21 January 2015 - Thunder Bay & Orillia
The Department of History is pleased to announce that our alumni and faculty have received three of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society’s Publications Awards at the annual President’s Reception held in January.
Adjudicated by an independent panel of jurors, the awards are given out every two years for the best publications dealing with the history of Northwestern Ontario. Awards are given in four categories: the M. Elizabeth Arthur Award (full-length scholarly works); the J.P. Bertrand Award (scholarly articles); the Gertrude H. Dyke Award (full-length popular works); and the George B. Macgillivray Award (popular articles).
Beverly Solway (HBA 2006, MA 2007) received the J.P. Bertrand Award for her article “The Fur Traders’ Garden: Horticultural Imperialism in Rupert’s Land, 1670 – 1770,” which appeared in Irish and Scots Encounters with Indigenous Peoples, edited by David A. Wilson (McGill-Queen’s University Press).
Michel S. Beaulieu (HBA 2001, MA 2003) received the Gertrude H. Dyke Award for his book "Celluloid Dreams: An Illustrated History of Early Film at the Lakehead, 1900-1931" (Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society) and the M. Elizabeth Arthur Award for his book "Labour at the Lakehead: Ethnicity, Socialism, and Politics, 1900-35" (University of British Columbia Press).
Congratulations also to alumni Mark Chochla (BA 1967, HBA 1975), Roy Piovesana (BA 1965, MA 1969), John Potestio (HBA 1970, MA 1981), and faculty member C. Nathan Hatton (MA 2007) who were also nominated in the various categories.