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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 […]

Public History Student Manprit Gill Curates Exhibit at Archives of Ontario

Manprit Gill, a fourth-year History Major and a student in Prof. Jennifer Bonnell's History 4840: Public History course, has curated a new exhibition at the Archives of Ontario. Titled Echoes from the Past: Remembering the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre, the exhibit displays selected records from the Frost Centre collection, acquired by the Archives […]

Truth and Reconciliation Chair addresses Canada and Global Indigeneity

YFile Article - March 29, 2017 Justice Murray Sinclair, senator and former chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, will examine what Canada can learn from Indigenous societies around the world on March 30 at York University’s annual Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture in Canadian History. Sinclair’s talk, “Indigeneity, the World, and […]

The Department of History Welcomes Edward Jones-Imhotep

I am very pleased to announce that the Provost has recently approved formally the transfer of Professor Edward Jones-Imhotep, currently Associate Professor in the Dept. of Natural Science in the Faculty of Science, to LA&PS History. Prof. Jones-Imhotep’s research focuses on the intertwined histories of technology, trust, and social order in modern Europe and North […]

Bruno Véras, York PhD candidate earns international award for racial equity project

YFile Article - March 7, 2017 York University PhD candidate Bruno Véras has earned the Antonieta de Barros Award for the promotion of racial and gender equity in Brazil. The award recognizes 30 initiatives or communication projects promoting racial equality and overcoming racism. Véras is a grad student in the Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional […]