Department of History Members Recognized for Rosies of the North Historical Website

Creators of the Rosies of the North website documenting the experience of women workers at the Canadian Car and Foundry plant at the Lakehead during the Second World War have been honored by being inducted into the City of Thunder Bay’s Women’s History Month exhibit.

Based on a National Film Board documentary directed by Kelly Saxberg, the website provides a comprehensive repository of interviews and archival documents related to the women who produced military aircraft at CanCar. Led by Department of History faculty members Saxberg, Ron Harpelle, and Nathan Hatton, the website features the work of current and former undergraduate and graduate students involved in the Department’s public history program, including Shylin Henits, Katie Green, Laura Polcyn, Ximena Gerón Fonseca, and Bryson Irvine.

Further information can be found at the Women’s History Month exhibit, the induction announcement, and the Rosies of the North website.