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Reflecting on the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in Canada

Dear alumni and friends of the Department of History, This is a significant year in Canada, given the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and our Department has been hosting a series of lectures and e...

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NY Times and Others Remember Professor Michael Bliss

With the passing of Professor Michael Bliss, media outlets across North America have written stories remarking on the significant impact of his life and scholarship.   The New York Times featured an ...

Professor Dan Bender.

Professor Daniel Bender discusses the Toronto Zoo

With workers on strike and the resulting closure of the Toronto Zoo last week, some residents have been questioning whether the city needs animal attractions in 2017. With his new book The Animal Game...

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Remembering Professor Michael Bliss

Dear Colleagues, We are sad to share the news that our former colleague Professor Michael Bliss, OC FRSC, has passed away.  Michael first came to the Department as an undergraduate in 1958, and he ea...

Professor Heidi Bohaker.

Professor Heidi Bohaker Discusses Ontario at 150 on "The Agenda"

Professor Heidi Bohaker was invited to appear on the The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Along with Professor Bohaker, the panel included noted author Charlotte Gray and Professor Victoria Freeman (York Uni...

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Two new exhibits: "Canada by Treaty" and "Words to Form"

This spring, James Bird, Laurie Bertram and Heidi Bohaker launched two initiatives aimed at helping to educate campus community members on the centrality of Indigenous communities to the making of mo...

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Congratulations to Professor Lisa Mar!

Professor Lisa Mar, the Richard Charles Lee Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies, has been selected as one of 15 prominent Chinese Canadian women from Ontario to be recognized and honoured at Celebration...

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Professor Shafique Virani speaks about fighting Islamophobia with education

Speaking on CBC’s The National, Professor Shafique Virani discusses how we can fight back against Islamophobia through education. ...

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Professor Nhung Tran's Refugee Story

In a blog post titled "Take a Stand", Professor Nhung Tran discusses the complex realities of the refugee experience, and what it means to build a a welcoming society on the basis of justice.     ...

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Histories in Progress: Writing and Teaching the Past as it Unfolds

Susie Colbourn and Erica Toffoli, PhD candidates in the Department of History, recently wrote a piece for Process: A Blog for American History called "Histories in Progress: Writing and Teaching t...