Centre for Northern Studies Publications and Members Nominated for Awards
The Centre for Northern Studies is pleased to announce that a number of its publications and members have been nominated for the 2010-2011 Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society's regional publication awards. The nomination for these awards underscores the continuing success of the Centre's publication series and its members research dealing with the region.
The awards in four categories are given out for the best publications dealing with the history of Northwestern Ontario. Each 2 years, a great many excellent books and articles, both popular and scholarly, are written about the history of our region, yet so many authors of these works struggle for recognition. These awards are intended to help publicize such works, to recognize the excellence of local writers, and to encourage new authors to write about our history. The awards are made by independent panels of judges in each category.
Nominated for the J.P. Bertrand Award for best scholarly article on the history of Northwestern Ontario:
Chris Southcott's "Old Economy/New Economy Transitions and Shifts in Demographic and Industrial Patterns in Northern Ontario," published in Thomas Dunk's Transition in Marginal Zones in the Age of Globalization: Case Studies from the North and South (CNS Press, 2010)
Samira Saramo's "'A Socialist Movement which does not Attract the Women Cannot Live': The Strength of Finnish Socialist Women in Port Arthur, 1903-1933," published in Michel S. Beaulieu's Essays in Northwestern Ontario Working Class History: Thunder Bay and its Environs (CNS Press, 2008).
William Vinh-Doyle's "A Study of the Strike at Canada Safeway by Local 175 of the UFCW," published in Michel S. Beaulieu's Essays in Northwestern Ontario Working Class History: Thunder Bay and its Environs (CNS Press, 2008).
In addition, three articles by Centre for Northern Studies Director Michel S. Beaulieu have been nominated in 2 categories.
For the J.P. Bertrand Award for best scholarly article on the history of Northwestern Ontario:
"Finnish Kanadalainen Sosialismi: Towards an Understanding of Finnish Canadian Socialist Activity, 1900-1939." Faravid: Pohjois-Suomen Historiallisen yhdistyksen vuosikirja [Faravid: Journal of the Northern Finland Historical Association] 33 (2009): 107-126.
"Reacting to the Workers' Revolt: The Lakehead and the Winnipeg General Strike." Left History 14:1 (Fall 2009): 8-33.
For the George B. MacGillvray Award for best popular article focusing on the history of Northwestern Ontario:
"PRIMA IN LACUBUS: Over a Century of Naval Activity at the Lakehead." Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers and Records 37 (2009):146-59 which was co-written by fellow alumni Chelsea Degage and David Ratz.
Also nominated for the George B. MacGillvray Award for best popular article focusing on the history of Northwestern Ontario was "The Wobblies," by Donna Jeanpierre (Lakehead University Magazine, Spring/Summer 2010) which focusses on Beaulieu's work.