Molly Ladd-Taylor Promoted to Full Professor

Dear Colleagues: I am very happy to report that President Lenton has recently approved the recommendations of the Adjudicating and Senate Review Committees that our colleague Molly Ladd-Taylor be promoted to Full Professor.  In her letter the president mentions that Molly's file "amply documents [the] stellar contributions in all three criterion areas."  This, of course, […]

Alan Corbiere wins the Governor General of Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal

  I am delighted to announce that History doctoral candidate Alan Corbiere has won the Governor General of Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) for his work in developing the Anishinaabemowin Revival Program (for the Ojibwa language). For reference, see The goal of the Anishinaabemowin Revival Program is to develop proficiency in conversational Anishinaabemowin in […]

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 […]