oral History and Tradition at the University of Lethbridge, Picture Butte High School media students filmed seniors sharing stories and memories at Coyote Flats, and then edited the footage to produce short videos.

Community Programming / 2015

Musqueam Indian Band, Museum of Anthropology (UBC), Museum of Vancouver, and University of Waterloo

This outstanding multidisciplinary three museum project re-imagines Canada’s public spaces. Partnered with the Musqueam peoples, the project’s Indigenous urban history re-examines museum collections, and makes visible Vancouver’s historic and contemporary Indigenous cultural landscape.

Museums / 2015

Musée de la Gaspésie

The Musée de la Gaspésie worked with families on the Gaspé peninsula to assemble and exhibit their greatest historical treasures in the region's fifteen libraries. Several local and national media outlets have praised the project and, and as a result, this initiative has reached an audience of over 30,000 people.

Community Programming / 2015

Jean Barman

Sir John A. Macdonald Prize awarded for her book French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest. In it, she explores the influence that French Canadians and their Indigenous partners had in the making of the Pacific Northwest during the 19th through the 21st centuries.

Scholarly Research / 2015

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

La Société historique du Cap-Rouge

The Cap-Rouge Trestle (Tracel de Cap-Rouge) allowed Wilfrid Laurier to realize his 1896 project of building a second coast-to-coast railroad. The trestle was commemorated in 2013 thanks to the efforts of the Cap-Rouge Historical Society (Société historique du Cap-Rouge), which highlighted the hundredth anniversary of its commissioning.

Community Programming / 2014