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 […]

Congratulations on Globalizing Confederation

Globalizing Confederation brings together original research from 17 scholars to provide an international perspective on Canada’s Confederation in 1867. In seeking to ascertain how others understood, constructed or considered the changes taking place in British North America, Globalizing Confederation unpacks a range of viewpoints, including those from foreign governments, British colonies, and Indigenous peoples. Exploring perspectives from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, […]

Congratulations on Fixing the Poor: Eugenic Sterilization and Child Welfare in the Twentieth Century

Dear Colleagues: Much to my delight, I came in today to find a new book by our colleague Molly Ladd-Taylor.  Published by Johns Hopkins Press, it is entitled Fixing the Poor: Eugenic Sterilization and Child Welfare in the Twentieth Century.  The description is below.  Please join me in congratulating Molly on this wonderful achievement. Between […]

Congratulations to Marcel Martel, Jacqueline D. Krikorian, David R. Cameron, Andrew W. McDougall & Robert C. Vipond on their new publications

Source: and In recognition of Canada’s sesquicentennial, this two-volume set brings together previously published scholarship on Confederation into one collection. The editors sought to reproduce not only the "classic" studies about the people, ideas, and events associated with the passage of the British North America Act, 1867, but also scholarly works that capture […]

Edward Jones-Imhotep wins 2017 Abbot Payson Usher Prize

Source: Y-File Article, Nov. 1, 2017 An article on Glenn Gould and the history of technology has earned York University Professor Edward Jones-Imhotep the prestigious 2017 Abbot Payson Usher Prize. The Usher Prize is awarded for the best scholarly work published during the preceding three years under the auspices of the Society for the History of […]

Congratulations to Nick Rogers on his new book, "Bristol from Below"

  Nick Rogers just received, hot off the press, copies of his latest book entitled Bristol From Below: Law, Authority and Protest in a Georgian City.  The book, co-authored by Steve Poole, is published by Boydel Press.  Please join me in congratulating Nick and in celebrating our wonderfully productive department. Description of book: Bristol from […]

Congratulations to Prof. Marcel Martel and Prof. Richard Hoffmann - Elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Dear Colleagues: I am very happy to report that our colleagues, Richard Hoffmann and Marcel Martel, have just been elected as Fellows to the Royal Society of Canada.  This is such an honour for our department and for our university.  On behalf of everyone associated with our department I would like to congratulate Richard and […]