Nancy Janovicek is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Calgary, the author of No Place To Go: Local Histories of the Battered Women’s Shelter Movement, and co-editor of two collections on women’s and gender history. In 2016, she received the Marion Dewar Prize in Canadian Women’s History, awarded biennially by the National Capital Committee on the Scholarship, Preservation and Dissemination of Women's History.
She has been an active member of the CHA throughout her career. In 2003, she was one of the authors of the CHA’s Submission to the Inter-Agency Panel on Research Ethics Consultation on the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Research Involving Humans. She was the chair of the Canadian Committee on Women’s History in 2012-13. She has been a member of the Hilda Neatby Prize Committee, the CCWH Best Book Prize Committee, Marta Danylewycz Doctoral Award Committee, and the Clio Western History Committee and served on the CHA’s Nominations Committee from 2015 to 2017. She was the program chair and local organizer for the 95th Meeting of the CHA hosted by the University of Calgary in 2016.
She has been a board member of the Women’s Centre of Calgary since 2015 where she chairs the Social Policy Committee, writes blog posts on women’s history, and participates in feminist Jane’s Walks. She has recently launched the Annie Gale Project. The mission is to commemorate the first woman elected to Calgary City Council with the goal of raising awareness about the importance of women’s participation in politics.
François-Xavier Medal, CHA's Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History, Wallace K. Ferguson & Jean-Marie Fecteau Prizes Portfolio
It is easy to describe John Lutz as a professor and Chair of the History department at the University of Victoria but after that he is hard to pin down. His research focuses on the Pacific Northwest from the first contact between Indigenous People and Europeans in the 1770s to the refinements of the welfare state in the 1970s and he focuses particularly on the histories of race, labour, and indigenous-settler relations. He has a keen interest in the impact of digital technologies on research, teaching and dissemination of history, is a co-director of the Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History Project and several other historical website projects.
Lately he has been dabbling in computer assisted textual analyses and historical Geographic Information Systems, has curated an art history exhibit at Victoria’s Legacy Gallery and is playing a leading role in his department’s new Public History program. He co-teaches an ethnohistory field school with the Stó:lõ First Nation, was a co-founder of THEN/HIER and has served as director of the university’s Office of Community Based Research where he expanded his commitment to bringing the university to the wider community.
His book, Makuk: A New History of Native-White Relations, won what is now called the Canada Prize for the best book in the Social Sciences in Canada in 2010 and he or his projects have won the Pierre Berton Prize from Canada’s National History Society, The Hackenberg Award from the Society for Applied Anthropology and one was short listed for the SSHRC Impact Award.
Shannon McSheffrey is Professor of History at Concordia University, where she teaches medieval European history. She served as chair of her department from 2007 to 2010 and has sat in various capacities on committees and councils of a number of Canadian and international learned societies, and she currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Society of Medievalists and sits on the Council of the North American Conference on British Studies. She also served as Associate Editor of the Journal of British Studies from 2010-14 and as a review editor for The Medieval Review from 2008-10. Shannon's research interests centre around law, mitigation, gender, sexuality, civic culture, marriage, civic culture, literacy, heresy, and popular religion in late medieval England.
She has published numerous scholarly articles and five books: Gender and Heresy: Women and Men in Lollard Communities, 1420-1530 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995); Love and Marriage in Late Medieval London (Medieval Institute Publications, 1995); Lollards of Coventry 1486-1522 (co-authored with Norman Tanner), Camden Fifth Series, vol. 23 (Cambridge University Press, 2003); Marriage, Sex, and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006); and Seeking Sanctuary: Law, Mitigation, and Politics in English Courts, 1400-1550 (Oxford University Press, 2017). She has won several awards for her research and teaching and was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society of the U.K. in 2002.
Mathieu Arsenault completed a Ph.D. dissertation at York University (2019) on the special relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown in the 19th century. He his associate professor in the history department of Université de Montréal and teach the history of Indigenous North America.
His research focuses on discursive practices and Aboriginal petitions, the evolution of the Department of Indian Affairs and the development of Aboriginal villages in the province of Canada in the 19th century. Other works also deal with historiography, the history of the 1837-1838 Rebellions, rural history of Lower Canada, and the history of French mental health services in 20th century Ontario.
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Allyson Stevenson is Métis scholar from Kinistino, SK. She is an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies and Gabriel Dumont Institute Chair in Metis Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
She obtained her PhD in History from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015. From 2016-2017 she was the inaugural Aboriginal postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph where she worked on developing a historical analysis of Indigenous women’s political organizing in Saskatchewan during the 1970’s. She held a tenure-track position at the University of Regina in the department of Politics and International Studies between January 2018 and the end of June 2020.
Her current research specializes in histories of Indigenous children and families, the Sixties Scoop, global Indigenous political movements, and settler-colonialism. Her book, Intimate Integration: The Sixties Scoop, the Adopt Indian and Métis (AIM) in Saskatchewan and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship will be published with the University of Toronto Press.
Barrington Walker is Professor of History at Wilfrid Laurier University. He teaches and writes in the areas of Black Canadian History, the racial state, immigration, coloniality and legal history.
He is the author and editor of three books, among them he has a monograph titled Race On Trial: Black Defendants in Ontario’s Criminal Courts, 1858-1958. He is currently finishing a draft of a book on the history of race, coloniality and immigration in Canada titled Colonizing Nation and he continues to work on another project on Blackness and urban danger in Canada. He is also co-editor of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.
Lisa Chilton is an associate professor in the History Department at UPEI, a member of the graduate faculty of the Master of Arts in Island Studies, and the director and (in consultation with colleagues from across UPEI) creator of a new interdisciplinary program in Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Prince Edward Island. Her research interests include international migrations and the history of British imperialism, especially as they relate to Pre-World War II Canada.
Her publications include Agents of Empire: British Female Migration to Canada and Australia, 1860s-1930 (University of Toronto Press, 2007), articles and chapters in multiple journals and edited collections (one of which won a CHA article prize in 2016), and a CHA booklet in the Immigration and Ethnicity in Canada Series, titled: Receiving Canada’s Immigrants: The Work of the State Before 1930 (2016). Lisa has served in executive positions on the Canadian Committee on Women’s and Gender History, and on the Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity, and Transnationalism. She is currently on the editorial board of the Canadian Historical Review.
John Bullen, Albert B. Corey & Clio Prizes Portfolio
Karine Duhamel is Anishinaabe-Métis and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University, a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University and a master’s degree and PhD in History from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Duhamel was formerly Adjunct Professor at the University of Winnipeg and Director of Research for Jerch Law Corporation. From 2016 to 2018, she also served as Curator at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. More recently, Dr. Duhamel served as Director of Research for the historic National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, drafting the Final Report as well as managing its Forensic Document Review Project and Legacy Archive.
Dr. Duhamel is now an independent historian and consultant. She is also an active member of several boards and committees including the International Council of Museums (ICOM) – Canada and Facing History and Ourselves. Dr. Duhamel is a frequently requested Speaker for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, a member of the Parks Canada Indigenous Advisory Circle and Co-Chair of the Expert Group on Indigenous Matters for the International Council of Archives.
Matthew Hayday is a professor of Canadian History at the University of Guelph. He has been an active member of the CHA over the past twenty years, serving on the Nominating Committee, the editorial board of the Journal of the CHA, the Bullen Prize committee, annual meeting committees, and for four years as the founding chair of the Political History Group.
He is currently co-editor of the Canadian Historical Review, and has also served as Associate Editor and Acting Editor of the Journal of Canadian Studies, and for several years on history-related SSHRC grant committees. He is the author or co-editor of six books, including So They Want Us To Learn French: Promoting and Opposing Bilingualism in English-Speaking Canada and the two volume Celebrating Canada collection, as well as many articles and book chapters. His research interests encompass a wide array of aspects of Canadian political and cultural history, including language policy and bilingualism, national identity, post-Second World War political history, social movements – and even the Canadian version of Sesame Street. His is currently working on a biography of the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark.
Letitia Johnson is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Saskatchewan. Her work focuses on Western Canadian twentieth-century history, with an emphasis on medical and ethnic/immigrant minority history. More specifically, her dissertation examines Japanese-Canadian internment during the Second World War through a healthcare lens. She received both her MA (2018) and BA Honours (2016) at the University of Alberta, where she was also involved with various public outreach projects on the history of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
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