New Position in Canadian Business History

16 04 2011

The Department of History of the University of Winnipeg invites application for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Canadian History. Applications are encouraged from all research specialties.
Preference will be shown for candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach business history. The selected candidate will be expected to teach Canadian history survey courses.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to research and undergraduate teaching. Publications will be an asset.
Subject to budgetary approval, the position will commence on 1 July 2011.
Applicants must submit a covering letter, curriculum vitae, one sample of research, and teaching dossier (including course outlines and course evaluations if available), and must arrange for letters of reference from
three referees. Deadline for the receipt of the applications and references is 15 April 2011.

The search will continue until such time that the position is filled. Address all communications to:
Professor Eliakim Sibanda, Chair
Department of History, University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB., R3B 2E9
Phone: 204 786 9012
The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is initially directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

H. Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History

25 10 2009

The H. Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History at the University of Winnipeg opened on Monday with a lecture by Ramsay Cook, a distinguished Canadian historian. The title of his talk was “Who Broadened Canadian History?” The title of his talk alludes to Who Killed Canadian History, a book by J.L. Granastein.

Here is a summary of Professor Cook’s lecture: “Over the past thirty years or so, the content of Canadian history has broadened out in several significant directions. In my years at United College and later when I began teaching university courses, the main, indeed almost the only, Canadian history menu listed political, diplomatic, military and constitutional dishes. In these fields the prominent Anglophone and Francophone men who dominated the “national stage” were featured But in the 1970s and 80s, as universities admitted increasing numbers of students from regional, class, ethnic and genders formerly under represented, students began to wonder why their ancestors were so often absent from the history that they were taught. Soon graduate students, often from these new groups, began research into these neglected areas with the result that a new past, or rather an expanded past, was discovered and made part of what is now accepted a more accurate and more diverse Canadian past. The success of this expansion, this enrichment of our past, now raises some new questions about Canadian history, questions which may suggest another broadening dimension based on comparative historical studies.”

I will put a link to a video of Cook’s talk online soon.