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Editorial Board and Module Authors

  • P.E. Bryden   (University of Victoria).
    Dr. Bryden received her BA from Trent University, her MA and PhD from York University in Toronto.  She works primarily in the area of postwar Canadian political and constitutional history.  She is particularly interested in the development of public policies and the negotiation of power within the federal system.
  • Colin Coates (York University)
    Dr. Coates received his Masters from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate from York University.  He currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Cultural Landscapes.  His research areas include the European notion of the ‘noble savage’ in the Canadian context, early ethnographies of First Nations communities, and studying communities of the past, such as the Iroquois Confederacy, Ville-Marie in 17th Century Quebec, and the free African-Canadian villages of Southern Ontario in the 1840s and 1850s.
  • Maureen Lux  (Brock University)
    Dr. Lux teaches Canadian and Aboriginal history at Brock. Her research examines the health effects of colonialism on Aboriginal people on the prairies.  She is currently at work on a study of twentieth-century hospitalization and health care policy for Canadian Aboriginal people.
  • Lynne Marks  (University of Victoria)
    Dr. Marks received her B.A. from the University of Toronto, her M.A. and Ph.D. at York University in Toronto, and has taught at the University of Victoria since 1992.  Her work focuses on primarily the social history of religion, and is particularly interested in issues related to religion and gender history. 
  • Marcel Martel  (York University)
    Dr. Martel is currently the holder of the Avie Bennett Historical Chair in Canadian History.  He has done research on the institutional relationship between francophone minority groups and Quebec society, examined the growth of French Canadian nationalism and the emergence of Quebec identity and nationalism.  More recently, his research has been around public policy and the use of recreational drugs in Canada in the 1960s.
  • Danny Samson  (Brock University)
    Daniel Samson teaches at Brock University. In addition to the Pre-Confederation survey, he teaches upper-year courses on the history of rural societies, the environment, and politics and culture in colonial Canada. He has written works on rural Nova Scotia, and is currently writing about rural elites in British North America.

Module Authors:

  • Jane Errington (Royal Military College)
    Dr. Jane Errington specializes in the social history of British America in the 19th century. Her research interests include how understandings of gender, class and race shaped colonial societies, particularly in Upper Canada (Ontario); culture and community; the Atlantic and British history; and questions of identity in a colonial world.
  • Cynthia Comacchio (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Cynthia Comacchio studies the social and cultural history of post-Confederation Canada, with particular interest in the history of children, youth and families. She has published two award-winning monographs, 'Nations are Built of Babies:' Saving Ontario's Mothers and Children, 1900-1940 (1993), and The Dominion of Youth: Adolescence and the Making of Modern Canada, 1920-1950 (2006). She has also authored The Infinite Bonds of Family: Domesticity in Canada, 1850 to 1940 (1999), more than 30 articles/chapters on women and children's health and welfare, childhood and adolescence, family and generational relations in Canada, and has co-edited three historical anthologies. She inaugurated, and remains, scholarly editor of the multidisciplinary series 'Childhood and Family in Canada' for Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Her current project is a collaboration with Neil Sutherland, Ring Around the Maple: A Sociocultural History of Children and Childhood in Canada, 19th and 20th Centuries.
  • Erika Dyck (University of Saskatchewan)
    Erika Dyck is a Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in History of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research concentrates on histories of eugenics, mental health, psychiatry and institutionalization in Canada. She is the author of Facing Eugenics: Reproduction, Sterilization and the Politics of Choice (University of Toronto, 2013); and Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus (Johns Hopkins, 2008/University of Manitoba Press, 2011). She has also worked with psychiatric survivors and institutionalized men and women, together with a team of scholars to bring patient perspectives into digital archives and interactive historical websites; with Megan Davies and Bob Menzies on; and with Rob Wilson on
  • Matthew Hayday  (University of Guelph)
    Matthew Hayday is an Associate Professor in the Department of History.  His research interests include language policy, nationalism and identity politics, federalism and intergovernmental relations and Dominion Day celebrations.  He has published numerous articles and books.
  • Chris Pennington  (University of Toronto- Scarborough)
    Christopher Pennington is an Assistant Professor of History in the Department of Humanities. He specializes in Canadian history, particularly Canadian politics and foreign relations, and he has taught undergraduate courses at all three University of Toronto campuses as well as Ryerson University. His first monograph, The Destiny of Canada: Macdonald, Laurier, and the Election of 1891, is scheduled for publication in March 2011, and his current scholarly project is a biography of Erastus Wiman, a prominent late 19th-century Canadian businessman.
  • Jarrett Henderson (Mount Royal University)
    Jarett Henderson is an Assistant Professor of Canadian and Colonial History, in the Department of Humanities. His research on the history of colonial Canada revolves around the question of imperial rule in the British North America; he is particularly interested in how empire-wide debates about gender, race, and freedom/unfreedom circulating throughout the mid-19th century British Empire, shaped the struggle to abolish “irresponsible government” in the Canadas.  

  • Colin McCullough
    Dr. McCullough received his Master's of Arts from Queen's University and his Doctorate from York University. He is currently an L.R. Wilson Post-Doctoral Fellow at McMaster University. His research examines why and how so many people in English and French Canadian associated peacekeeping with their sense of national identity from 1956 to 1997. His latest project investigates the efforts of the World Government movement in the post-World War Two era.  

  • Alla Myzelev (Bloomsberg University of Pennsylvania)
    Alla Myzelev is a Senior Visiting Lecturer at the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where she teaches Art History and Visual Culture. Her research interests include Modern and Contemporary Canadian architecture and design and relationship between craft, design and emerging nationalism in early twentieth century Canadian art. Myzelev also published on contemporary art, feminism, and craft. She is finishing a manuscript on Toronto residential architecture, design and craft in the early 20th century.

  • Molly Pulver Ungar (University of the Fraser Valley)
    Dr. Molly Pulver Ungar is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of the Fraser Valley. She teaches courses in Canadian and Quebec History, with an emphasis on modernism and popular culture. Her research interests include Montreal in the 1930s, the Royal Tour of 1939, Saint-Jean Baptiste Parades, as well as Food History and the History of Popular Recordings.