News Archive

Statement on remains of 215 children located at former site of Kamloops Indian Residential School

Please find a statement Here on the 215 children’s remains located at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.      

Thinking Historically News!

We want to alert you to a few news items that arrived after our newsletter was published: Several members of Thinking Historically will be presenting on their research related to teacher education at the upcoming Canadian Society for the Study of Education conference. Session 4.14: CATE-ACFE Symposium-Panel / Colloque-panel, May 30, 2021, 1:00pm – 2:15pm Mountain Education for Pre-service […]

TH April Newsletter

Our very FIRST 2021 newsletter was just freshly published. Click Here for detailed information.

New National Youth Program from Canada’s History

Canada’s National History Society is proud to introduce #OurStoriesOurVoices, a new national youth program that gives students aged 9 to 18 the opportunity to explore a story that is important in their community’s past and share it with Canadians across the country through social media, an online contest, a virtual youth forum, and a special publication. This program is designed […]

Interview Series by Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, from University of Ottawa, was interviewed by Stephen Hurley for Hurley in the Morning on a series of topic: Listen to Celebrating French Canadian Language and Culture here on March 3, 2021. Listen to Indigenizing Education here on February 25, 2021. Listen to The Power and Beauty of Oral Storytelling here on […]

For Mi’kmaw educator Marie Battiste, inner growth is essential to be a leader

For Mi’kmaw educator Marie Battiste, inner growth is essential to be a leader – The Globe and Mail

Passing of TH Co-Investigator, Dr. R. Michael Marker

R. Michael Marker, known to many of his friends as Mike, left this world on January 15, 2021. He was a force of nature, and will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and colleagues. Michael was born in San Diego to Bob and Jean Marker in 1951. The family relocated to Spokane shortly afterwards, […]

November “Think History!” Newsletter

We are pleased to share our November 2020 newsletter with you!

Dr. David Scott interviewed on radio in Calgary, AB

Dr. David Scott, from Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, was interviewed around the United Conservative Party’s proposed changes to the K-4 curriculum for social studies in Alberta: Listen to CBC Radio(2020, October 22), the Alberta at noon with Judy Aldous here Listen to VoicEd Radio (2020, November 10), Hurley in the Morning here […]

2020 Floyd S. Chalmers Award

ChamplainSoc is pleased to announce that Radical Ambition: The New Left in Toronto, by Peter Graham & Ian McKay, is the winner of the Floyd S. #ChalmersAward. See full announcement at Congratulations to Dr.Ian McKay!

Radio Interview with Dr. Alan Sears

Alan Sears (Honorary Research Professor, Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick) was interviewed on radio (2020, October 3) : Putting the A in “STEAM” Education. Listen here

New Book

Congratulations to Drs. Penney Clark and Alan Sears on the publication of their book, The Arts and the Teaching of History: Historical F(r)ictions (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020). More information about the book, including a free preview, can be found here:

New Publication

Congratulations to Thinking Historically co-investigator, Catherine Duquette and her colleagues on the publication of their new chapter, À la recherche d’un point de rencontre: L’apport d’une approche commune en science, technologie et univers social, pour intégrer des savoirs autochtones in the book La décolonisation de la scolarisation des jeunes Inuit et des Premières Nations […]

Commemoration Controversies Podcasts

A University of Calgary award-winning undergraduate student, Jessica Gobran, conducted a series of interviews with scholars from across Canada on how teachers should understand and take up controversies around commemorations. Contributors include Lindsay Gibson along with Dwayne Donald, Ehaab Abdou, among others. Throughout the podcast Jessica reflects on how her own Egyptian Coptic identity intersects […]

Education professor shares concerns about Alberta’s curriculum review

Elementary Education professor Carla Peck‘s online responses to the Alberta government’s announcements around its curriculum renewal process are going viral. She asks why its decision-making isn’t grounded in evidence-based best practices on teaching social studies and history. Read more here.