2018 Governor General's History Awards Recipients

Canadians recognized for their commitment to keeping our history alive.

November 15, 2018

Canada’s History Society is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Governor General’s History Awards. The individuals and organizations being recognized deepen our understanding of the past by highlighting lesser-known stories, representing the diversity of our experiences, and encouraging meaningful public dialogue around history.   

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

Excellence in Community Programming

Presented by Canada’s History

Excellence in Museums: History Alive!

Presented by the Canadian Museums Association with the support of Ecclesiastical Insurance

Excellence in Scholarly Research: The Sir John A. Macdonald Prize

Presented by the Canadian Historical Association with the support of Manulife Financial

  • Elsbeth Heaman, Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867-1917, McGill University, Montreal (Que.)

Excellence in Teaching

Presented by Canada’s History with the support of TD Bank Group

Excellence in Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award

Presented by Canada’s History

In addition to the recipients of the Governor General’s History Awards, we would like to recognize the following prizes:

Indigenous Arts and Stories

Presented by Historica Canada

Kayak Kids’ Illustrated History Challenge

Presented by Canada’s History with the support of TD Bank

Experiences Canada History Award

  • Pat Watson, Elgin (Ont.)
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