Alumna Receives Government of Canada History Award

The Departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and History and the Faculty of Education are pleased to announce that alumna Kylie Burchat has been recognized as one of 20 Government of Canada History Award winners for 2017. 

The goal of the Government of Canada History Awards is to connect youth to their history by honouring outstanding students and teachers who show an interest in celebrating Canadian history. The awards are administered by Canada’s History, an independent national charitable organization whose mission is to promote greater popular interest in Canadian history.

Kylie completed her HBASc/BEd specializing in history and geography at Lakehead Orillia in 2017. The genesis of her award-winning submission, a grade six lesson plan exploring the difference between immigrants and refugees, had its roots in her history and education coursework while at Lakehead. 

Kylie is now enrolled in the MA program in History at Wilfrid Laurier University.   

More information about the Government of Canada History Awards can be found at http://gcawards.canadashistory .ca/History-Awards/Teaching- Award/Home