Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Prize Watch: Historians at the Order of Canada

John Borrows
Good to see John Borrows, fine and prolific scholar of Canadian/indigenous legal and historical matters, named an Officer of the Order of Canada in the recent appointments. John is a law professor at the University of Victoria and a member of the Chippawa of Nawash. He's also (no connection to his O.C!) an interviewee in my recent article on Treaties and Reconciliation in Canada's History.

Also of note among the appointees:  the medical historian Dr Jacalyn Duffin of Queen's University, author of several terrific works on Upper Canadian and Canadian medical history, and Guy Bertiaume, scholar of ancient Greek history in Montreal before serving as Archivist and Librarian of Canada 2014-19.

Among other appointees whose work relates more or less directly to historical subjects, notons John Geiger, journalist, writer of Arctic exploration history, and officer of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Daniel Heath Justice, the Cherokee/American/Canadian scholar of indigenous Canadian literature at UBC (also at the Officer level), and Carolyn King, dynamic elder and activist, for her work raising the status and profile of the Mississauga of New Credit in the history of southern Ontario. 

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