Supervision and Teaching

Direct research training is an important part of undergraduate and graduate studies. Each year I supervise students as either part of my ongoing research projects or in my areas of expertise. Interested undergraduate students are encourage to contact me directly about honours thesis possibilities. I am a core faculty member and supervise and teach courses in the following graduate programs:

Below are the current and past undergraduate and graduate projects I have supervised.

Current Doctoral Students:

  • Amanda Lino. Topic: The Promotion of Resource Development in Ontario. Ph.D. in Forest Sciences.

Current Masters Students:

  • Brandon Cordeiro. Topic: The Metabolic Rift and Nuclear Power in Northwestern Ontario. MA History Thesis
  • Greg Johnsen. MA History Major Research Project.
  • Brett Starrs. Topic: Perceptions of Immigrants in Port Arthur and Fort William Newspapers During the 1950s and 1960s. MA History Major Research Project
  • Justine Waite. MA History Major Research Project (co-supervised by Michael Stevenson)

Completed Students:

  • 2016. Luana Buckle. "Foodway Transitions from Middle-Class Britain to Nineteenth Century Ontario." MA History Major Research Project.
  • 2016. Kyle Duckworth. "The Hunt for the Arctic: Re-Evaluating Arctic History and Mutiny." MA History Major Research Project.
  • 2016. Richard Mastrangelo. "Echo and Features: Steep Rock Iron Mine and the Shaping of Corporate Culture." MA History Major Research Project.
  • 2016. Amanda Oliveira. “The Coming and Going of Eugenics in Alberta: A Discarded History, 1938-1972.” MA History Thesis (co-supervised with Michael Stevenson).
  • 2015. Kimberly Shirley. "'To Die a ‘Canadian’:  How Nineteenth Century European Immigrants Influenced the Culture of Death in Canada." MA History Thesis.
  • 2015. Ka Lun Wong. "Understanding the Dragon: Ethnicities of Chinese-Canadian Immigrants, 1858-1997." MA History Major Research Project.
  • 2015. Aaron Macmillan. "Postwar Removal of Discriminatory Clauses from Immigration Policy, 1947-1976." MA History Major Research Project.
  • 2015. Nicholas Sottile. "One Trick Ponies: A Comparative Analysis of the Development of Two Single-Industry Towns in Northwestern Ontario." MA History Major Research Project.
  • 2014. Jordan Lehto. "Queering the Postwar High School: Queer Male Youth at the Lakehead, 1945-1965." MA History Major Research Project (specialization in Women's Studies).
  • 2013. Devon Tannahill. "Rise of the Machine: The Making of The Video Game Industry and Military Simulation." MA History Thesis.
  • 2013. Denise Munro. "“Moral and Social Reform at the Lakehead: Conceptualized Anglo-Protestant Notions of Race, Class, and Gender within Two 1913 Social Surveys." MA History Major Research Project (specialization in Women's Studies).
  • 2011. David Blanchard. "Terrace Bay and the North Shore's Post-war Economic and Cultural Identity, 1947-1967." MA History Major Research Project.
  • 2011. Gordon Stover. "Thunder Bay's Response to Trudeau Government Policies." MA History Major Research Project.
  • 2010. Chelsea DeGagne. "Soldiers and Politicians: Civil-Military Relations in Fort William and Port Arthur, 1850-1938." MA History Major Research Project.
  • 2010. Gabriel Harpelle. "Anarchy in Quebec: A Survey of the Anarchist Movement, 1864 to 1960." History Honours Thesis.
  • 2009. Nicole Durocher. “Imperialism or Social Reform: An Examination of Attention Paid to Immigrant Mothers in Port Arthur and Fort William in the Early Decades of the Twentieth Century.” MA History Major Research Project (co-supervised with Ernie Epp).
  • 2009. Steve Ross. "William Lyon Mackenzie King, Domestic Anti-Japanese Hostility, and Foreign Policy Determinants, 1907-1942." MA History Major Research Project (co-supervised with Jean-Yves Bernard).
  • 2008. Laura Nigro. "Female Discrimination or Cultural Maintenance?: The Hearing of Giovannina Ruberto-Martinie vs. the Italian Society of Port Arthur." MA History Major Research Project (co-supervised with Lori Chambers)

Teaching:

History
HIST 1100 - The Making of the Modern World
HIST 2301 - Canadian History
HIST 2510 - The Americas to 1870
HIST 2715 - History of the Circumpolar North (cross NORT)
HIST 2751 - History of Film to 1960
HIST 3303 - Ontario History
HIST 3311 - The American Impact on Canada
HIST 3312 - Canadian Labour History
HIST 3314 - The History of the Canadian North (cross NORT)
HIST 3330 - The North American Fur Trade (cross INDI and NORT)
HIST 3830 - Public History
HIST 4313 - Issues in the History of Northern Ontario (cross NORT)
HIST 4711 - History and Philosophy of Socialism
HIST 4750 - Issues in Film History
HIST 4830 - Community Placement

HIST 5301 - Topics in Canadian History
HIST 5320 - Topics in Northern Ontario History
HIST 5320 - Twentieth Century Canadian Socialism
HIST 5701 - Comparative Colonial North American Societies
HIST 5731 - History of Video Games
HIST 5731 - Canadian Political and Labour History
HIST 5731 - History of Resource Development
HIST 5733 - Approaches to Canadian History
HIST 5701 - Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in Canadian History

Northern Studies
NORT 1111 - Introduction to the Circumpolar North
NORT 1112 - Introduction to the Canadian North
NORT 2715: History of the Circumpolar North
NORT 3111 - Peoples and Cultures I
NORT 3112 - Peoples and Cultures II
NORT 3211 - Land and Environment I
NORT 3311 - Contemporary Issues I
NORT 3314 - The History of the Canadian North
NORT 3330 - The North American Fur Trade (cross INDI and HIST)
NORT 4111 - Canada and the Circumpolar World
NORT 4311 - Advanced Seminar in Northern Studies
NORT 4313 - Issues in the History of Northern Ontario (cross HIST)

Other

NECU 5711  - Concepts in Ethnohistory
NRM 6xxx - Major Field Course