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Dimitry Anastakis, University of Toronto

Dimitry Anastakis is the LR Wilson/RJ Currie Chair in Canadian Business History at the University of Toronto in the Department of History and the Rotman School of Management. He specializes in postwar business, economic and political history, with a focus on business-state relations and the auto industry in Canada.

Fluency: English

Janis Thiessen, University of Winnipeg
Business history, labour history, and the history of food

Janis Thiessen specializes in business history, labour history, and the history of food. Her research approaches include oral history, public history, and digital history. Her books include Manufacturing Mennonites (UTP 2013), NOT Talking Union (MQUP 2016), Snacks (UofM Press 2017), and Necessary Idealism (CMU Press 2018). Her current research involves the Manitoba Food History Truck (manitobafoodhistory.ca).  

Fluency: English

Shirley TillotsonDalhousie 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

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.

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