Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Prize watch:

Constance Backhouse, the University of Ottawa law professor and historian, was one of five persons recently honoured with the Governor-General's award in commemoration of the Persons Case.  (Persons Day, October 18, slipped by us this year.)

And the Hilary Weston Prize in non-fiction was awarded to Graeme Smith for his Afghanistan memoir The Dogs Are Eating Them Now

And Tom Morton reminds me the Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching just wer announced for:
  • Rachel Collishaw of Glebe Collegiate Institute in Ottawa
  • Romy Cooper and Graeme Cotton of General Gordon Elementary, Vancouver,
  • Matt Henderson of St. John’s-Ravenscourt School, Winnipeg,
  • Lucie-Jean Mercier of Académie Lafontaine, St-Jérôme, Quebec
  • Catherine MacDonald of Fr. L. J. Austin Catholic Secondary School, Whitby, Ont.,
  • Neil Orford of Centre Dufferin District High School in Shelburne, Ont
Canada's History announced a slew of student awards in history as well.  Congratulations, all around.
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