Past Winners

Dr. Kristine Alexander - Canada Research Chair Holder, History Department, University of Lethbridge

Dissertation Title: “The Girl Guide Movement, Imperialism and Internationalism in Interwar England, Canada and India.”

Publications (selection):

“The Girl Guide Movement and Imperial Internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, no. 1 (Winter 2009): 37-63.

“Similarity and Difference at Girl Guide Camps in England, Canada and India,” in Scouting Frontiers: Global Youth in the Scout Movement’s First Century, edited by Tammy Proctor & Nelson Block. (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009), 104-118.

“Une pédagogie des rôles sociaux dans le guidisme canadien anglophone,” in Guidisme, scoutisme et coéducation: Pour une histoire de la mixité dans les mouvements de jeunesse, edited by Thierry Scaillet, Françoise Rosart & Sophie Wittemans (Louvain-le-Neuve: Académia bruylant, 2007), 195-210.

Dr. Tarah Brookfield - Assistant Professor, Department of Contemporary Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

Dissertation Title: “Protection, Peace, Relief, and Rescue: Canadian Women’s Cold War Activism at Home and Abroad, 1945-1975.”

Publications (selection):

‘Cold War Comforts: Canadian Women & Child Welfare, 1945-1975’, Series: Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada (Waterloo: WLU Press, forthcoming).

‘Maverick Mothers and Mercy Flights: Canada’s Controversial Introduction to International Adoption,’ Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, 19(1) 2009, 307-330.

‘Divided by the Ballot Box: The Montreal Council of Women and the 1917 Election,’ Canadian Historical Review, 89(4) December 2008: 473-501. Republished in Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women’s History, Tamara Myers and Adele Perry eds. (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Mathieu Brûlé - PhD Student, Graduate Program in History, York University

Dissertation Title: “Natural Allies”: A History of Organized Labour’s Relationship with Gay and Lesbian Movements in Ontario, 1945-2000 “


Chapters in Books

“Arbitrating Class and Gender: Working-Class Women and Labour Arbitration in Tourcoing, 1848-1894” in Seeking Lady Justice: Women, Gender and the Courts, ed. Eva Schandevyl (Ashgate Publishing, Forthcoming).

Book Reviews

The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation. By Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009). Socialist Studies 8, no.1 (2012).

Dr. Benjamin Bryce - Post Doctoral Fellow, History Department, University of Toronto

Dissertation title: “Making Ethnic Space: Education, Religion, and the German Language in Argentina and Canada, 1880-193 ” (in Progress).

Publications (selection):

« Los caballeros de beneficencia y las damas organizadoras: El Hospital Alemán y la idea de comunidad en Buenos Aires, 1880-1930 ». Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos 70 (2011) : 79-107.

« La etnicidad en el Argentinisches Tageblatt, 1905-1918: la discusión de una comunidad germánica y alemana ». Dans Anuario Argentino de Germanística IV. Sous la direction de Regula Rohland and Miguel Vedda. Buenos Aires: Asociación Argentina de Germanistas, 2008, 125-143.

Adrian Gamble - PhD Student, Graduate Program in History, York University

Dissertation Title: “Canada’s Arts and Crafts Movement “

Conference Presentations:

New Frontiers Graduate History Conference at York University

2013 ‘Your Home Has Been Selected’: An Intimate Peak into Canada’s Arts and Crafts Movement
2012 Canada’s Arts and Crafts Architects
Video Games, the Military, and the Space they Share

Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC)

2012 The Canadian Arts and Crafts Movement Then and Now: Tracing the Evolution of Domestic Space in Canada, 1900 – Present
2011 Comfortable, Honest, and Unpretentious: A Cultural History of the Canadian Arts and Crafts Movement

Christopher Grafos - PhD Student, Graduate Program in History, York University

Dissertation Title: “Friends or Foes? Internal Dynamics and External Perceptions of Canada’s Greek immigrants in Anglophone and Francophone Canada, 1945 – 1991“


“Unsettling and Redefining Space: A Study of Canada’s Greek Immigrants during Greece’s Military Dictatorship,” Submitted as an article to edited book volume entitled Borderlans, Transnationalism, and Migration in North America. November 2012.

Dr. Jarett Henderson - Assistant Professor, Department of History, Mount Royal University

Dissertation Title: “Uncivil Subjects: Metropolitan Meddling, Conditional Loyalty, and Lord Durham’s 1838 Administration of Lower Canada”

Publications (selection):

“‘I am pleased with my Lambton loot’: Arthur George Doughty and the Making of the Durham Papers, 1904-1936,” Archivaria, (Fall 2010).

“‘No Money, But Muscle and Pluck’: Cultivating trans-imperial manliness for the fields of empire,” in Making It Like A Man! Canadian Masculinities in Practice, Christine Ramsay, et al eds. (Wilfrid Laurier University Press: Spring 2011).

Brian R. MacDowall - PhD Student, Graduate Program in History, York University

Dissertation Title: “Finding Space for Redress: Veterans, the Government, and Aboriginal Lands in Canada, 1916-1930”

Publications (selection):

“He’s Physically in Good Shape and Looks Well’: Wounded Aboriginal Soldiers, the Department of Indian Affairs, and Bodily Scripts, 1918-1924, Native Studies Review

Review of Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat, Essays in History 53 (Summer 2011), et al eds. (Wilfrid Laurier University Press: Spring 2011).

Dr. Colin McCullough - Post Doctoral Fellow, L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History

Dissertation Title: “The Fragile Army: Peacekeeping and National Identity in Postwar Canada” (in Progress)

Publications (selection):

“’No Axe to Grind in Africa:’ Violence, Racial Prejudice and Media Representations of the Canadian Peacekeeping Mission to the Congo, 1960-1964.” In New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of a Global Consciousness edited by Karen Dubinsky et al. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2009: 229-236.

“Chloe Cooley and the Limitation of Slavery in Ontario” Heritage Matters (August 2007): 12-13.

Dr. Ian Milligan - Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Waterloo

Dissertation Title: “Rebel Youth: New Leftists, Youth, and Labour in English Canada, 1964-1973″

Publications (selection):

“This Board Has a Duty to Intervene’ Challenging the Spadina Expressway Through the Ontario Municipal Board, 1963-1971” Urban History, vol. 38, no 2 (Spring 2011)

“The Force of All Our Numbers’: New Leftists, Labour, and the 1973 Artistic Woodwork Strike,” Labour-Le Travail, 66 (Fall 2010): 37-71.

“Sedition in Wartime Ontario: The Trials and Imprisonment of Isaac Bainbridge, 1917-1918”, Ontario History, vol. 100, no 2 (Autumn 2008): 150-177.

Dr. Ian Mosby - Post Doctoral Research Fellow, History Department, University of Guelph

Dissertation Title: “Food Will Win the War: Mobilizing Canada’s Kitchens for Victory During the Second World War” (in Progress).

Publications (selection):

“‘That Won Ton Soup Headache’: The Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, MSG and the Making of American Food, 1968-1980” Social History of Medicine 22, No. 1 (April 2009): 133-151.

“Making and Breaking Canada’s Food Rules: Science, the State, and the Government of Nutrition, 1942-1949” in Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History, edited by Marlene Epp, Franca Iacovetta, and Valerie Korinek. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011 [forthcoming].

Heather Steel - PhD Student, Graduate Program in History, York University

Dissertation Title: “Suffrage Debates and the Construction of Citizenship in Canada, 1867-1920”

Publications (selection):

“Where’s the Policy? Immigration to New Brunswick, 1945-1971.” Acadiensis 35:2 (Spring 2006): 85-105.

Conrad, Margaret and Heather Steel, “They Come and the They Go: Four Centuries of Immigration to New Brunswick.” In Rendez-Vous Immigration 2004: Immigration in New Brunswick, Issues and Challenges. Edited by Hélène Destrempes and Joe Ruggeri. Fredericton: Policy Studies Centre, Atlantic Metropolis Centre, University of New Brunswick, 2005, 43-78. [Also translated in French]

Dr. Jay Young - SSHRC Post Doctoral Fellow, History Department, McMaster University

Dissertation Title: “Searching for a Better Way: Subway Life and Metropolitan Growth, 1942-1978” (in Progress).

Publications (selection):

“Saving Oriole Park”, Spacing Magazine

“Defining a Community in Exile: The Challenges of War Resister Communication and Identity in AMEX, 1968-1973.” (submitted Histoire sociale-Social History)

Member of the steering committee.


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