It gives me enormous pleasure to announce that our LA&PS History Department colleague Bill Wicken has won multiple awards at this year's meeting of the Canadian Historical Association / Société historique du Canada, which finished yesterday in Victoria B.C.
His book, The Colonization of Mi'kmaw Memory and History, 1794-1928: The King v. Gabriel Sylliboy (University of Toronto Press, 2012), has won the highly prestigious Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for the book that has made the most significant contribution to the understanding of the Canadian past in the past year. As a result, he will be awarded with a Governor General's Award for Scholarly Achievement at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in November and a $5,000 award sponsored by Manulife.
In addition, his book also won the Clio Prize for the outstanding contribution in 2012 to Atlantic Canadian History.
For further details of these CHA/SHC prizes, see http://www.cha-shc.ca/en/Prizes_24.
This is a magnificent achievement, Bill. On behalf of the entire Department we'd like to offer you our huge congratulations. It is richly deserved recognition for your groundbreaking work.
All best wishes, Jonathan