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Nature's Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 47: Pollution Probe and the History of Environmental Activism in Ontario

Environmental activism has a long history in Canada. Like others around the world, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Canadians became involved in a number of environmental non-governmental organizations. Picking up on a prevailing spirit of protest during the era, several environmental problems surfaced as popular political issues: air pollution, water pollution, solid waste […]

Jonathan Edmondson to receive title of Distinguished Research Professor

Dear members of the History Department, I am delighted to report that the Senate Awards Committee has recommended our Chair,  Jonathan Edmondson, for a Distinguished Research Professorship. The Senate Committee notes that the file "contains high praise for the international impact of his prolific, original scholarly research, his contributions to the development of young scholars […]

Congratulations to Dr Joseph Tohill on the publication of Shopping for Change

Dear historians, More good news.  Our sessional colleague (and York History PhD ) Joseph Tohill has recently informed me of the publication of an important new volume, Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism and the Possiblities of Purchasing Power, co-edited by himself and Louis Hyman (Between the Lines Books/Cornell Univ. Press, 380 pp.). It contains essays […]

Congratulations to Craig Heron on winning the 2017 CAUT Lee Lorch Award

The Department of History warmly congratulates our colleague Craig Heron on winning this year's Lee Lorch Award (formerly the Distinguished Scholar Ward) of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).  CAUT presented the award at a banquet in Ottawa on Friday 5 May  2017. At the ceremony Craig then delivered an address on "The Public […]

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Department of History Essay Prize Winners

  Dear colleagues (with apologies for cross-posting), On behalf of this year's Awards Committee, Ben Kelly, Rachel Koopmans and Kalman Weiser, I am delighted to report that the following students have won prizes for the 2016-2017 competition. Desmond Hart Award for the Best Essay in a 1000-level Course Robert Gibbs,  'The Batoche National Historical Site' […]

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Department of History Essay Prize Winners

Dear colleagues (with apologies for cross-posting), On behalf of this year's Awards Committee, Ben Kelly, Rachel Koopmans and Kalman Weiser, I am delighted to report that the following students have won prizes for the 2016-2017 competition. Desmond Hart Award for the Best Essay in a 1000-level Course Robert Gibbs,  'The Batoche National Historical Site' (HIST […]

Inaugural lecture honours late York U Professor Bernard Luk, researcher of Hong Kong studies

YFile Article:  April 18, 2017 Choi Po King of the Chinese University of Hong Kong will give the inaugural Bernard H.K. Luk Memorial Lecture in Hong Kong Studies on April 27 at York University. Bernard Luk A beloved teacher and colleague at York, Professor Luk (1946-2016) was an internationally recognized authority on the history of […]