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 encouraged to contact me directly about honours thesis possibilities. I am a core faculty member and supervise and teach courses in the following graduate programs:
- Master of Arts in History
- Master of Environmental Studies - Northern Environments and Cultures
- PhD in Forest Sciences
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. PhD in Forest Sciences, Lakehead University
- Joel Kilpi. Topic: Finnish Workers, the Industrial Workers of World, and the Pacific Coast. PhD, University of Helsinki (co-supervisor)
Current Masters Students:
- Breann Dawson. Topic: History of Education in Thunder Bay. MA History Major Research Project
- Nicolas Duplessis. "Post-War Labour at the Lakehead." MA History Thesis.
- Emily Hodgins. Topic: Community History and Natural Resource Development in Northern Canada. MA History Major Research Project.
- Hanna Johnson. Topic: Religion and Community Development in Scandinavia and Thunder Bay. MA History Thesis.
- Sierra Lemonius-Walker. Topic: Museums and Immigrant Communities. MA History Major Research Project.
- Mary Francis Maarup. Topic: Women Leaders in Lakehead History. MA History Thesis.
- Mackenizie Normandeau. Topic: Oral Histories MA History Major Research Project.
Completed Masters Students:
Theses (100-150 pages)
- 2017. Brandon Cordeiro. "Short Circuit: Ontario’s Electrical Utilities, Northern Ontario, and The Metabolic Rift, 1906-1998." MA History Thesis.
- 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.
- 2013. Devon Tannahill. "Rise of the Machine: The Making of The Video Game Industry and Military Simulation." MA History Thesis.
Major Research Papers (50-70 pages)
- 2019. Jasmine Hyslop. "The Port Arthur Mechanics' Institute: Education and Entertainment in a Northern Town." MA History Major Research Project.
- 2018. Brett Starrs. "An Analysis of Canadian Immigration Policy: A Case Study of Fort William and Port Arthur Through Print Media in the 1950s and 1960s." MA History Major Research Project.
- 2018. Greg Johnsen. "The Game Comes Here: The Origins of Organized Sport in Thunder Bay." MA History Major Research Project.
- 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.
- 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. 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.
- 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)
Current and Completed Honours Thesis and Public History Project Students:
- In progress. Katerina Fesithauer. Public History Project.
- 2019. Christine Greene. "Reframing Canadian History Through A Northwestern Ontario Regionally Based Lens: Regionally Based Grade Ten Canadian History Lesson Plans." Public History Project.
- 2018. Mackenzie Normandeau. "Education Kit on Industrial Thunder Bay." Public History Project.
- 2018. Jayne Alexander. "Thunder Bay's Great Depression: A Photographic Exhibit." Public History Project.
- 2018. Mathew Jollineau. "Script for a Dramatization of The North West Company in Rebellion." Public History Project.
- 2018. Megan Sanders. "Alumni Association of Lakehead University Processing and Finding Aid Project." Public History Project.
- 2010. Gabriel Harpelle. "Anarchy in Quebec: A Survey of the Anarchist Movement, 1864 to 1960." History Honours Thesis.
Teaching (past six years):
HIST 1100 - The Making of the Modern World
HIST 2510 - The Americas to 1870
HIST 2715 - History of the Circumpolar North (cross NORT)
HIST 3303 - Ontario History
HIST 3312 - Canadian Labour History
HIST 3314 - The History of the Canadian North (cross NORT, Type E: Indigenous Content)
HIST 3330 - The North American Fur Trade (cross INDI and NORT, Type E: Indigenous Content)
HIST 3830 - Public History
HIST 4001 - Women and Labour in Canadian History
HIST 4313 - Issues in the History of Northern Ontario (cross NORT, Type E: Indigenous Content)
HIST 4830 - Community Placement
HIST 5301 - Topics in Canadian History / HIST 5731/33 - Approaches to Canadian History
HIST 5320 - Topics in Northern Ontario History
HIST 5320 - Twentieth Century Canadian Socialism
HIST 5701 - Comparative Colonial North American Societies
HIST 5731/33 - Approaches to Ontario History
HIST 5731/33 - Canadian Political and Labour History
HIST 5701 - Victorian Society and Culture in Canada
HIST 5701 - Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in Canadian History
NORT 1111 - Introduction to the Circumpolar North (Type E: Indigenous Content)
NORT 1112 - Introduction to the Canadian North (Type E: Indigenous Content)
NORT 2715: History of the Circumpolar North
NORT 3111 - Peoples and Cultures I (Type E: Indigenous Content)
NORT 3112 - Peoples and Cultures II (Type E: Indigenous Content)
NORT 3211 - Land and Environment I
NORT 3311 - Contemporary Issues I (Type E: Indigenous Content)
NORT 3312 - Contemporary Issues II (Type E: Indigenous Content)
NORT 3314 - The History of the Canadian North (Type E: Indigenous Content)
NORT 3330 - The North American Fur Trade (cross INDI and HIST, Type E)
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, Type E)
NECU 5711 - Concepts in Ethnohistory
NRM 6xxx - Major Field Course