Graduate History Theses (1969 to present)

Some theses produced by our students are available from the Library and Archives of Canada (LAC) in a downloadable PDF format. Please note the files are big and often exceed 5 mb. When possible, we have linked the title below to the appropriate file found on the LAC's "Theses Canada" website, click on the title. All MA theses are available at the Lakehead University Library and the Library and Archives of Canada.
 
 

Date

Author

Title

Supervisor

2017

Brandon J. Cordeiro

Short Circuit: Ontario’s Electrical Utilities, Northern Ontario, and The Metabolic Rift, 1906-1998

Michel S. Beaulieu

2017

Jenna Kirker

‘A Matter of Principal’: Female involvement in Politics and Labour at the Lakehead, 1903-1918

Michael D. Stevenson  and Ronald Harpelle

2016

Amanda Oliveira

"The Coming and Going of Eugenics in Alberta: A Discarded History, 1928-1972"

Michel S. Beaulieu and Michael D. Stevenson

2015

Kimberly Donna Shirley

"'To Die a ‘Canadian’:  How Nineteenth Century European Immigrants Influenced the Culture of Death in Canada"

Michel S. Beaulieu

2014

Jonathan Foreman

"Race, Englishness and the Media: Depictions of Urban Rioting in England, 1980-81"

Ronald Harpelle

2013

Jamie Nelemans

"The Canadian Forces and American Military Influence, 1963-1989"

Michael D. Stevenson

2013

Devon Tannahill

"Rise of the Machine: The Making of the Video Game Industry and Military Simulation"

Michel S. Beaulieu

2013

Kyle Holomego

"Canada's Policy Towards Communist China, 1949-1971"

Michael D. Stevenson

2012

Travis Hay

"Fictions of a Settler State: Indigenous and Iraqi Peoples in Canadian Newspapers, 1990-2010"

Kristin Burnett

2012

 Matthew Sitter

"Violence and Masculinity in Hollywood War Films during World War II"

Kristin Burnett 

2009

Leslie Praisley 

Urban Mirror, Kabuki's reflection of Tokugawa social trends

Carl Young

2008

Nicole Butzke

"British West Indians in Panama: An Analysis of Linda Smart Chubb's Memorandum on the The Forgotten People"

Ronald Harpelle
2007

Charles Nathan Hatton

Ronald Harpelle
2007

Rob Rombouts

"The Little Piggy Goes to Market: The Ontario Hog Producers and the Development of Controlled Marketing"

A.E. Epp
2007

Cheryl Shaw 

Helen E.H. Smith
2007

William P. Vinh-Doyle

"A Study of the Strike at Canada Safeway by Local 175 of the United Food and Commercial Workers"

Bruce Strang
2004

Mandy Hadenko

"Changing Medical Understandings of Cervical Cancer and the Development of Screening Programs in Post-war Ontario"

Patricia Jasen

2004

Lana Maria Puumala

"Themes on Finnish Settlement in The Thunder Bay Area"

Bruce Muirhead

2003

Michel Steven Beaulieu

"Reel history: film production at the Lakehead, 1911-1931"

Ronald Harpelle 

2002

Christopher Ron Holmes

"Fighting an uphill battle: a history of public health reform in Fort William, 1892-1919"

Patricia Jasen

2002

Hendrik Matthew Warnar

"The transformation of a union local: local 1075 International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW-CIO), 1952-1962"

A.E. Epp

2001

Carrie Elizabeth Gibbons

""Omens of good and evidences of evil": gender and respectability in the Thunder Bay Sentinel, 1875-1895"

Helen E. H. Smith

2001

Steven Arthur Earl Jobbitt

"Re-civilizing the land : conservation and postwar reconstruction in Ontario, 1939-1961"

Patricia Jasen
2000

John Alexander MacPhail

""To hell with the future, let's get on with the past": rivalry and revitalization in the Lakehead's central business districts, 1947-1980"

Bruce Muirhead
1999

Tina Marie Davidson

"Hemlines and hairdo: body management for the feminine ideal in the Canadian Women's Army Corps"

Helen E.H. Smith
1999

James Joseph Ellard

""From moribund to mobilized": the Lake Superior Regiment, 1920-1940"

Victor C. Smith
1999

Anne Maria Fisher

"Civil defence in Canada 1939-1965 : garnering public support for war and nuclear weapons through the myth of protection"

Thorold Tronrud
1998

David Edward Achtenberg

"Some day they must unite : the amalgamation of Fort William and Port Arthur"

Patricia Jasen
1997

Gerald Gordon Ross

"A contribution to the study of Vlkische Ideologie and Deutschtumsarbeit among the Germans in Canada during the inter-war period"

E.R. Zimmermann
1996

Patrick Robert Chapin

"Northwestern Ontario gold mining, 1880-1902: the gold boom that didn't pan out"

A.E. Epp
1996

Margaret Elizabeth Frenette

"The great war's defeats: "doing your bit" on Thunder Bay's home front 1914-1919"

Patricia Jasen
1995

David Karl Ratz

"Soldiers of the shield : the 96th "District of Algoma" Battalion of Rifles, 1886-1896, a social and military institution"

Bruce Muirhead
1994

David Leo Black

"Northern lights: a history of Thunder Bay Hydro"

A.E. Epp
1994

Amanda Jane Louise Graham

"The University that wasn't : the University of Canada North, 1970-1985"

W.R. Morrisson
1994

Andrew J. Hacquoil

"'Let us all be optimistic from now on': Oscar Styffe Limited 1927-1945, the middleman of Northwestern Ontario and the pulp and paper trade"

Victor C. Smith
1994

Steven C. High

"A municipal ownership town: the organization and regulation of urban services in Port Arthur, 1875-1914"

Patricia Jasen
1993

Donald J. Auger

"Frontierism and metropolitanism in relation to development on the north shore of Lake Superior"

Bruce Muirhead
1993

Alison Frances Dacey

"Treaty 3 : the failure of the Canadian government to protect native treaty rights 1905-20"

Bruce Muirhead
1993

Ian Brian Walmark

"Alexander Morris and the Saulteaux : the context and making of treaty three, 1869-73"

Bruce Muirhead
1993

Gary Stuart Warwick

"The impact of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on the cities of Port Arthur and Fort William, 1959-1969"

Bruce Muirhead
1990

Ruth E. Hagglund

"Health care in 19th century Upper Canada/Ontario: adaptation of a British model"

Elizabeth Arthur
1985

Thomas E. Scott

"Canada's position and participation in the early development of the International Monetary Fund, 1940-1943"

A.E. Epp
1984

David Shanahan

"Irish-Catholic journalists and the new nationality in Canada: 1858-1870"

Elizabeth Arthur
1983

David Tremblay

"The dimension of crime and punishment at the Canadian Lakehead, 1873-1903"

Elizabeth Arthur
1982

John Potestio

"From navvies to railway buidlers: the history of Vincenzo and Giovanni Veltri, founders of R.F. Welch Kimited, 1885-1932"

A.E. Epp
1978

Constantine J. Tsekouras

"The Manitoba Free Press as an expression of contemporary perceptions of America, 1901-1909"

Elizabeth Arthur
1977

Antonio Pucci

"The Italian community in Fort William's East End in the early twentieth century"

Don Wilson
1977

Marina Robinson

"The child, the family, and society in Ontario, 1850-1900, according to four educational journals"

Don Wilson
1976

Marvin MacDonald

"An examination of Protestant reaction toward the non-English-speaking immigrants in Port Arthur and Fort William, 1904-1914"

Elizabeth Arthur
1974

William A. D. Hay

"R.B. Bennett's relations with his cabinet, with special consideration of the careers of R.J. Manion and H.H. Stevens"

Elizabeth Arthur

1974

Jean Morrison

"Community in conflict: a study of the working class in the Canadian Lakehead, 1903-1913"

Elizabeth Arthur
1969

R.H. Piovesana

"Laurier and the Liberal Party, 1916-1919"

Elizabeth Arthur