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News Category: Alumni and Friends

10Jan2017
Photograph of Professor Michael Gervers.

Professor Michael Gervers’ Donation Helps to Launch Course on Ancient Ethiopian Language

This week Michael Gervers, a Professor in the Department of History, took part in a new course to learn the ancient Ethiopian language of Ge’ez. In offering the new course, the University of Toronto...

04Jan2017
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Professor Michael Bliss Discusses the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Professor Emeritus Michael Bliss discussed the significance of the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation with Don Martin, the host of CTV’s Power Play. You can watch the interview online. The...

14Dec2016
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Congratulations to Professor Michael Marrus! Winner of 2016 Canadian Jewish Literary Award, History

On 30 October 2016, Professor Michael Marrus’ Lessons of the Holocaust was honoured with a 2016 Canadian Jewish Literary Award (CJLA), History.  The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards recognize Cana...

07Dec2016
Students sitting outside Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto.

Three History Undergraduate Students Recognized at Global Summit in Ireland

Three history undergraduate students have been recognized for their outstanding coursework. Benson Cheung, a History Major Student, Anneliese Mills, a History Major Student, and Anne Deregowski, a His...

30Nov2016
Students in History Lecture at the University of Toronto.

Skip the mid-term in history: U of T students adopt 200 year old diets from Southeast Asia

In HIS346H Rice and Spice in Southeast Asia: a Regional Food History, Professor Nhung Tran teaches her undergraduate students through an experiential learning project. After choosing from a list of pe...

26Sep2016
Craig Brown

Craig Brown, Professor Emeritus of History, passed away on September 22

Our former colleague and long-serving department chair, Robert Craig Brown, passed away on September 22, following complications from surgery. Craig was a generous, spirited, and loyal colleague. He ...

01Sep2016
Photo of Rita Leistner

Alumni Portraits: Afghanistan war, Marshall McLuhan and Green Lantern

War photographer, University of Toronto lecturer and alumna Rita Leistner has just returned from France where she was artist-in-residence for two exhibits — one based on her collaboration with Marie...

01Sep2016
Photo of Paola Jani

Alumni Portraits: Championing literacy for social justice

Paola Jani (BA 2001, political science, history, South Asian studies) has worked with non-governmental organizations and international development agencies in Canada and around the world. She has been...

01Sep2016
Photo of Mark Slade

Alumni Portraits: “I can’t name how many outstanding professors I had."

As a political science and history major, Mark Slade found U of T to be long on openness and ideology, and short on attitude or arrogance. He says that environment shaped him. “It helped me become ...

01Apr2016
A picture of a stethoscope next to a laptop keyboard.

Michael Bliss is first historian to be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

On the 14th April, 2016, University Professor emeritus Michael Bliss was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMFH), the first time that this organization has so honoured an individual who...

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