History Alumni and Faculty Receive Publication Awards

The Department of History is pleased to announce that alumna Hanna Johnson (HBA 2019, MA 2021) and alumnus and contract lecturer Dr. Tom Peotto (HBA 2006, MA 2007) were recipients of awards at the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society's biennial Publications Awards.

Hanna Johnson received the George B. Macgillivray Award for best popular article focusing on the history of Northwestern Ontario for “Swedish Immigrants and Religion in Port and Arthur and Fort William, 1883 – 1914,” published in the Society’s Paper & Records in 2022. Hanna's article is based on the research undertaken while completing her Master of Arts degree.

Tom Peotto and Connie Nelson (Professor Emeritus of Social Work) were awarded the J.P. Bertrand Award for best scholarly article for “Food Production in the Wabigoon Basin: The First Nine Thousand Years,” published in the Canadian Historical Review volume 103, no. 4 in December 2022.

Hanna Johnson also was awarded the Ernest R. Zimmermann First Publication Award.

Adjudicated by an independent panel of jurors, the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society's publication awards are given out every two years for the best publications dealing with the history of Northwestern Ontario. This year's winners were recognized at a special event held on 17 April.