Award Recipients

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David Alexander and Ryan McManaman

As part of their school's War and Memory Legacy Project, students conducted original research relating to alumni who served in Second World War.

Teaching / 2014

Mark Zuehlke

Mark Zuehlke, one of Canada’s prolific historical writers, is also one of the country’s pre-eminent military historians, and has written more than fifteen books on our military legacy.

Popular Media / 2014

Manon St-Hilaire

Manon St-Hilaire’s Grade 6 class created four audio books to add to the audio corner of the school library. These books were written from a historical perspective and designed for each of the four learning modules for students in grades 1 through 4: Canadian art and artists, transportation, Heritage Fairs and Aboriginal culture and history.

Teaching / 2014

Gérald Charron

Gerald Charron's students participated in a project to recognize the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland. After completing a novel student about the event, students broke out into groups to investigate four themes relating to the ship's sinking: territory / land, population, economy, and the St. Lawrence River.

Teaching / 2014

The Great Lakes Storm of 1913 Remembrance Committee

The Great Lakes Storm of 1913 Remembrance Committee came together in 2012 to plan a multi-faceted centennial remembrance for the greatest Canadian maritime disaster ever to occur on the Great Lakes.

Community Programming / 2014

William C. Wicken

William C. Wicken, York University, received the 2013 award for his book The Colonization of Mi’kmaw Memory and History, 1794-1928: The King v. Gabriel Sylliboy.

Scholarly Research / 2013

Matt Henderson

Matt's blog was used as a forum to post videos, news articles, and interviews performed with First Nations leaders in relation to the Idle No More movement. From there, teachers and students from all over Canada began to add to the resources and comment on what they learned or thought of the movement itself.

Teaching / 2013

Neil Orford

As part of the CDDHS/DCMA Battlefields Project, students worked cooperatively with the archivists at the DCMA and the teaching staff at Centre Dufferin DHS in Shelburne, Ontario, conducting research which is both digital/on-line, as well as primary and oral history.

Teaching / 2013

Romy Cooper and Graeme Cotton

Romy and Graeme have revitalized the Heritage Fair at their school by designing it with a critical thinking question as the focus and teaching it as a history study rather than a social studies project, embedding historical thinking concepts into each step.

Teaching / 2013

Tim Cook

Over the past decade, acclaimed historian and author Tim Cook has championed the cause of making military history more accessible, vivid and factual.

Popular Media / 2013