Sunday, November 19, 2017

Historians at the Order of Canada

The recent list of Order of Canada appointments include Norman Hillmer  ("a leading historian of Canadian foreign policy...committed to increasing public knowledge of our nation’s past, and was one of the major players behind the creation of the Canadian Encyclopedia.") and Gregory Kealey ("has contributed to a better understanding of Canadian working-class history. A leading social historian,...  In addition, he is an award-winning author and co-founder of the respected academic journal Labour/Le Travail, which he edited for more than 20 years.)

Kealey was also on the June 2017 list of appointments, so something is unclear there, but congratulations to both.

Among writers, there's children's writer and storyteller Jan Andrews of Ottawa (sadly posthumous, as she died suddenly last summer.), And among cultural and heritage activists, Gloria Cranmer Webster, "founding director and curator of the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, which preserves and promotes the cultural heritage of the Kwakwaka’wakw and houses a collection repatriated from the Canadian Museum of History," and publisher Linda McKnight.
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