The Shield

17 08 2010

Last night, TVOntario broadcast a great episode of The Shield, a documentary series about the history of Canadian Shield community.The episode was about Sudbury and included some good information on local business history. Matt Bray, a retired professor of history at Laurentian University, was interviewed about the history of nickel mining.

For more about the episode, see here.

Perhaps one day Vale Inco will open its archive to researchers so we can learn more about the history of this important industry.

Historian Joe Martin on TVOntario

10 12 2009

Canadian business historian Joe Martin will appear on TVOntario’s Agenda program at 8pm on Friday. He will speak about his new history of Canadian business. The title of his book is Relentless Change.

Relentless Change

Martin will be interviewed by host Steve Paikin (below). A link to the podcast of the interview will be posted here on Saturday.

Steve Paikin

The Agenda‘s program tonight is about the Ontario city of Sudbury.

Sudbury at Night

The first segment of the show is about pollution in Sudbury. The President of Laurentian University, Dominic Giroux, will be interviewed in the second half of the program. Laurentian is located in Sudbury. It’s where I teach.

Laurentian President Surveying Campus With Students