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Shirley Tillotson

Dalhousie University

Taxation and public finance

Shirley Tillotson specializes in modern Canadian history, socio-political history, taxation history, and gender and women’s history. She received critical recognition for her books, Contributing Citizens: Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State, 1920-66 (2008), and The Public at Play: Gender and the Politics of Recreation in Postwar Ontario (2000)

Fluency: English
Category: Business | Economy | Legal | Taxation

Steven High

Concordia University

Post 1960s politics in North America; Donald Trump; populism (the 'left behind')

Steven High is Professor of History at Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. He is an interdisciplinary oral and public historian with a strong interest in transnational approaches to working-class studies, forced migration, and community-engaged research. He has headed a number of major research projects, most notably the prize-winning “Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations,” and is currently leading the transnational SSHRC-funded partnership project “Deindustrialization & the Politics of Our Time.” 

Fluency: English
Category: Canadian Politics

Steven High

Concordia University

Displaced workers, plant closures in Canada and the United States

Steven High is Professor of History at Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. He is an interdisciplinary oral and public historian with a strong interest in transnational approaches to working-class studies, forced migration, and community-engaged research. He has headed a number of major research projects, most notably the prize-winning “Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations,” and is currently leading the transnational SSHRC-funded partnership project “Deindustrialization & the Politics of Our Time.” 

Fluency: English
Category: Labour

Steven High

Concordia University

Oral history, urban heritage

Steven High is Professor of History at Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. He is an interdisciplinary oral and public historian with a strong interest in transnational approaches to working-class studies, forced migration, and community-engaged research. He has headed a number of major research projects, most notably the prize-winning “Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations,” and is currently leading the transnational SSHRC-funded partnership project “Deindustrialization & the Politics of Our Time.” 

Fluency: English
Category: Canadian Politics

Susan Lamb

University of Ottawa

History of medicine, psychiatry, hospitals, disease 

Susan Lamb occupies the Jason A. Hannah Chair in History of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine. She is a historian of medicine specializing in 19th and early 20th century Anglo-American contexts. Research specialities include: medical practice and training; asylum medicine and psychiatry; surgery and pathology; nursing; hospital architecture and management; laboratory discoveries and public health responses to epidemic disease. Dr. Lamb is the author of Pathologist of the Mind: Adolf Meyer and the Origins of American Psychiatry (2014) and articles in peer-reviewed journals. A Canadian, she obtained her Ph.D. from the Institute of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and B.F.A. from York University.

Fluency: English
Category: Health | Drugs | Alcohol

Susan Nance

University of Guelph

Susan Nance is Professor of History and affiliated faculty with the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She is an internationally recognized researcher in the history of animals in entertainment. 

Susan is the author of various books and articles including Rodeo: An Animal History (University of Oklahoma Press, 2020), Animal Modernity: Jumbo the Elephant and the Human Dilemma (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), and Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). She is also sole editor of Ranching and the American West: A History in Documents (Broadview Press, 2022) and two other university textbooks for animal history courses (in progress). 

Susan's current research consists of two related projects on animals in entertainment in the 20th century United States: 1) A history of the exotic animal trade; 2) A history dog racing and greyhound adoption and advocacy.

Fluency: English
Category: Animal History

Valerie Korinek

University of Saskatchewan

Gender, history of sexualities, media and feminist histories

Her research focuses on Canadian cultural history with an emphasis on popular culture, histories of gender and sexuality, and food studies. She is the author of four books and anthologies, including the award-winning Roughing It in the Suburbs: Reading Chatelaine Magazine in the Fifties and Sixties. Her most recent academic book, Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985, is a SSHRC-funded study of gay, lesbian and queer people in the five major prairie cities.

Fluency: English
Category: Women | Gender | Family | Sexuality

Veronica Strong-Boag

University of British Columbia

Women’s and Family history, rights and issues

Former President of the CHA and founding Director of UBC’s Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, Veronica Strong-Boag has written extensively on women’s history and the history of children and families in Canada. Her books include Fostering Nation? Canada Confronts the History of Childhood Disadvantage (2011) and The New Day Recalled: Lives of Girls and Women in English Canada 1919-1939 (1988).

Fluency: English
Category: Women | Gender | Family | Sexuality

Virginia Torrie

University of Manitoba

Legal history, bankruptcy and insolvency, debtor/creditor law

Virginia Torrie is a lawyer and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba. She specializes in the legal history of Canadian bankruptcy and insolvency law. Her approach is socio-political and attentive to the way interest groups, federalism, unintended consequences, and accidents of timing influence legal changes. Her book Reinventing Bankruptcy Law: A History of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (UTP 2020) provides the first historical account of Canada’s premier restructuring regime for large companies.

Fluency: English
Category: Business | Economy | Legal | Taxation

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