News archive - 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

MA candidate Jesse Thistle on CBC's Unreserved

On this Sunday's episode of the CBC's Unreserved, host Rosanna Deerchild interviews History MA Candidate Jesse Thistle about his research into Métis history. This week's episode, 'Taking the first steps on the road to reconciliation',  also includes interviews with Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Chair Justice Murray Sinclair and journalist Martha Troian.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Two New Major Collaborative Grants to Enhance our Understanding of Web Archives

How will historians study the 1990s or the 2000s? They'll need to use web archives: old websites, from garish GeoCities pages to academic sites to discussion boards, that form a major part of our cultural record. The question of how we can make sense of this sheer abundance of data rests at the heart of Professor Ian Milligan's two new Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants, carried out in collaboration with researchers across a half dozen universities in Canada and the United States.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Governor General honours Waterloo history prof

Susan Roy awarded for “remarkable contribution” to understanding First Nations’ history 

By Wendy Philpott

Faculty of Arts

The Governor General of Canada has honoured a Waterloo history professor for her “remarkable contributions” to the understanding of First Nations’ history.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

c̓əsnaʔəm collaborative exhibition wins Governor General's Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Susan Roy and her partners the Musqueam First Nation, the Museum of Vancouver, and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, who have won the 2015 Governor General's History Award for Museums for their collaborative exhibition c'əsnaʔəm: the city before the city

Monday, August 31, 2015

Digital archive of political parties digs deep for Election 2015

If you ever suspected Canadian politicians flip-flopped on a specific issue, or wondered where they stand on another, a new online tool will help you easily find out for sure.

Professor Ian Milligan at the University of Waterloo is charting the content of millions of archived political web pages spanning the last decade, allowing the public to compare what Canadian political leaders and pundits said in the past compared to now.