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Dr. Vose elected Vice-President of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)

Our own Robin Vose, Associate Professor of History and Past President of FAUST has been elected as Vice-President of the Executive Committee of CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers).

Note that with four members, Atlantic Canada is well represented at CAUT.


Vignette from Dr. Andrew

Our Frederictonian version of Ibn Battuta, Emerita Professor Dr. Sheila Andrew, shares an adventure she had in the early 21th Century Malian town of Timbuktu.

How blondes get haircuts in Timbuktu

Faculty research activities: Dr. Torrie

Dr. Julia Torrie, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department has received a General Research Grant from the Senate Research Committee to pursue her current project entitled “‘Living like God in France’: The German Forces of Occupation, 1940-44.”

This project examines soldiers stationed in France during the German occupation, 1940-44. Though attracted by the delights of French “civilization,” these soldiers were also responsible for significant brutality in France. Using letters, diaries and photographs alongside official documents, the project explores the experience of occupation from the occupiers’ point of view. The uneasy coexistence of leisure and violence is a central theme of the project, which draws renewed attention to the German side of the occupation, and speaks to larger debates about military occupations and wartime mentalities.

Adam Rinne ’12 to start a Masters at Simon Fraser University

Adam U. Rinne (History Honours ’12) sent this praiseworthy message to faculty in our Department:

“I just wanted to take this opportunity to once again thank you all for taking the time to provide references or guidance during my latest graduate school hunt. Whether the reference was destined for Simon Fraser, Waterloo, or the University of Toronto, all were appreciated. Today I am happy to report that I have been accepted to study at Simon Fraser University’s Masters in Urban Studies program starting this September. I am quite excited to be heading out west in a few months to be studying what already feels like a very interesting degree!
Thanks again for taking the time to help and I hope to send little updates every now and again regarding my experiences out west!”

Faculty research activities: Dr. Bittermann

Dr. Rusty Bittermann will be a panelist in the “Protest and Civil Liberties” plenary session of the Trudeau Foundation’s 2013 Summer Institute, May 13 to 17. The event is being held on Prince Edward Island this year and the theme is “Protest and Public Policy.”

2013 Trudeau Summer Institute

Fin MacKay-Boyce (Honours ’13) wins the Tom McCann Award

This year, Fin MacKay-Boyce (Honours ’13) is the worthy co-recipient of the Tom McCann Award, which is presented to a senior student who best portrays the spirit of St. Thomas University with his or her contributions to university and student affairs, and who demonstrates outstanding leadership, character and personality.  [more…]



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Kayla Blackmore (Honours ’12) receives the Marion Hilliard Award

We are delighted to report that Kayla Blackmore, who graduated with History Honours in 2012, received national recognition for her accomplishments as an athlete, student and community organiser. [more…]



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Dr. Michael Dawson Receives McCain Award


Dr. Michael Dawson, Professor in the History Department, is this year’s recipient of the Wallace and Margaret McCain Course Release Award to aid in completion of his book Debating Consumerism: Shopping and the Politics of Store Hours in Vancouver and Victoria, 1945-1980.

The award provides support to help faculty complete book-length research publications in progress.

“The book will be the first to document and explain the process by which consumers’ access to goods and services was liberalized and deregulated in Canada,” says Dawson. [more…]

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Christina Entz Moss ’12 starts a PhD at the University of Waterloo

Christina Entz Moss graduated from St. Thomas with History Honours in 2012, and as she starts her studies at the University of Waterloo in 2013, she will one of six STU History graduates enrolled in doctoral programmes as of September 2013.

Claire Bridgeo ’12 joins the Political Staff of US Senator Angus King (Independent of Maine)

Claire Bridgeo ’12 sends us this enthusiastic message from Maine:

“My liberal arts education was essential, I can see that now. It’s not really about what I learned at STU —though I learned some vital things I still reference today — it was the way I learned how to keep learning that helped me. That attitude led me to the Angus King Campaign and my resulting job at one of the state offices.

I graduated from St. Thomas University in 2012 with a major in history, and minors in English and psychology. In June, I moved home to Augusta, Maine and began my internship on the Angus King for US Senate campaign.

I had spoken with the campaign manager a month after Angus had announced his candidacy. They were developing an intern program and I was one of the first to sign up. I went in with an open mind, like many others, and over the course of the campaign there were more than 60 interns.  [more…]


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